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College launches adult education courses for 2020

Furness College will launch its popular career-based adult education programme next week with places still available.

Courses include IT User Skills, Business Administration, Team Leading, Warehousing and Storage, Customer Service and Retail.

Curriculum Leader Matt Goslin said there had never been a better time to take control of your own career and upskill, with so much uncertainty about the effect of the pandemic.

“Whether you are an adult seeking employment, retraining for a career change or looking for support with career progression, we have a course for you.

“We are experienced and successful in providing our students with the skills they need to thrive in a range of careers and, given so much uncertainty in the jobs market, we are seeing an increase in people wanting to improve their CVs with new qualifications.”

Courses start next week online with the opportunity to do some learning at the Trinity Enterprise, next to the Channelside campus, with social distancing measures in place. There are no specific entry requirements.

Courses include:

  • Level 1 IT User Skills
  • Level 2 IT User Skills
  • Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration
  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (requires a work placement)
  • Level 1 Certificate Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate Team Leading
  • Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
  • Level 1 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing and Storage
  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage (requires a Work Placement)
  • Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service
  • Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge
  • Level 2 Diploma in Retail (requires a work placement)

Former student Debbie Flood said: “I believe that you are never too old to learn and Adult Outreach has inspired me to continue that journey. I have developed skills and gained new qualifications in areas and subjects that were not previously available to me.

“It has been a fantastic experience working in both class groups and virtually. I was able to dictate the pace and fit the learning and course work into my own schedule. At times it felt that I had a private tutor whose support and encouragement was relentless.”

The courses are fully funded for unemployed adults in receipt of benefits, with various exceptions. For more information contact Matt Goslin on matthew.goslin@furness.ac.uk  or call 01229 825017.

Photo: Adult Education Curriculum Leader Matt Goslin outside the Furness College’s Channelside campus

 


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