Upcoming courses

Take a look at some of our courses we have coming up and apply now!

STARTING DATE: Friday 12th - Sunday 28th July 2024

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This course is residential 3 days, 2 nights over 3 weekends (Friday to Sunday)

The Award in Education and Training provides valuable training for teachers, trainers and those in support roles, or seeking employment in those job roles, in a wide range of organisations in the lifelong learning sector such as further education, adult and community education, the voluntary and community sectors, the public sector and the private sector.  The course offers you a combination of theoretical background and approaches alongside the development of practical skills. The Award in Education and Training (AET) has replaced PTLLS as the nationally recognised qualification at an introductory level.

STARTING DATE: Monday 20th January - Friday 18th July 2025

Academic and Career Skills Programme (ACSP)

3 days and 2 nights at the college each week or non-residential

Level 2

This course is for you if you want to develop the academic skills you need to progress to further study or a future career. The course is well-suited if you are looking to move on to Level 3 career-focused or academic qualifications and particularly if you are hoping to eventually progress to our very successful Access to Higher Education Diplomas starting in September 2025. You will focus on the skills you need to achieve in higher levels of study or to move towards the career you are aiming for, developing your confidence and identifying the future pathway that is most meaningful to you. We know it may have been some time since you studied at school or college so we will guide you through this course at a pace you can handle. Our teachers are well qualified in their subject areas and experienced in working with adults who have not been in education for some years. The programme of study will also include gaining the necessary qualifications in English, maths and digital skills to progress to future employment or study.

STARTING DATE: Monday 4th - Wednesday 20th November 2024

Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy

2 residential stays (3 days, 2 nights)

Level 2

This is a full and accredited qualification in Independent Advocacy.

The role of an Independent Advocate is vital to ensuring that vulnerable people can express themselves clearly, make the right decisions and have their needs met. The role of an advocate is rewarding and challenging and this course develops the key skills and knowledge required to support others.  Apply now for this nationally recognised qualification to support your employment prospects and/or improve your volunteering effectiveness.

This qualification is ideal if you are working or volunteering, or looking to work or volunteer, in a support or advocacy setting and it will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to enable you to actively advocate for your service users/clients.

STARTING DATE: Wednesday 18th September - Friday 11th October 2024

Digital Functional Skills - Entry-Level 3

4 weeks (3 days, 2 nights each week)

Entry-Level 3

Now, more than ever, products and services have moved online and it seems to be increasingly difficult to access them.  This qualification will give you an understanding and awareness of the essential digital skills you need for every day life and it will give you an awareness of how to engage with those essential digital services and products that are often sold online only.  You will also be introduced to a range of websites and given the knowledge of how to engage with them confidently and safely.