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College launches adult education courses for 2020

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

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.”

For more information contact Matt Goslin on [email protected] or call 01229 825017.