Develop your skills through adult learning this summer

Northumberland County Council Adult Learning provide a huge range of training, learning and development opportunities across Northumberland.

With over 400 courses available across 11 dedicated learning centres throughout the county, adults have the opportunity to build upon existing knowledge, learn something new or develop your skills through an apprenticeship. The courses are open to people over 16 years old, at any stage of their learning journey and for the first time, they are also available throughout the summer.

The courses fall into three categories and offer something for everyone; Fresh Start Programmes, offering courses and training to help boost employability; Access to Higher Education, available for over 19’s who want to progress to a degree in Social Care or Education; Skilled Based Courses, based on work related training.

One of the many courses available is the construction workshop, the photo shows learners enrolled on the Level 1 Certificate in Building Craft based at the Alnwick Learning Centre. Over the duration of the course, the learners have experienced first-hand the theory and application of various building trades.

The courses provide a valuable opportunity for everyone to identify their skills and find their passion. Kieran Shepherd from the first cohort of learners enrolled on the Level 1 Certificate in Building Craft said; “I had a difficult time in Year 11, which affected my GCSE results. The course has given me a second chance to gain a valuable qualification and given me the confidence to get the job I want.”

Caroline Tulett, Head of Employability and Skills, Northumberland County Council said: “It is never too late to take up new learning or develop your skills. The range of courses offered through the Adult Learning centres as part of the their summer programme are open for all to get involved and we have a great team of people to help you get the learning you deserve.”

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