Welcome to our adult learning prospectus for summer term 2020 available to download here.
Learning at any time of life has never been easier. This prospectus offers a range of daytime and evening courses taught by experienced teachers in convenient locations. The prospectus includes a wide range of courses with opportunities to improve your existing skills, enhance job prospects or simply try out something new.
For further information, or to enrol on a course. It’s as easy as …
1. Choose a course from our wide range of subjects in the table in the centre pages
2. Find out how much it will cost (details are available in the table)
3. Call 0191 643 2288 or request a call back www.skillsnorthtyneside.org.uk/contact
Every year the Employment and Skills Service produces an Annual Review setting out key achievements and success stories from the previous year. Our review of 2019 is available to view here.
Taking place on Thursday 19th March 2020, the day will provide an opportunity for organisations and employers to celebrate their work supporting people to enter, progress towards and sustain employment.
It will showcase all of the support available to residents with events and activities taking place across the Borough.
Download our Brochure, which lists all of the events taking place on the day HERE.
To find out more ring 0191 6432288 or e-mail email@example.com
‘I must admit when I started this course I was not sure if it was going to be for me, but now I could not imagine doing anything else. I have learned so much, not just about supporting children and teachers but also how to develop my skills more. I have enjoyed this course and it has helped me realise how much I want to help children in a positive way. I am grateful to the Adult Learning Services for these life changing services they run enabling us adults to better ourselves for working opportunities. I have already enrolled in one of the distance learning courses and have set my goal to be completed in 4 weeks so I can start the next one over the summer holidays and am very interested in doing the Autism course in September. I will be continuously educating myself where I can to develop ways to help children’.
Trying to study around work and family can be hard. Why not study flexibly through distance learning? The Employment and Skills Service are offering free accredited distance learning (online) courses for those aged 19+ in the follow areas:
• Level 2 Awareness in Mental Health Problems
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
• Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Mental Health
• Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children
• Level 2 Certificate in Advice & Guidance
• Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Customer Service
• Level 2 Certificate in Equality & Diversity
All courses are between 14 – 20 weeks long and are perfect if you want to develop your skills or if you just have an interest in these areas.
The next induction date is Tuesday June 25 and anyone interested can enrol onto one of these courses by ringing the Adult Learning Service enrolment line on 0191 643 2288 or e-mail Curriculum.Support@northtyneside.gov.uk
In addition, the Employment and Skills Service offer a wide range of other courses. Further information is available on their website
Generation NE is a major programme of employment support for young people aged 18- 29 which has been designed locally, in partnership with employers and Jobcentre Plus since 2014.
We have now secured additional European Social Fund (ESF) funding to broaden and continue the programme until 2022. The programme has three main aims:
• To support young people to enter and remain in employment, training, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience
• To help businesses to recruit and to future proof their workforce with young people
• To provide impartial advice for young people and businesses on the range of services and options open to them
In North Tyneside, the project has supported 966 young people to date with 751 (78%) moving into employment, further training and volunteering and work experience.
The Adult Learning tutors are successfully supporting disadvantaged local residents to improve their mental health and move on in their lives. ‘Susan’ suffered from agoraphobia and mental health problems and it took a lot of courage for her to enrol on maths and English classes. Since then she has attended regularly and passed her entry level maths and English qualifications. Alongside this tutors supported her to complete a qualification in Personal and Social skills which helped develop thinking through some of the personal issues she was facing. She is now working towards achieving Functional Skills level 1 in maths and English.
Susan’s growth in confidence has been amazing – before Christmas she went on holiday for the first time in twenty years. Up until recently she would not leave home or use public transport without support. Susan started her new job two weeks ago working in a local staff canteen. She says ‘I have loads more confidence than what I used to have. A year ago I wouldn’t even go out the house by myself. Staff have been really helpful too and listen to anything and help with anything I find difficult. I’ve got a job now which I never thought would be possible but thanks to coming here it has happened.’
Eleven local residents are currently enrolled on a drawing course with the Adult Learning Service. Last week they spoke of how they are gaining much more from the course than simply acquiring a new skill.
One man described how the tutor has taken him from the very basics of drawing to setting up his own business selling his work to the general public. Other learners talked about the benefits of ‘learning something new every week’; of how the course has prevented them from becoming socially isolated; of how it has improved their mental health; of their amazement at the progress that they have made in such a short space of time; and how the course has pushed them outside their comfort zone.
The Education and Training Foundation’s newsletter, published on 1 November 2018, pays tribute to the success of a far-reaching national programme to promote outstanding teaching, learning and assessment in the post 16 sector.
The Council’s Adult Learning Service features twice in an article demonstrating the impact of involving teaching staff in research into vocational teaching. Their first citation describes the Adult Learning team’s research into developing goal-setting techniques to drive up student attainment. Their second inclusion details the team’s involvement in the development of activities to support maths and English learners. These interactive activities have been shown to improve the engagement of highly disadvantaged students with their learning.