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16 October 2020
City College Plymouth hosting its first Online Open Week

City College Plymouth is to host its first Online Open Week from Monday 19 October to Saturday 24 October. 

Coinciding with Colleges Week, the virtual event will take a look at different subject areas each day, building up to a large ‘Access All Areas’ event on Saturday. Open to prospective students of all ages, the online content will take you through the different courses offered at the College, and participants can hear from lecturers, current students, alumni and employers linked to that particular industry. Brand-new video footage and 360 photo technology will give participants the chance to tour the College’s state-of-the-art facilities without having to leave the sofa. 

 

Content will be available between 8am and 8pm each day. A series of helpful video topics such as funding, learning support, English and maths and a message from the College’s Principal will be available all week.

 

As the content is password protected, those wishing to access this content will need to register via cityplym.ac.uk/events. Saturday’s Access All Areas event will enable prospective students to speak to support teams live via the College’s web chat facility. 

 

Whether you’re a 15 to 18-year-old considering a full-time course or an Apprenticeship; someone thinking about progressing onto a university-level course or returning to learning via our part-time provision for adults, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. 
 

30 September 2020
Barista Sector-Based Work Academy Programme

City College Plymouth are hosting a week long Barista Course starting on Monday 26 October, finishing on Friday 30 October, 9am to 3pm.

 

It will take place at Picquet Barracks and City College Kings Road. Social Distancing will be observed.

 

This is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of what life as a Barista looks like and to gain a City & Guilds Level 1 Employability Certificate to state Barista Course completed. Due to social distancing guidelines the programme will not include Front Of House duties.

Eligibility: age 19 and over, in receipt of benefit. To register your interest please speak to your JCP Work Coach.

15 September 2020
Expansion of Free Accredited Learning Qualifications from Plymouth’s Adult Education Provider, On Course South West 

On Course South West, part of Plymouth City Council, has increased the number of learning options available free of charge for adult learners in Plymouth and surrounding areas this Autumn to  include an additional 40 accredited learning qualifications.  

 

This means that adult learners can work towards nationally recognised qualifications at no cost, developing skills and knowledge that will help them achieve both personal and professional development goals.  Free qualifications are now available in a range of subjects including health & social care, business & industry skills and other essential work-place skills, such as data protection, safeguarding and environmental awareness.  Free courses in digital skills, health and wellbeing, creative skills and foreign languages are also still available.

 

Accredited qualifications are delivered online with an approach that is designed to fit around other work and personal commitments:  learners study at their own pace and have up to 20 weeks to complete their qualification, with the support of a fully qualified assessor.  On completion, learners achieve a level 2 qualification, recognised by employers nationally. 

Any adult (aged 19 or over) interested in taking up this offer can call On Course South West on 01752 660713 or visit www.oncoursesouthwest.co.uk for more information, including course options, requirements and start dates.  
 

3 September 2020
Free Courses Transforms Access to Learning for Adults across Plymouth 

Plymouth’s leading adult education provider, On Course South West - part of Plymouth City Council, is offering more than 50 courses completely free for adult learners in Plymouth and surrounding areas this Autumn.  

 

As a major boost for adults who want to achieve personal goals, support their wellbeing or develop confidence and abilities in both their personal and working lives, people aged 19 and over can now sign up for a huge range of subjects, completely free of charge. In total, 55 course options are available, including courses covering digital skills, health and wellbeing, creative skills and foreign languages.  

 

These courses are delivered online through learning platforms that have been used successfully by On Course South West tutors and learners since March.  

Any adult (aged 19 or over) interested in taking up this offer can call On Course South West on 01752 660713 or visit www.oncoursesouthwest.co.uk for more information, including course options, 
 

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