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College celebrates Adult Learners Week

June 20, 2014

West Cheshire College is showing its support for Adult Learners Week by praising the achievements of their star adult learners.

The week, which run from 14-20th June, is a national celebration of lifelong learning and reaches its 23rd year this year.

West Cheshire College provides full-time courses, part-time professional courses and Apprenticeships for adult learners. The College can also help adults access education without paying upfront by providing information and guidance on obtaining 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

Nigel Davies, Principal and Chief Executive of West Cheshire College, said: “Whether you are looking for a complete career change or part-time training alongside your current job, then we have the right course for you.

“Many adults are concerned about funding for courses, but we have a dedicated Information and Guidance Team at the College who can give adults all of the advice they need about funding their course.

“We are very proud of all of our adult learners here at the College, we have some very successful students who have transformed their career after studying here.”

Janine McLeod, 33, from North Wales studied CIPD Advanced Diploma in HR at West Cheshire College. She said: “The CIPD qualification is the gold standard within the HR industry and I did the course to support my role as a HR Manager.

“The course was in the evenings so it was great as I could fit it around my full-time job. I’ve really benefitted from doing the course as I have received two promotions since starting it three years ago.

“It has given me a lot of skills and knowledge that I use on a day-to-day basis and has given me a lot of credibility in the workplace.”

Alison Brawn, 34, from Ellesmere Port studied Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery at West Cheshire College.

She said: “I have five children so have had to juggle my studies but I have had lots of support from my husband and the tutors.

“I am a caring person and I believe I can be an asset to the NHS which is why I decided to do the course. My next step is to study a degree at Chester University and then go on to do a Master’s Degree to achieve my long term career goal of becoming a District Nurse.”

West Cheshire College offers a range of part-time qualifications including ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives), CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management), AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), Certificate of Education and a range of Foundation Degrees.

For more information about studying at West Cheshire College, call the College hotline on 01244 656555 or visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.

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