Adult Learning course applications rise by over 15% in three months
Eastleigh College have received more than 1500 Adult Learning course applications since September – a rise of over 15%.
The majority of these applications are for part time courses. All part time courses offer a blended learning approach, allowing for greater accommodation of other learner commitments, whether personal or professional. This involves attendance one day per month at Eastleigh College which is complemented by online weekly lessons via our digital delivery platforms and full remote support available through the week.
Clare Battson, Lecturer in Business and Professional Studies, said: “It’s wonderful to see such an interest in Adult Learning part time courses. These are designed to support your personal development within your chosen career path and increase your knowledge, skills and behaviours across a variety of subjects, with sector specialists at hand to support you through your journey”.
Following this spike in interest, Eastleigh College are pleased to offer four new part time Business courses ranging from Level 2 through to Level 5:
Customer Service Skills Diploma Level 2 – starts 26/01/22
Team Leader Supervisor Diploma Level 3 – starts 11/02/22
Level 4 Association of Project Management – starts 07/01/22
Operations and Departmental Manager Level 5 – starts 07/01/22
The Customer Service Skills Diploma Level 2 qualification provides the groundwork for a career in the retail environment, helping learners understand the principles of customer service, how to communicate with customers in different situations and how to promote products to customers. This course is free if you are unemployed or if you earn £17,374.50 annual gross or less, with co-funded options available for other learners.
The Team Leader Supervisor Diploma Level 3 qualification equips learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to manage a team. Organising workloads, streamlining communication and optimising performance are just some of the areas covered on this course, ensuring learners acquire a range of transferable skills that can help them develop personally as well as professionally.
The Level 4 Association of Project Management qualification is developed by APM – the chartered body for the project profession. The advanced syllabus provides learners with a comprehensive overview of project management, including budgeting, procurement and conflict management among many other areas. Dan Wareham, Employer Relationship Coordinator, said: “Project management practices have become an essential skill, equipping individuals with the knowledge and confidence to successfully deliver projects on time and within budget across the globe. Our Level 4 qualification demonstrates our commitment to ensuring individuals and businesses from all sectors within the Solent region have the opportunity to access high quality training that will reinforce their business operations.”
The Operations and Departmental Manager Level 5 course provides training catered toward managerial roles with higher responsibility. This includes those in charge of large or multiple teams/projects and those working to deliver objectives in line with an organisation’s strategy. This encompasses the skills of the other courses while considering further areas such as financial and resource management, talent management and mentoring.
For further information on our part time course offerings, please visit the courses page of our website.
Catering learner books place in Major International Chef’s Culinary Challenge final
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Hair and Beauty learners wow NHS staff with free treatments
NHS staff in the local area have enjoyed complementary treatments from our Hair and Beauty learners, as part of a dedicated December 2021 campaign to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic. A total of twelve NHS staff members signed up for the year-end initiative, with services on offer including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and haircuts. Learners from all levels of Hair and Beauty study were given the opportunity to participate, with Level 2 learners gaining first-time salon experience and Level 3 learners incorporating the campaign into their Wednesday afternoon commercial salon timetable slots.