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College relaunches its Adult Hub

Monday 7 September 2020

Selby College relaunches its Adult Hub, boosting local learners’ skills and career opportunities

Selby College has announced the relaunch of its Adult Hub, providing local learners with the opportunity to upskill and improve their career prospects.

The Hub, which will reopen from Monday 14th September for the new academic year, provides bespoke support for Adult Learners across a wide range of part-time courses.

This comes following the addition of two brand-new programmes for this year - the ‘Opportunity Escalator’ and ‘Essential Digital Skills’. The programmes will support learners to develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. These programmes are tailored to reflect individual needs and offered in a variety of delivery modes.

“For many, lockdown was a time for reflection or in some cases, a time of uncertainty. Some may have been left unemployed or are confused and unsure about the direction to take,” said Sarah Jarvis, Adult Skills Coordinator at Selby College. “In this time of change, we want to support those in the community who want to seize the opportunities available to them and that is what our Adult Hub is here to do. We would encourage anyone looking to upskill or are considering a change in career path to apply.”

The Opportunity Escalator is designed to provide adult learners with a course which is individually structured to their needs and aspirations. As part of this, tutors will support learners to consider their skills, interests and abilities and learn how to use these as a match to future opportunities.

The programme offers adults the chance to progress through a range of pathways, including Career Developer, Potential Leader, Self-Starter and Community leader. These are designed to enable learners to further develop within their chosen careers, progress to leadership and supervisor roles, start their own business or become a community leader.

The ‘Digital Skills’ course has been launched in response to the advancement in technology to help learners build a range of digital skills. This includes working with digital devices, solving basic technical issues, the safe viewing and sharing of digital content and creating, editing and storing of digital media.

The College also offers the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification at two levels helping to improve productivity using IT, using software for presentations, spreadsheets and word processing.

“Given the current climate, there has never been a better time to return to education or invest in upskilling,” said Paul Cliff, Assistant Director of Business Development at Selby College. “Our range of adult courses provide a collaborative way to build on the individual’s skillset that are aligned with their career goals or the aspirations of their employer. This will help to not only support individuals’ growth, but will contribute to and help to rebuild tomorrow’s workforce and economy following the pandemic.”

Expanding its adult offer, Selby College has launched a range of new courses, including a NCFE Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) and a BTEC Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, which are available from September 2020.

To support those who are currently unemployed or on a low income, many of Selby College’s adult programmes will be free to a number of learners. Furthermore, 18-24 year olds can also enrol onto the College’s full-time A Level and Vocational programmes for free.

For those looking to apply, an adult evening enrolment session will be held on Tuesday 8th September from 5.30pm to 7pm for all part-time courses.

The Adult Hub will be open for drop in sessions from 1pm to 4pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and between 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 8pm on Thursdays.