New courses launched

Young people and adults are being urged to take advantage of a hands-on experience showcasing hundreds of new and existing courses available to them at Stoke on Trent College.

School-leavers, as well as those looking to boost their career or get back into employment, are being invited to Stoke on Trent College on Wednesday, December 3rd, between 5pm and 7.30pm to explore the facilities and speak first-hand to tutors and current students.

They will also get the chance to have-a-go at a variety of fun-packed course activities.

It comes just weeks after a record number of visitors attended the College’s last open evening event, with more than over 100 of people signing up for courses starting in January and September 2015 on the evening.

Now, the College has expanded its part-time provision, enhanced the ways which people can study, as well as introducing a number of courses starting in January. New locations for people to develop their functional skills across Stoke on Trent have also been developed.

Developments include:

  • A new range of 1-day Hair and Holistic Therapy courses for people already working in the industry
  • Enhanced range of fully-supported Distance Learning qualifications, helping support those who wish to work from home or at work, in subjects including Customer Service, Business Admin and Health and Social Care.
  • A new plethora of Retail courses helping support those looking to gain employment or develop in the industry.
  • January courses starting in subjects such as business and IT, health and safety, catering and construction.
  • New dates and locations throughout Stoke on Trent for Maths and English courses.

Stoke on Trent College also work with more than 100 companies across the City, providing apprenticeship opportunities for those looking to gain employment or gain further skills in their job.

Lisa Davies, Recruitment Manager with the apprenticeship team at Stoke on Trent College, said: “Coming along to the open event will give people the chance to speak to our Apprenticeship team and find out what is involved in becoming an apprentice.

“Over the last few years there has been a surge in the number of people taking up apprenticeship opportunities, as it offers individuals the chance to gain skills in an area of industry that is of interest to them, whilst earning a wage.

“We work with some truly fantastic employers who love the opportunity to train apprentices and have them on-board across a huge range of industries, from beauty to construction, business to engineering and catering to childcare.

“We would urge anyone looking for this kind of opportunity to pop along and speak to a member of the team.”

Visitors will also be able to learn more about the College’s £36million re-development and expansion plans, which is currently underway at both the College’s Cauldon and Burslem campuses.

Following the completion of a multimillion pound Sports Academy, work has begun on a state-of-the-art IT hub at Cauldon, as well as a high-class Engineering and Manufacturing training facility at Burslem. Both are due for completion in 2015.

People will also get the college’s Lifestyle Salon and Spa, music production studios, 300-seater performance venue, sports academy and aircraft simulator.

People are welcome to turn up on the night, or pre-register for the event at for a chance to win a Kindle HD Fire.

Anyone wishing to find out more can contact Stoke on Trent College on 01782 208208

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