Stoke on Trent College is opening up access to further education to a wider audience with the launch of a Saturday College.
Taking place at the inspirational new Lifestyle Building at the Cauldon Campus, learners will be offered the chance to undertake training and development courses without taking any time out from their Monday to Friday jobs.
A launch event takes place on Saturday, March 5, between 9am and 1pm, at the Lifestyle Building, where visitors will receive a warm welcome and the chance to find out more about the range of courses and services now available on a Saturday.
Courses on offer include beauty and holistic therapy, health and child care, sport and exercise, and health and safety/food preparation.
Saturday Kitchen courses are also taking place, which will deepen people’s knowledge of subject areas including include pastry, global influences – and Thai, BBQ and Moroccan cookery.
Some courses are free of charge and the training runs from between two and 36 weeks depending on the subject.
Yvonne Kelly, Director of Service Sectors at Stoke on Trent College, said, “The Saturday College is perfect for people in full time employment who wish to take a career change.
“It also works well for people who can’t get child care during the week but want to go back to college.
“In addition to recognised vocational qualifications, there is a range of taster courses for adults who would like to try a new skill before committing to a full award. They will come out of this with a College certificate and for adults completing their first taster, they won’t have to pay for it.”
The launch event will also be used to showcase the state-of-the-art salon and spa facilities at the Lifestyle Building, where members of the public can enjoy a wide range of luxury treatments.
The College’s fitness centre will also be open, which features services including a personalised training programme, power walks, tennis for beginners, reflexology, remedial massage and sports injury clinic.