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Redcar & Cleveland College launches flexible new study options

Redcar & Cleveland College launches flexible new study options

Picking up new skills has been made that bit easier with the introduction of distance learning courses at Redcar & Cleveland College.

The College hopes to reach out to the wider community by providing further study options to adult learners who may need to balance studying around work or family commitments.

The new courses will initially focus on the childcare and health and social care sectors, offering opportunities both for people already in the industry and those looking to learn something new.

What’s more, so long as the courses are successfully completed, they are government funded for those aged 19 and above, so they don’t cost a penny.

“People say that they want to learn but often think that college is just for 16 to 18-year-olds. This clearly isn’t the case. For those reluctant to study in the College environment these distance learning courses offer another option that enables you to access a college qualification in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient to you,” said Michelle Kelso the College’s Programme Area Lead for Access, Health and Early years.

With 13 new subjects to choose from, Michelle said: “This is a fantastic opportunity both for people already in employment who are looking to upskill as well as those considering entering the care industries or childcare sector.”

But, she added: “They could also be just as beneficial to teachers, parents and family members looking to build their knowledge and understanding of things such as autism or challenging behaviour.”

Launching the exciting new range of courses next week, Redcar & Cleveland College is holding a dedicated Distance Learning Coffee Morning at the College on Monday January 28 from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Anyone interested in finding out more is welcome to come along and chat to the teams about your study options.

The College is also holding an open evening on Tuesday January 29, from 5pm to 7pm, where visitors can discover the full range of opportunities available at the College including Entry Level courses, vocational studies, part-time and higher education.

The distance learning courses last approximately eight to 18 weeks, depending on module choices. Students will develop their knowledge, they will have the support of an online tutor and successful completion will result in a level 2 qualification.

Choose from:

• Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
• Children and Young People’s Mental Health
• Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
• Understanding Autism
• Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
• Caring for Children and Young People
• Equality and Diversity
• Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
• Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
• Customer Service in Health and Social Care Settings
• Principles of Customer Service
• Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

For more details visit www.cleveland.ac.uk/adultcourses/ email distancelearning@cleveland.ac.uk or call 01642 473132.

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