E-learn­ing about fos­ter­ing and autism are set out

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SEFTON Cor­po­rate Learn­ing Cen­tre (CLC) has launched e-learn­ing pack­ages that are open to the pub­lic for the first time.

The CLC has of­fered class­room-based learn­ing to in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses for sev­eral years but has now de­cided to ex­tend its on­line learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties fur­ther afield.

Cour­ses in autism aware­ness and pri­vate fos­ter­ing can be com­pleted on­line at a cost of £20 for an in­di­vid­ual or £15 for more than 10 in­di­vid­u­als from the same or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Part of Sefton Coun­cil’s learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment port­fo­lio, the Ains­dale-based cen­tre has pre­vi­ously only pro­vided e-learn­ing to Sefton Coun­cil staff.

These new on­line pack­ages mark a sig­nif­i­cant move to­wards mak­ing learn­ing ac­ces­si­ble to more peo­ple both in Sefton and fur­ther afield.

Autism Aware­ness in­tends to pro­vide a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of autis­tic spec­trum dis­or­ders, and Pri­vate Fos­ter­ing will help learn­ers to know more about sit­u­a­tions where chil­dren are looked af­ter in a ‘pri­vate’ ar­range­ment by some­one who is not a close rel­a­tive.

Cllr Mar­ion Atkin­son, Sefton Coun­cil’s cabi­net mem­ber for skills and re­gen­er­a­tion, said: “E-learn­ing is an ex­cel­lent way to ex­tend your knowl­edge in a way that it right for you.

“The course can be com­pleted at your own pace within an en­vi­ron­ment that it most suit­able for you or your or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“This is a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity for or­gan­i­sa­tions to cre­ate a highly skilled work­force with up to date skills and knowl­edge at a low cost and with lit­tle dis­rup­tion to work­place.”

To find out more about Sefton CLC and the cour­ses on of­fer visit www.sefton­clc.co.uk

Cllr Mar­ion Atkin­son

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