Adult learners delighted with their new qualifications
THE efforts of adult students who successfully completed a vital set of qualifications was marked at the John Clare Theatre on June 16.
More than 30 students had returned to education after a number of years and gained honours in English and maths, after taking courses at the City Learning Centre, in Broadway.
The students completed entry level to level two qualifications in the two subjects, which are equivalent to an A to C grade at GCSE level.
Cheryl Thompson, curriculum team manager, said: “It takes a lot of courage to get back into education.
“The courses were all about helping them achieve a maths and English qualification, which is essential and can now lead them onto a range of courses or into employment, widening their options and opportunities.”
She added: “Courses run at the City Learning Centre are extremely flexible and people are able to learn at their own pace and gain their qualifications in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere.”
Some of those who gained qualifications also received a certificate for completing the Six Book Challenge, which encourages people to get back into reading.
It was run in conjunction with Central Library.
Best-selling crime novelist Peter James presented the challenge entrants with their certificates.