Adult learn­ers de­lighted with their new qualifications

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

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.

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