Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 23 August 2021
A NEW range of part-time courses are being launched by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC), for adults looking for a career change or planning to start a business of their own.
NWSLC are preparing for the start of the new academic year with new part-time courses taking place at the start of September at Hinckley’s Creative Arts campus on Lower Bond Street and South Wigston’s Construction, Trade and Logistics campus on Blaby Road.
The part-time courses will offer a ‘first step’ into self-employment, with a range of disciplines in the field of creative arts, including: ceramics, creative glass making, floristry, graphic design and social media.
Access will be offered to ‘essential’ general skills, including maths and English, helping College students progress on to Further and Higher Education.
Leisure-based courses are also available, including French, Spanish, creative writing, painting and drawing.
On-site tuition is expected to take place in classrooms and workshops, but in ways that adhere to the Covid safety measures that have been put in place.
Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC, said: “Colleges are leading the way to help reenergise the UK economy and we hope our range of courses will enable people to find a path that meets their needs.”
Last year, as a part of their role as the ‘college at the centre of the community’, NWSLC responded to the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ and launched their Community Skills Hub.
This resource can be viewed here and has information that supports adults who want to upskill to progress their careers or retrain in areas reporting skills gaps.