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News: Employability sessions helped adult students plan ahead

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Mature students from Nottingham College explored their future study and career options earlier this month.

Special employability sessions at the College gave the adult learners an opportunity to talk to staff from a range of different courses. 

The College’s Careers team and other curriculum teams gave help and advice to the students. 

Plus, there were have a go’ activities including: 

  • Hairdressing
  • Early Years
  • Art, Design and Crafts 
  • Science
  • and more

The students also found out about what funding is available for different courses.

We offer a huge range of courses that are suitable for adults

Examples of courses for adults include: 

  • part-time courses in the community and on campus 
  • full-time courses
  • online courses

Find out what some of our students said

Student Kirsty standing outside at the College's Adams Building campus

Kirsty is 32 and has been studying an Entry 3 Level Functional Skills English course. She said: I’ve just passed and I’m going to do Level 1 in September. I’m excited!” 

We asked her what she thought of the employability event. She said: I think it was a very good idea, because it encourages people and gives them an idea of what they want to do in the future.

I’m hard of hearing myself, and eventually I want to be a British Sign Language interpreter* so I can support other people. I want to help them understand things, for example forms and other things they need to understand.” 

*British Sign Language qualifications are needed for this career

Student Cristian standing outside at the College's Adams Building campus

For 25-year-old Cristian, it was an opportunity to find out about careers. He is on an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course for adults. Cristian lives in Old Basford and is originally from El Salvador. 

He said: I found out about electrical and plumbing. I think these are good careers and they have really good courses at Nottingham College.” 

Published on:
  • 28th June 2021 (2:41 PM)
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