‘It’s the best thing I ever did!’ Learn a new skill and upgrade your life in 2017

4 Jan 2017 @ 2.59 pm
| Education

Come the New Year, York College is the place to be!

January is a great time to take stock, start afresh and make the most of exciting opportunities to develop a new skill, improve career prospects or discover a brand new hobby.

At York College there’s a variety of adult courses starting this January, ranging from industry-recognised professional qualifications, courses to help with retraining for a career change, and courses purely for leisure and personal development.

There’s also a range of degree-level qualifications in specialist areas of study.

Supportive staff

With supportive tutors and excellent facilities, York College has an excellent track record for helping students to enjoy new experiences, enabling them to succeed within a supportive learning environment.

Help is also available with basic skills like maths and English – whatever your starting point there is a course to suit you, with regular induction sessions available too.

Assistant principal for adult learning and higher education Andrea Shepherd says:

The college offers a superb learning environment for adults.

Our tutors enjoy working with all kinds of students, helping them to achieve and gain a variety of skills and qualifications.

The New Year brings plenty of course opportunities and presents students with an exciting mix of educational and personal challenges.

Even if you’ve never visited the college before, this is the perfect time to get to know us.

Adult enrolment

Come along to York College to enrol on a course

Between 5pm and 7pm during weeks commencing January 16 and 23 (Monday-Thursday only)

Find out more: 01904 770400

For more information and a full list of Adult Learning courses visit the York College website

Successful students

Retraining to be a teacher

Career on track: Martin Stables

Martin Stables completed his PGCE qualification this summer. He said:

Being in my early thirties I saw this as a learning experience and more importantly ‘on the job’ training.It took a while to get my career on track and now I realise that this is what I wanted all along … I wanted to be a teacher.

In the future I see myself staying in the teaching profession and lecturing in Early Years.

Accounting for a career change

‘The best thing I ever did’ – Nicola Millner

Having worked in a management role for thirteen years, Nicola Millner wanted a career change. Being good at maths at school, she regretted not using maths at work.

Wanting a new challenge, Nicola studied the professionally recognised AAT accountancy qualifications at York College.

“The time was right for me to change direction. I felt supported in my studies and the tutors were helpful and approachable,” Nicola said.

“At college I also had access to networking and job opportunities and was able to secure a job in the college’s finance team.

“Later, after studying my Level 4 course, I applied for a teaching role in the college’s business department – something I had not envisaged doing before.”

Nicola has combined her previous management role with her passion for accountancy.

She says:

It’s the best thing I ever did.

I share my enthusiasm for accountancy with my students and they leave college with a professionally recognised qualification, which is a requirement of all reputable accountancy employers.