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Posted: 04/07/12

Celebrating fresh skills and new beginnings

More than 100 adult learners at West Nottinghamshire College will be celebrating their achievements together next Thursday (12 July).

The students, who have all completed a range of Access to Higher Education diplomas or Fresh Start programmes, will be taking to the stage at the Chesterfield Road campus to collect certificates of achievement from Emily Carr from the Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA), which is the body responsible for validating the courses.

The college offers Access to Higher Education diplomas in business, combined humanities and social studies, teacher training, law, nursing and healthcare, science and social work. 

The programmes are aimed at giving adults a second chance to study and a way in to studying a degree-level course. The Access courses give students important study skills and techniques such as research and referencing to prepare them for studying at university.

Meanwhile, the one-year Fresh Start course brings students up to speed with their literacy, numeracy and IT skills before enrolling on to other courses, such as Access, or going on to employment.

Head of business, professional and continuing education Dawn Stewart said: “For many of our students on the Access and Fresh Start courses, it’s the first time they’ve studied since school.  Our awards evening is not only a celebration of gaining a qualification, it is also recognition of a journey of self-development and new beginnings.

“Many of our students go on to fulfil their ambition of studying at university and then on to new careers.  I feel incredibly proud that our range of courses can help to change people’s lives and inspire them to continue learning.”