European Social Fund

Thank You – Our Gift to You

We recently communicated that we were graded “Good” at our latest Ofsted inspection, securing a “strong” contribution to meeting local skills needs, celebrating being the first college in Lancashire to achieve this highest skills judgement within the new framework.

Our College mission is ‘to make our learners the most employable that they can be, now and in the future’, and we are really pleased that this was recognised with Ofsted stating;

“Adult learners quickly develop the knowledge and skills required for employment, further study or life in the United Kingdom.”

On behalf of Preston College, we would like to thank you personally for your contribution to this Good outcome and offer you the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge, that may support your progression in your chosen field. From leadership and management, to setting up your own business, right through to understanding more about mental health; we invite you to choose one programme of study from those listed below, that you will receive free of charge. Please note that this offer refers only to this these selected programmes, that are delivered up until 31st July 2023. Programmes will run subject to sufficient numbers.

Choose from the courses below…

Business start up

Business Start-Up

Wednesday 19 April – Wednesday 5 July 2023, 6-9pm, classroom based

Ideal for aspiring business owners, this course will cover the key things you need to know about setting up your business. You will learn about the types of business ownership, human resources, business costs, marketing and business planning. You will then apply your learning and create your own business plan complete with SWOT analysis, market segmentation, finances, branding and advertising.

Essential office skills

Essential Office Skills

Thursday 20 April – Thursday 29th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm, classroom based

Essential Office Skills has been designed for those looking to develop their employability skills and boost their confidence to work within an office environment. If successfully complete the course you will leave with the necessary skills to advance your current career prospects, get back into employment in an administrative role, or even follow a different career path completely.

Leadership and management

Leadership & Management – Level 2 Certificate

Wednesday 22 March – Wednesday 19 July 2023, 6-9pm, classroom based

Learn the skills and develop your confidence to lead, inspire and motivate teams. Whether you are an current or aspiring team leader, mentor or manager you will find this qualification can support you in developing the key skills and attributes required of leaders and managers. There are six units covering understanding leadership, managing yourself, leading your team, coaching in the workplace, decision making, problem solving and innovation. Each of the six units requires an assignment for assessment.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security – Level 1 Award

Tuesday 18 April – Tuesday 11 July, 6-9pm, classroom based

Improve your safety online with this Cyber Security course. You will gain knowledge of the common forms of cybercrime and tactics used by cyber criminals to defraud individuals such as phishing, identity theft and ransomware. You will also explore the various protective methods to maintain your security online including software, firewalls, protecting personal information, anti-malware, browser safety and data protection.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid – Level 2 Certificate

Thursday 8 June – Thursday 6 July, 5.30pm-7.30pm, online via Teams

Explore how to create a mentally healthy environment within your work setting and support individuals with mental ill health. On this course you will explore the different types of mental ill health and the factors that may increase the risk of mental ill in individuals. You will be required to complete three workbooks and participate in the lessons and task assessments.

Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health 310 x 310

Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health – Level 2 Certificate

Wednesday 19 April – Wednesday 14 June, 5.30pm-7.30pm, online via Teams

This course provides an overview of the prevalence of mental health issues in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years old. You will also cover risk factors, ways to support young people in distress, safeguarding, legislation and duty of care alongside social and cultural attitudes and media influences. You will be required to complete three workbooks and participate in the lessons and task assessments.

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Award

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities – Level 2 Award

Wednesday 10 May – Wednesday 5 July, 5.30pm-7.30pm, online via Teams

Develop your knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities, enabling you to tailor your support to individual needs. You will study three units: the context of supporting individuals, awareness of autistic spectrum conditions and promoting positive behaviour. You will be required to complete three workbooks and participate in the lessons and task assessments.

Dementia awareness

Awareness of Dementia – Level 2 Award

Friday 28 April – Friday 9 June, 1.30pm-4.30pm, classroom based

Develop a broad awareness of dementia and is ideal for those working or looking to work in the health and social care sector with this Level 2 Award. You will learn about the causes, symptoms and the unique needs of individuals affected by dementia. You will also study and develop techniques to use to facilitate positive interactions that reinforce identity and uniqueness for individuals with this condition.

Suicide awareness

Suicide Awareness – Level 2 Award

Wednesday 26 April – Wednesday 7 June, 5.30pm-7.30pm, online via Teams

Develop your awareness of the core risk factors, triggers and indicators of suicide and gain knowledge surrounding suicides that could have been prevented. The course will also have a focus on coping strategies, solution focussed responses, stressful situations and their impact on mental health. You will be required to complete three workbooks and participate in the lessons and task assessments.

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If you’d like to ask a question about any of the above courses before you enrol, you can send a question to our team of advisors using the button below.

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