Olivia Kavanagh

History In The Making For Cheshire College Alumni

Cheshire College’s principle purpose is nurturing talent and empowering people to achieve their full potential and for one A Level alumni number who has just secured a sixth month placement at a local museum, it really is history in the making.  

21-year-old Emma Berger joined Cheshire College in 2016 to study A Level Archaeology, English Literature and History as well as an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) surrounding museum and archive research, and after achieving straight As went on to study History at The University of Leeds. 

Now, a fully-fledged graduate with lifelong ambitions to pursue a career in heritage, Emma is quite literally making history as an Exhibitions & Marketing Assistant at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester.  

Talking about her new role, Emma said: “I am currently assisting with an exhibition called ‘Curated Closet’ and have been installing and handling the collection, as well as overseeing the social media campaign we have create. I wanted to gain some broad experience in the sector before choosing a specific specialism and my role provides me with the perfect opportunity to gain a great range of skills. 

“I’ve always wanted a career in heritage and chose to study my A Levels at Cheshire College as they offered Archaeology as a subject and the topics taught in English Literature and History really interested me too. The opportunities I gained during my two years at College have really helped me get to where I am now and I still refer to the research I did for my EPQ on my CV and in job applications as it was such a useful experience.”  

21-year-old Emma Berger

Cheshire College has a long-standing history with Grosvenor Museum itself and is one of the corporate partners inspiring staff, learners and their friends and families. Throughout each academic year, the College works extremely closely with the museum, which is just a stone’s throw away from their Chester Campus, and regularly works with them to exhibit learner work.  

Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “I am delighted that Emma is proving to be a terrific addition to the team at the Grosvenor Museum. She has joined as part of Hope Streets a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is providing career pathways for young people. We are delighted that Emma has joined us at the start of her career and hope very much that she will provide a positive role model for young people looking to work in Arts and Heritage.” 

Helen Nellist, Deputy Principal and CEO, added: “We’re passionate about ensuring our learners leave Cheshire College with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career and it’s fantastic to be able to follow Emma’s successful journey as she gets one step closer to achieving her dreams.” 

There’s never been a better time to ‘Get In, Stand Out’. To attend one of Cheshire College’s on Campus enrolment sessions taking place between 9am-4pm every weekday click here

Cheshire College Support Adults To Futureproof Their Career

Cheshire’s largest provider of post-16 education has launched a range of new part-time courses for adults to upskill, retrain and futureproof their career in a range of industries. Designed specifically to be relevant in the workplace, Cheshire College’s part-time courses aim to update learners’ knowledge and skills to ensure they reach their full career potential.  
 
With courses available across a range of departments including Business, Construction, Engineering, Catering, Fitness and Health & Beauty, learners can enrol on a course that suits them at a time that suits them with flexible delivery and start dates to ensure they’re able to achieve their goals with study that fits around their lifestyle.     

Also included in Cheshire College’s part-time study provision for this September is their nine-week ‘Stream Fast-track’ course in Digital, Maths and English for adult learners to refresh their knowledge and develop confidence in these highly desired skill areas, as well as their National Skills Fund courses. 

The National Skills Fund was launched in April after a £2.5 billion investment by the Government to help adults across the UK gain the valuable knowledge required by employers to enter key sectors. In response, the College selected National Skills Fund courses which meet the skill requirements across the region and these are fully-funded flexible study programmes adults aged 19-years or over can study for free if they’re looking to achieve their first Level 3 Qualification.  

James Eagney, Assistant Principal of Quality at Cheshire College, commented: “We’re really excited about the part-time courses we’re delivering at Cheshire College this year. The courses running provide a real opportunity for adult learners to upskill and meet their educational and career goals.  
 
“Whether you’re looking to upskill or change career and retrain, we have a range of courses that have been purposefully selected to meet the demands across Cheshire and give adults within our local communities the very best possible chance of career success.” 

All of Cheshire College’s part-time courses are taught by industry professionals in real work environments and many of the qualifications could also be part-funded or even free, depending on individuals’ circumstances. The College can also help support adults wishing to study some of their courses with an Advanced Learner Loan.  
 
To find out more about Cheshire College’s part-time courses and apply online visit https://www.ccsw.ac.uk/part-time-courses-for-adults/.  

There’s never been a better time to ‘Get In, Stand Out’. Attend one of Cheshire College’s on Campus enrolment sessions taking place between 9am-4pm every weekday to secure your place.  

Dreams turned into reality as Cheshire College learner secures place at prestigious Royal School of Needlework

Access to HE Learner, Isabelle Langton-Davies has secured an offer to study at The Royal School of Needlework, based in Hampton Court Palace, turning her dream into a reality.  

21-year-old Isabelle, joined the College in September 2020, after instantly making a connection with tutors at one of the College’s open evenings. Isabelle, who previously studied Maths, Physics and Economics A Levels, started embroidering in her free time, but following her Mum’s advice of ‘do what you love’, decided to pursue her passion and enrolled on the College’s Access to Higher Education – Design pathway.   

Before joining the College, Isabelle had no Art & Design qualifications, but knew she wanted a fulfilling career in something that she found enjoyment from.  

Isabelle said: “The variety of experiences and opportunities available as a Cheshire College learner are phenomenal. The tutors are extremely inspiring and go above and beyond to support our ambitions.  

“I thought my dreams of studying at The Royal School of Needlework were outrageous, but over the last year I have boosted my confidence and I now have the courage to follow my dreams, however crazy they may initially seem.  

“Deciding on your next steps can be really daunting, especially at 16 when you are leaving school and your friends for the first time, however I encourage everyone to take time to find something you are passionate about.” 

Rachel Davies, Art & Design Tutor, said: “I am absolutely delighted Isabelle has secured an offer to study at The Royal School of Needlework. She has worked extremely hard, and her achievements are testament to the dedication and commitment she has put into her studies over the last year.   

“Our Access to Higher Education – Design course enables learners to experience working within different Art and Design disciplines during taught workshops from specialist staff, as well independently revisiting areas they wish to specialise in, ultimately, providing learners with the knowledge, awareness and skills they need to progress into Higher Education.” 

As the largest provider of post-16 education in Cheshire, the College offers 5 specialist Access to Higher Education routes at its 3 Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester:  

  • Design
  • Health Professionals 
  • Science  
  • Social Science and Humanities  
  • Social Science with Law 

As the academic year draws to a close, success continues for Access to Higher Education – Health Professional learners, Jonathon Mackay, Rebecca Coles and Felicity Milazzo who were all named winners of the Outstanding Commitment to Study award at this year’s virtual Open College Network West Midlands Brian May ‘Access to Higher Education (HE)’ Learner Awards. 

Ruth Szolkowska, Vice Principal – Innovation, Curriculum and Quality, commented: “We have all been very impressed with the positive and mature attitudes our Access to Higher Education learners have shown towards their studies. Each and every one has shown an exceptional desire for learning and education, and we are delighted that their dedication has been recognised through a range of success.” 

To find out more about Access to HE courses at Cheshire College visit www.ccsw.ac.uk – there’s never been a better time to Get In, Stand Out.  

Cheshire College Learners Set To Study Abroad

This year, learners at Cheshire College will have the opportunity to study abroad as the region’s largest provider of post-16 education has successfully secured funding to take part in the government’s new Turing Scheme.  

The funding secured as part of the new scheme will provide learners at Cheshire College with the chance to explore other cultures and gain wider-world experience as they learn in a completely different country for free.  

The College is one of 363 universities, schools and further education and training providers to successfully secure funding for the inaugural Turing Scheme which supports the government’s Global Britain objectives.  

Cheshire College’s International & External Funding Manager, Stelios Yalarakis, commented: “Following the launch of the Turing Scheme, which has been designed to enhance international educational links, I’m delighted that Cheshire College has managed to submit a successful bid which will enable us to send both learners and staff to Brescia in Italy for free.  
 
“During their time in the Lombardy city, learners will have the opportunity spend 2-3 weeks completed on-the-job work placements at carefully selected businesses in cooperation with one of the College’s long-standing partners.” 

Cheshire College has a wealth of experience working with global partners to offer learners the opportunity to study abroad and international learners to study at one of their three Campuses. Studying abroad can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience which allows young people to develop invaluable transferable, language and employability skills.  

There’s never been a better time to ‘Get In, Stand Out’. To attend one of Cheshire College’s on Campus enrolment sessions taking place between 9am-4pm every weekday click here

Cheshire College Delivers Robot To Local High School’s Doorstep

Committed to enhancing young people’s digital skills for the future, Cheshire College has taken technology directly to them with their state-of-the-art bus which is bursting with the very latest portable equipment including a life-size 3D robot.  

Cheshire College is on a mission to support the community with their five-year project ‘The Digital Hub’, which has been designed specifically to boost digital skills, enhance career pathways and develop confidence across communities with increased access to technology.  

As part of ‘The Digital Hub’ project the College is focused on supporting local school children to develop skills in coding and virtual reality through its ‘Digital Doorstep’ initiative, which has seen College learners design and prototype robots for local high school pupils to interact with in their brand-new ‘Digital Hub Bus’. 

Featuring streaming equipment and virtual reality technology, the Digital Hub Bus visited Queen’s Park High School in Chester, where the College’s School Partnership Team and Media & Games lecturers delivered exciting digital skills sessions to over 200 pupils across two days.  

L-R: Simonetta Pearce, School Partnership Coordinator and Iain Mccluskey, Media & Games Tutor

Jordan Swift, Director of Marketing & School Partnerships at Cheshire College, commented: “The Digital Doorstep initiative is aimed specifically for school pupils to engage with new and emerging technology and equip them with the digital skills we know employers want and need at an early age.  

“It’s been fantastic to be able to go into schools and showcase the digital technology and equipment to spark pupils’ imagination and creativity and we’re looking forward to be able to host many more events like this in the new academic year.” 

Careers Lead at Queen’s Park High School, Andrea Watts, commented: “We took part using the College’s Digital Hub Bus during our school enrichment week. It provided the perfect opportunity to work in partnership with Cheshire College and enabled our Year 9 and 10 pupils to experience a taste of the digital revolution!  
 
“The outreach activity has benefitted our pupils as they have had the opportunity to speak to industry experts from the College and use a wide range of equipment including the robot, which has enhanced their understanding of the digital world and transferrable skills for the future.” 

‘The Digital Hub’ project has been formed as part of a £5 million programme of investment that has prioritised Cheshire College as one of the further education providers in the region best placed to deliver digital and STEM-related training and education.  

The project also includes three other strands: 

  • Project 4.0: focusing on digital skills in the workplace with an emphasis on improving Advanced Manufacturing Skills 
  • Stream: facilitating access to technology within community organisations to raise awareness and develop confidence in digital applications 
  • ACT: driving collaboration between colleges and employers to develop, commercialise and promote digital technologies and skills training for construction, nuclear and allied industries 

To find out more about The Digital Hub and how your school, business or local community can get involved email employers@ccsw.ac.uk or call 01270 654638 (Crewe Campus) / 01244 656455 (Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses).   

Guide Dog Joins Cheshire College’s Teaching Team

A guide dog puppy is supporting Health & Social Care and Early Years learners at Cheshire College to further their knowledge of the skills required when supporting those with visual impairments. Willow, the Golden Retriever, is currently training for her future role as a guide dog and is visiting the College’s Crewe Campus every Wednesday to meet with learners.  

The 10 month old puppy is currently living with Learner Assessor in Childcare at the College, Diane Piggott, who volunteered to become a Puppy Raiser with Guide Dogs UK and was matched with Willow to provide her with a vital foundation ready for her future role as a guide dog.  

Quickly realising how beneficial the puppy partnership would be for learners, Diane arranged for Willow to attend College once a week and she is now a firm favourite within the teaching team with staff and learners alike.  

Lynne Rowland, Assistant Director of Health & Social Care and Early Years, commented: “Willow coming into College has been fantastic for our learners to gain a greater understanding of how to assist any future visually impaired patients and children they work with. The opportunity allows learners to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom and essentially gain work experience on site with us.  

“The importance of equality, diversity and inclusion is promoted throughout all of our study programmes here at Cheshire College and within our learning environments as a whole. Having Willow join us has been a brilliant way for learners to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this.” 

It takes approximately 14 months for puppies to be trained as guide dogs, meaning young people joining the College this academic year will also be able to meet and learn with guide dogs, which has been mutually beneficial for Willow too.   

Andrea Deller, Puppy Development Advisor for Guide Dogs, said: “Puppy Raising through Covid-19 has been a challenging time and our puppies have not had the same socialisation with people as they would have under normal circumstances. Attending the College has filled this gap in Willow’s socialisation and as a result she is calm, relaxed, and friendly with everyone she meets. This is so important for our dogs as they move on to be future life changers, giving people with sight loss the ability to live the life they choose.” 

Health & Social Care and Early Years learners have also been incorporating their support for those with visual impairments into their enterprise activities, which has seen them hold non-uniform days and raffles in aid of Guide Dogs UK.  

Health & Social Care and Early Years are rewarding and valued sectors to work in and qualifications at Cheshire College are taught by tutors with vast sector experience who provide learners with a broad understanding on the knowledge and specialist skills required to excel in their chosen industry.  

There’s never been a better time to ‘Get In, Stand Out’. To attend one of Cheshire College’s on Campus enrolment sessions taking place between 9am-4pm every weekday and 10am-2pm on Saturday 4th September, click here

Cheshire College Learner’s Artwork Goes Global

Nurturing talent and empowering people to achieve their full potential is at the heart of Cheshire College’s ethos and for one young A Level learner set a class task, it has seen her creative work selected for international exhibition.  

First-year A Level Graphic Communication learners at Cheshire College’s Crewe Campus were set a challenge by tutors to submit work to Red Collage Perú’s open call ‘The Burnout Society’, which has seen numerous learners’ work shared for 24-hours with one learner being selected to feature in the full virtual exhibition.  

Learner Rosie Payne’s art was selected to feature in Red Collage Perú’s exhibition after standing out to the panel and fulfilling the chosen brief of ‘Big Data’, which she made accessible to a global audience by cleverly incorporating binary code which is recognised and understood across the world.  

Commenting on her selection in the exhibition, 19-year-old Rosie from Northwich said: “I was so surprised when I received the email to say that my work had been selected to feature within Red Collage Perú’s exhibition on Instagram. I am really proud to have been picked as all the other art that has been chosen alongside my work is incredible and I feel very fortunate to have been selected. 

“My tutors have been absolutely great and the support they have given to us all this year has been incredible. They have gone above and beyond to create tasks and projects that are accessible and I am always learning something new. No two lessons are ever the same which has allowed me to really develop my skills and knowledge within graphic design.” 

Having never attempted collaging before, this task stretched and challenged Rosie and her fellow learner’s skills, allowing them to embrace their creativity and put other techniques they have learnt in the classroom into practice for a live brief.  

Zoe Charlesworth-Simpson, Lecturer in Visual Arts at Cheshire College, commented: “I am delighted Rosie and our other learners’ work has been recognised on such a global scale. This was the first time many of them had submitted work externally and for them to selected amongst nearly 400 other entries is brilliant.  

“Design is all about problem solving and finding design solutions and at Cheshire College we ensure the work learners complete build on their skills sets ready for them to go out into industry. Since the start of the academic year, learners have been set a series of challenges from photography and typography to print making and interior design to allow them the freedom to explore the different mediums and discover their specialism. It’s been fantastic to see their creativity blossom and Red Collage Perú’s open call has really boosted their confidence, giving them courage in their convictions.” 

Sharing and showcasing work forms a big part of learner’s journey at Cheshire College, with events and end of year shows regularly organised to celebrate the hard work of learners and this year is no different with an open call for Visual Arts learners to submit work to the end of year show currently underway. The End of Year show is live now and can be accessed on Instagram via @vpa_at_ccsw.  

Cheshire College Become A Huawei ICT Academy

Learners at the region’s largest further education college now have access to the very latest technology advancements as Cheshire College partners with worldwide telecoms company Huawei to become an official Huawei ICT Academy.  

The global programme, now in its eighth year, allows partner education institutes to deliver training on Huawei’s state-of-the-art technology, providing learners with tangible industry recognised certifications and digital skills to support them in fulfilling their full potential and boosting their job prospects after College.  

Working with over 500 employers, Cheshire College values the importance of building strong relationships with employers in industry. The partnership with Huawei has come at a pinnacle time for Cheshire College with the launch of T Levels, the government’s new next level qualification which has seen the College selected as the only further education provider in Cheshire to offer a T Level in Digital Production, Design & Development from September 2021.  

Thanks to the new partnership, learners will be able to enhance the valuable digital knowledge required by employers as they enrol on a range of introductory and certification courses, which cover the latest developments in technology such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G and security.  

Neil Borg-Olivier, Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Cheshire College, said: “We’re delighted we have been able to come on board as the latest Huawei ICT Academy. It’s a fantastic opportunity, not only for our Digital and IT learners and tutors, but for all at the College to have access to the latest industry information to enrich and enhance their digital skillsets.” 

As the largest privately owned telecommunication company in the world, 53% of Huawei’s directly employed staff work on research and development and as new technology areas are established by their team, courses in these areas will be directly uploaded to the Academy’s portal providing learners and staff with access to the very latest information in real time. 

The College will also be taking part in a virtual work experience pilot project this summer with the academy to deliver blended placements for young people to get a wider understanding of working life in industry and expand their network.  

Director for Huawei ICT Academy Programme, Western Europe, Pallavi Malhotra, commented:  

“The Huawei ICT Academy partnership makes Cheshire College a first choice facility for learners who are looking to carve a career in the STEM field by offering a globally recognised Digital & IT industry sector certification. As part of this programme, students can gain access to the latest learning resources with the most up-to-date technological developments, while teachers can also enhance their professional development.” 

With an increased demand for Digital skills across the country, tutors at Cheshire College have developed their Digital T Level programme in collaboration with employers and businesses for learners to confidently meet the needs of industry and be prepared for work.  

Providing the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher-level study, T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels and have been designed to help young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.  

To find out more about studying T Levels at Cheshire College visit www.ccsw.ac.uk – there’s never been a better time to #GetInStandOut.   

To find out more about the Huawei ICT Academy visit https://e.huawei.com/en/talent/#/ict-academy/home

30 Learners Crowned Cheshire College Champions in End of Year Celebrations

With over 12,000 young people studying at Cheshire’s largest Further Education College, 30 learners have been crowned Cheshire College Champions after being carefully selected by a panel of judges for their range of academic and personal achievements over the past year. 

An opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the exceptional commitment and resilience learners have demonstrated in what has been a challenging year, staff at Cheshire College were asked to nominate their Cheshire College Champions before a judging panel came together to carefully consider all submissions and select just 30 learners.  

The 30 learners crowned Cheshire College Champions span the College’s three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester and all study a variety of courses including full-time courses and A Levels.  

Dhesi, Principal & CEO at Cheshire College, commented: “It’s been fantastic celebrating the range of successes our learners have achieved this year through Cheshire College Champions and I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to present our winners with their awards and presents. Having sat on the panel of judges to read through all the nominations and ultimately select our final Cheshire College Champions, I can say that all 30 learners and those nominated too should be immensely proud of themselves.  

“So much positive work has taken place this year whilst we’ve been on Campus, as well as working remotely during lockdown, and I feel privileged to be the Principal of a College where we have adapted and pushed forward together during such a challenging year.” 

Throughout last week (WC 14th June), the 30 Cheshire College Champions were surprised during their lessons by members of the College’s leadership team who presented them with certificates and gift boxes which included specially branded Cheshire College Champion Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bars and Love2Shop vouchers.  

Ella Swindley, former pupil at Brine Leas School, was one of four A Level learners named as a Cheshire College Champion. Aspiring to become an Illustrator, Ella was nominated as a Champion by her tutors for outstanding work and commitment to supporting her peers. Ella said: “This doesn’t feel real! I have loved every moment of my College experience, especially getting to design my own comic book this year. All staff are really supportive and have helped me secure a Degree Apprenticeship within the creative industry.” 

Ella Swindley, A Levels, Crewe 
Josh Cilbery, Public Services, Ellesmere Port

One learner, Josh Clibery, who studied at The Whitby High School before applying to the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus, commented: “I am so proud of myself! It feels amazing to be presented with this award!”, after being presented with his award by Assistant Director, Gareth Edwards. Josh joined the Public Services course to chase his dream of securing a job with the RAF. Josh continued: “I love the range of different activities and opportunities available to me and my tutors have been really inspiring, which really motivated me to strive for success.” 

Photography learner at the College’s Chester Campus, Louis Major, joined the College in September 2020 after completing his GCSEs at Upton-by-Chester High School. Louis commented: “I honestly have no words, I am over the moon to be crowned one of the 30 Champions. My time studying at the College has been great, I have made so many new friends and the mature environment has given me the freedom to enhance my skills. I would like to be a Freelance Photographer in the future, so I am making the most of every lesson before the term ends.” 

Louis Major, Art & Design Practice (Photography), Chester 

The full list of Cheshire College Champions include:   

  • Tavonga Muviyi, Applied Science, Chester 
  • Louis Major, Art & Design Practice (Photography), Chester 
  • Annabel Clayton, Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Chester 
  • Fernanda, ESOL, Chester 
  • Ella Swindley, A Levels, Crewe 
  • Jessica Palin, A Levels, Crewe 
  • Matilda Miller, A Levels, Crewe 
  • Thomas Morris, A Levels, Crewe 
  • Aubrey Tew Weaver, Art & Design (Photography), Crewe 
  • Olga Kubalewska, Business, Crewe 
  • Eleisha Perry, Business, Crewe 
  • Catalin Burlacu, Construction, Crewe 
  • Benjamin Gibbons, Creative Media Practice (Games), Crewe 
  • Catarina Sequeira Sarmento, ESOL, Crewe 
  • Michael Swales, Information & Creative Technology, Crewe 
  • Daniel Moore, Information Technology, Crewe 
  • Samuel Taylor, Performing Arts (Acting), Crewe 
  • Conan Leech, Professional Cookery, Crewe 
  • Dominik Nowak, Sports, Crewe 
  • Rebecca Corcoran, Childcare & Education, Ellesmere Port 
  • Mason Kelbrick, Electrical Installation, Ellesmere Port 
  • Folashade Stockton, Engineering, Ellesmere Port 
  • Hannah Littler, Health & Social Care, Ellesmere Port 
  • Alex Cottam, Performing Arts (Production), Ellesmere Port 
  • Harold Joy, Plumbing, Ellesmere Port 
  • Josh Cilbery, Public Services, Ellesmere Port 
  • Amy-Jayne Clarke, Skills for Living & Work, Ellesmere Port 
  • Aaron Cotter, Sport, Fitness & Personal Training, Ellesmere Port 
  • Thomas Edwards, Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up, Ellesmere Port 
  • Sian Hamilton, Travel & Tourism, Ellesmere Port 

With an understanding that everyone has different ways of learning Cheshire College has a range of study courses available to suit individuals’ learning styles, including full-time vocational courses, A Levels, T Levels, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Course. To find out more about Cheshire College, visit www.ccsw.ac.uk – there’s never been a better time to ‘Get In, Stand Out’.  

Cheshire College support local adults in unlocking their potential

Cheshire College has launched a range of part-time courses with flexible delivery to support local adults get ahead in their career and fulfil their potential. Designed specifically to meet the needs of workplace requirements, the part-time courses aim to update learners’ knowledge and enhance their skillsets. 

With a focus on trying to make it as easy as possible for people to reach their goals with study that fits around their lifestyle, the College has introduced blended delivery models for adult learners to choose a study style that suits them, including face-to-face learning, remote learning or a mixture of both.  
 
Learners can choose to enrol on an array of courses as part of Cheshire College’s part-time study provision which spans across a range of departments including Business, Construction, Engineering, IT, Fitness, Health and Beauty. 
 
The College, who recently announced a new five-year project ‘The Digital Hub – Stream’ which involves facilitating access to technology within the local community, has also designed a brand new fast-track course in Digital, Maths and English for adult learners to refresh their knowledge in these highly desired skill areas. The nine-week intensive course will develop learners’ confidence and upon completion they will gain three different widely recognised qualifications to support them back into employment, with progression in their current role or on to higher-level study. 

Neil Borg-Olivier, Assistant Principal – Curriculum at Cheshire College, commented: “In the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in developing new skills and updating your knowledge is key to continued success and here at Cheshire College we want to support adults within our local communities in achieving this.   
 
“We know the past 12 months have been difficult for lots of people with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic felt by many and this year we have focussed our attention on developing part-time courses that are relevant within the workplace, so people are able to stand out from the competition with up-to-date skills and knowledge taught by the very best in industry.”  
 
Many of the qualifications Cheshire College offer could also be part-funded or even free, depending on individuals’ circumstances. The College can also help support adults wishing to study some of their courses with the Advanced Learner Loan.  
 
Enrolment onto one of the College’s part-time course programmes has never been simpler with the introduction of online applications to make it as easy as possible for learners to get started.  
 
If you would like to know more about part-time courses at Cheshire College visit www.ccsw.ac.uk/upcoming-part-time-courses/.