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Learner Success Stories

Malgorzata

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Entry Level 3
Functional Skills English Level 1
Functional Skills English Level 2
Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 2 

Learning new skills has boosted my self-confidence and self-esteem. It helped me to set targets and successfully achieve them. I also now have a positive feeling of achievement. Interacting with other students helped me build and strengthen my social relationships. I am now a registered  Immigration Advisor for the Settlement Scheme working with a local employer.

Karen

Functional Skills English Level 2
Functional Skills Maths Level 2
CLAIT (Computer Literacy & Information Technology) Level 1
ECDL ( European Computer Driving Licence) Level 2

As my children were getting older, I felt that I wanted to do something to educate myself. Gaining these skills has made me feel I can have a career rather than just a job. Not only has it helped me, but I can now show my daughter how to do spreadsheets and formulas. I can also help her with her homework.  Now I have these digital skills I can also do my husband’s accounts on a spreadsheet.

Rohan

Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 3
First Steps in Computers Entry Level 3
CLAIT (Computer Literacy & Information Technology) Level 1

I bought a computer and knew nothing. Now I’m confident in using it. I want to continue learning more and more. I am learning C.A.D (Computer-Aided Design) and have discussed looking for a job that is commutable e.g Doncaster, Sheffield or Hull.

Laura

NCFE Award in Photography Level 1
NCFE Certificate in Photography  Level 2 
NCFE Extended Certificate in Photography Level 2 

I’ve made a lot of new friends and it’s taught me a new skill that I can hopefully do as a career one day. I have confidence to now do photography outside of the class and help family and friends with their photography. I have been doing friends’ weddings and some food photography as I have a friend who has a cafe. I have also taken some pictures for a night club and in the future I would like to start my own business.

Paul

First Steps in Computers Entry Level 3
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Level 2
Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 2

It’s really surprised me, as I was nervous to do it but now I feel very confident. Never think you can’t come back into Education. It’s there for everyone.

Lauren

Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 2

I have gained a huge amount of confidence in myself and now believe I can do something if  I set my mind to it. I know it’s ok to say, “I’m proud of me”. During my voluntary placement I was offered a teaching assistant position. I have gained confidence and self belief as well as a rewarding career after my course at North Lincolnshire Adult Education and Community Learning.

Berita

Functional Skills English Entry Level 2
Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 2
Health & Wellbeing Crafts

The courses I have done have given me the confidence to join other classes such as the walking group at the Arc. They have also led to me living a more healthy lifestyle. I now have the confidence to apply for jobs.

Tony

First Steps in Computers Entry Level 3

I have Parkinsons and doing this course brought me out from a hidden depth and led to me doing so much more. Since attending the computer course, I have joined the library, joined an exercise class at the Pods Leisure Centre and I plan to join an art & craft class in the future. I was not aware of extra equipment such as a Trackball mouse until I did this course. This was very useful.

Nigel

NCFE Award in Photography Level 1
NCFE Certificate in Photography  Level 2 
NCFE Extended Certificate in Photography Level 2

I’d already been doing photography for a number of years but during these courses I have learnt a lot of new techniques and experimental stuff that I had not considered before. I’ve now photographed a few weddings and do portraits for friends. I’ve learnt so much about studio lighting. I’d recommend any adult with an interest in photography to do a course here. It’s a worthwhile experience because  you get a lot out of it and make new friends. In the future I may venture out into a small photography business.