Taster days whet appetite for higher level skills

Why not try a taster for free at the College?

People in the county considering furthering their education have been savouring the insights into Higher Level Skills at free Taster Sessions. 

Delivered as part of the new £1.5million European Social Fund (ESF) Widening Participation Through Skills Project, the aim is to help local people to access Higher Level study through a package of subject tasters, careers guidance and practical support with study skills and associated costs, including childcare and travel. 

Truro and Penwith College has already delivered a week of free Taster Sessions, in subjects ranging from Project Management and Business Enterprise to Marketing and PR and Event Management, and will be hosting more events throughout the summer. 

Taster Session attendee, Rebecca Coad from Hayle, said the Leadership and Management Taster had “been really engaging and productive, as well as great fun”.

“It has certainly helped me to make the decision to enrol on the Leadership & Management professional course at Truro and Penwith College and I can’t wait to get started in September,” she added. 

Adele Bull, Deputy Team Leader for Business and Professional at the College, said there is “obviously an appetite in Cornwall for people to enhance their career prospects and amongst employers to develop the skills of their workforce”.

“At Truro and Penwith College we offer a range of professional qualifications that fit around full-time or part-time work, in areas including HR, Accounting and Finance and Coaching and Mentoring,” she continued.

“These Taster Days have allowed prospective learners the perfect opportunity to sample the subject area of their choice before committing fully to further study.”

And there is still time for people to get involved.

On 16th and 31st August the College is offering free Higher Level Skills Days, during which attendees will be given tips and techniques to help to prepare them for their next challenge.

Another series of Taster Sessions will also be delivered at the end of August in subjects including Employment Law, Nutrition and Leadership and Management. The College welcomes enquiries from individuals and businesses wanting to find out more.

“The summer is often a chance to reflect on where we are heading in life, reassess our goals, or dream of a career change, so with many of the short, professional courses starting in September, now is a good time to discover what’s on offer at Truro and Penwith College,” said Mrs Bull.

For further information or to discuss how the project could help you, please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 242711/308241 or email success@truro-penwith.ac.uk.