Adults invited to enrolment and advice event
24th August 2015
Local adults who are thinking of returning to education are being invited to an advice and enrolment event at Newcastle-under-Lyme College.
Prospective students are being advised to visit the College's main campus on Knutton Lane on Thursday 3rd September between 2pm and 8pm to talk to expert careers staff and tutors about the options available.
The College is offering a wide range of courses from September and offers a variety of financial support to prospective students including a 24+ loan to provide financial help for those who are considering returning to study a Level 3 or above course.
The loans are not subject to household income and applicants are not credit checked. Applicants only start to make repayments on the loan if they earn £21,000 per year after gaining employment once the course has been completed.
Carol Thomas, Director of Curriculum and Performance, said: "Returning to education for many adults can seem like a daunting thing to do, especially if they have not enjoyed education the first time around.
"We want to give adults the opportunity to come and experience the College and talk to tutors directly to get more information about courses they are interested in and also so that they can see how welcoming we are.
"The state-of-the-art campus has a wide range of facilities especially designed for adults including a dedicated University Centre and areas to relax in including a Starbucks coffee shop and Transform Hair and Beauty Salon.
"Regardless of your academic level, there is a course for you here at the College and the open event will hopefully help people see that education is for everyone."
Courses are available in areas such as accounting, art and design, hairdressing, beauty and holistic therapies, computing, teaching, first aid, construction, sport and fitness, electrical installation, languages, music, maths, English and management plus many more.
Adults who are already in employment who may want to gain qualifications in their chosen careers can also consider our apprenticeship schemes including subjects such as business, retail, health and social care and warehousing.
The College runs a highly successful Access to Higher Education course which provides a pathway for adults who wish to study a university-level qualification but don't
have the necessary entry requirements.
Anyone who applies for a 24+ loan to cover the cost of an Access to Higher Education course and continues onto a degree programme and completes it, will not be
required to repay the loan.
To pre-register for the enrolment and advice event visit www.nulc.ac.uk/events.