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Welsh college to host series of adult learning open events this summer

A NEW series of open events for adults will take place at Coleg Cambria this summer.

Sessions will be held at the following sites next month:

Deeside: Wednesday June 5 – 5pm-7pm

Yale, Wrexham: Thursday June 6 – 5pm-7pm

Bersham Road: Wrexham – Thursday June 6 – 5pm-7pm

They follow a raft of activities held earlier this year by the college – also based in Northop and Llysfasi – which were well attended by people looking to re-educate themselves and learn new skills, those planning a change of career, a new hobby, or looking to progress in their current role.

Principal Sue Price said: “Our regular open events are a great platform for adults of all ages in north east Wales and other areas to explore fresh opportunities for personal and professional growth.

“For anyone wanting to turn a hobby into a commercial venture – notably post-Covid – there are a wide selection of courses available part-time, and programmes ranging from Welsh for Adults to BTECs and HE (Higher Education) degrees.”

Mrs Price added: “’Many of these courses are fully funded, flexible, and appeal to multiple industries, so there is something for everyone, and our staff will be on hand to talk about other factors, including enrolment and funding.”

A recent report by Welsh Government revealed the success rate of adult learning courses was 84% in 2022/23, an increase of 3% on the previous year.

There was a 45% increase in the number of assessable learning activities directly delivered by local authorities in 2022/23 compared to 2021/22, and Education and Training, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Science and Maths saw the biggest increases in success rate in 2022/23 compared to 2021/22.

“There has been a rise in the number of adults returning to education, even on a part-time basis,” said Mrs Price.

“Many are looking for options that fit around their careers, families, and day-to-day lives, whether that’s remote learning, evening courses or provision in their communities.

“Coleg Cambria is determined to provide as many opportunities as possible for those wanting to take the next steps in their education. The open events will signpost those interested to courses and apprenticeships that could form the next exciting chapter of their lives and careers.”

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