Jennie Regan Jennie Regan Introduction to Stone Masonry / Plumbing / Woodwork / Painting and Decorating

Jennie Regan

Introduction to Stone Masonry / Plumbing / Woodwork / Painting and Decorating

With a leap of faith, Jennie left her previous career behind as an administrator, and signed up for a number of Adult Community Learning’s new vocational skills courses.

 
The College now offers introductory 7-week courses in painting and decorating, plumbing, woodwork, stone masonry, plastering and brickwork, and Jennie signed up for four of these courses, hoping to find a new career path. She had never learnt a trade before…

 

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Case Study – Jennie

Sandhya Cole

Catching Confidence / Floristry for Beginners

Bath & North East Somerset resident Sandhya initially joined two Bath College Adult Community Learning courses in order to reflect on her own confidence and to help raise her self-awareness and become more assertive.
 
Through successfully completing our 5-week Catching Confidence course and Floristry for Beginners workshop (run in conjunction with Bath Carers Centre), Sandhya was able to improve these skills commenting that “I found it very useful, particularly the focus on standing your ground and being persistent.” In her feedback Sandhya claimed the courses had improved her confidence and made her feel more positive…
 
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Case Study – Sandhya

Shahnaz Hussain Shahnaz Hussain Moving on with Computers / Computers for Work / IT for Administration Assistants / Introduction to Administration

Shahnaz Hussain

Moving on with Computers / Computers for Work / IT for Administration Assistants / Introduction to Administration

Having been a home maker for a many years, Shahnaz’s role rarely required the use of a computer, and there was always someone else in the household who could deal with IT related tasks if required. “I just wasn’t the one to do that stuff,” Shahnaz admits.

 
However, as she started to look for potential work alongside her family commitments, she realised that she was desperately lacking in the basic computer skills needed to get a foot in the door. Noticing that the Bath College Community Learning department offered a range of computing courses, she signed up…
 
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Case Study – Shahnaz

Donna Storey

Working Around the Family / Developing Personal Confidence / Health and Social Care Workskills

As a single mother of four children, childcare responsibilities have allowed Donna little opportunity in recent years to pursue her own interests. But with her children now all at school, she started to consider what she could do for herself, “I wanted something that was going to fulfil me now the kids are growing up.”

 

She learned about Adult Community Learning courses through a Curo representative at a local community group. “They mentioned a range of courses that were available and Working Around the Family was one of them….”

 

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Case Study – Donna (final)

Rachel Biggs Rachel Biggs Moving on with Computers / Computers for Work / Adult Community Learning apprentice

Rachel Biggs

Moving on with Computers / Computers for Work / Adult Community Learning apprentice

45-year-old Rachel was previously working as a Customer Service Advisor at Radstock Co-op, where she was also a Union Rep. It was her Union responsibilities that really made her want to do more, and fired her enthusiasm to look at different options for a new career. “I was really interested in employment law,” she explained, “and looked at how I could move into this.”

 

As Rachel had very little computer knowledge, her first step was to improve her computer skills…

 

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Case Study – Rachel

Teia Schaffer

Health and Social Care Workskills

Teia moved to the UK from the United States in 2013. A friend of hers was starting the Introduction to Health and Social Care course and encouraged Teia to join.

 

“I was thinking about getting back in to care work as I had done a little in the States. I enrolled on the Introduction course and I remember leaving after the first session thinking, ‘this is awesome’. The full Workskills course has been absolutely amazing. We’ve learnt about holistic care, duty of care, legislation, code of conduct and reflection. In fact, I’ve started using reflection as part of my daily life…

 

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Case study – Teia

Erna Poole Erna Poole Work It! / Computers for Work / Microsoft Word

Erna Poole

Work It! / Computers for Work / Microsoft Word

Erna initially found support from Genesis Lifeskills who gave her the confidence and ambition to contact Adult Community Learning, after seeing leaflets at the Bath Job Centre advertising free courses.

 

Firstly, Erna enrolled on to some computing courses. She completed a Computers for Work course which provides basic Microsoft Office skills, and then went on to do a more in-depth Microsoft Word workshop. “Even though I felt I had some of the skills,” explains Erna, “these courses were a well needed refresher.”

 

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Case Study – Erna 2