A wide range of free online courses have been made available for the first time by Bath College for local adults who want to boost their career prospects.
Bath College has launched the distance learning courses so that people can work at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes.
The nationally-accredited and industry-recognised Level 2 qualifications include Customer Service, Nutrition and Health, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding in Adult Care, Working with Individuals with Dementia, Team Leading Knowledge and Mental Health Awareness.
There are more than ten frameworks, which are mostly aimed at those working or wanting to work in customer service or care roles.
The online qualifications awarded by NCFE are expected to take no more than 12 weeks to complete, with a minimum commitment of about two hours a week.
Susan Hobbs, Lead Co-ordinator for Health & Social Care work based learning, said: “These are ideal qualifications for people wanting to work at their own pace.
“However, students receive all the help and support they need, including progress updates and feedback from a personal assessor.
“The courses can lead to help with finding work, career changes or further qualifications.
“Best of all, they won’t cost you a penny as they are completely free.”
Susan added that the courses were already proving to be particularly appealing to charities wanting to train up their volunteers.
She said: “We recognise that volunteers provide a valuable service and are often the mainstay of organisations. These courses can enhance the range of skills that are essential for the daily roles of volunteers.”
To enrol on one of these online courses with Bath College, you must be 18 years or over, not in full-time education, an EU citizen or have been a UK resident for at least three years.
For more information on these courses, visit Bath College’s website at www.bathcollege.ac.uk or phone 01225 312191.