Adult learners from across Bury attended a presentation event at Bury College to celebrate their recent qualification achievements.

During the Spring term 140 individuals studied for almost 250 learning aims. Over 40 of these learners celebrated their success with peers and tutors. These qualifications will further enhance their skills and knowledge and will help individuals on their journey to secure employment.

Qualifications learners achieved included Health and Social Care, Dementia Awareness, Childcare, Hospitality, Health and Fitness, IT, Business Skills and Bookkeeping.

Elaine Taylor from Radcliffe, is being supported through the No Barriers, Big Lottery funded project, and recently completed several qualifications through the College Adult Skills provision.  Elaine undertook a range of qualifications including End of Life, Dementia and Mental Health and has gone on to gain employment.

The No Barriers project has been developed in partnership with Bury Adult Learning Centre and other local providers. The programme helps individuals to develop their confidence and self-esteem guiding them on their journey and first step to employment.

Elaine, who believes she has benefitted greatly from the courses said, “The Bury College courses were really good. They were hard work but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I came along to today’s presentation because I wanted a memento of my achievements.” 

Another learner celebrating success is Paula Ainsworth who completed a range of IT qualifications. Paula believes these qualifications will go a long way in helping her to achieve career success. Paula added, “I really enjoyed completing my courses and the celebration event. It’s been really nice to see and catch-up with the friends I made.”

Louise Aspinall, Adult Skills Co-ordinator at Bury College said, “Bury College has a long standing reputation for providing career relevant training for adults aged 19+ to help them to enhance their skills and help them in securing employment.”

Rebecca Albrow, Bury College No Barriers Project Co-ordinator said, “We are so pleased when our clients achieve their goals and get a job in a career they enjoy.”