A range of career-enhancing free courses have been launched at Bury College for adults across the borough.

Specifically designed to provide adults with the opportunity to gain news skills, knowledge and experience, these new courses are available in a range of different areas and at different levels. Following the recent unforeseen circumstances surrounding Covid-19, individuals may use this as an opportunity to re-train for free and discover a new opportunity or to further their career progression.  This suite of new courses are aimed to suit the needs of people across Bury and further afield.

The range of courses include Access, Business and Accounting, Catering and Hospitality, Childhood Studies and Teaching, Communication, Computing and IT, Counselling, Hair and Beauty, Health and Care, Photography and Sport and Fitness. These courses offers adults the chance to improve existing skills, enhance career prospects or change career direction. Starting from September 2020, a host of part-time courses are free for eligible learners*.

Lisa Matthews, Bury College Curriculum Director Adult Provision and Higher Education, said, “We are delighted to offer an adult provision which provides individuals with the opportunity to improve their job prospects, re-train for a new career and gain a recognised qualification. Now is a great time for individuals to rediscover themselves and unlock their potential for a great future.”

*Terms and conditions apply - Some courses are FREE for eligible learners, this is shown in the course details of the Adult Course Guide. You may be eligible for a FREE course if you are:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of an income-based benefit (for example JSA, ESA or Universal Credit)
  • Employed and earning less than £18,135
  • Studying for your first Level 2 qualification on an eligible course
  • Aged 19-23 and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification on an eligible course