Stoke on Trent College participated in the celebration of Lifelong Learning Week (7-11 November) – a national campaign highlighting the benefits of learning, celebrating achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and encouraging everyone to embrace lifelong learning!

Throughout #LifelongLearningWeek, we caught up with a range of adult learners from across the college to highlight their incredible achievements and the importance of access to learning, no matter your age.

Mawada Ibrahim, ESOL Student

Mawada, an ESOL student based at our Cauldon Campus, is thoroughly enjoying her time so far at Stoke on Trent College and aspires to work within the farming industry once she gains her qualifications.

When asked about life at the College, Mawada spoke about how caring and compassionate the staff team is, especially her tutor, Hayley.

Mawada said: “I’d like to thank my tutor in particular, for all of her efforts to make our lives better.”

Joanne Jones, Maths & English Student

After returning to learning last year, Joanne successfully passed her GCSE Maths and English exams, achieving grades 6 and 8, respectively.

Joanne can now progress onto other courses at the College or head to University! It is never too late to achieve your goals and change your future for the better.

Evelina Rempi, ESOL Student

Evelina, 36, a former ESOL student at Stoke on Trent College, is now thriving in the Construction industry!

When Evelina first arrived in the UK, she struggled to speak the language and found it a barrier to accomplishing her career goals, impacting her self-confidence. After enrolling on an ESOL course at our Cauldon Campus, Evelina commented: “I found it very inspiring that my tutor, Hayley Wemyss, added a personal touch to the needs of every individual.

“I’ve now achieved my Level 1 in English Language, and more importantly gained the confidence to communicate in English at a level that will help progress my career.”

Adam Clacher, Access to HE Student

Former Stoke on Trent College student, Adam, 36, is now pursuing his dream of becoming a Paramedic!

Adam came back to College in the Summer of 2021 to study for an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health.

“The course and the tutors have been excellent! I’ve enjoyed getting to know the other students on my course and working with my peers. I have gained my UCAS points in the shortest time possible and now look forward to progressing to University to study Paramedic Science.”

Our Adult Courses

Whether you want to return to work, progress in your existing career, change your career or simply just want to learn something new…we have the right course for you.

Many of our courses are FREE or are available for financial support depending on your circumstances.

We have increased the range of FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses available anytime, anywhere at a time and place to suit you. And there are a number of FREE Level 3 courses available to anyone aged 19 or over who hasn’t already got a Level 3 qualification, or is on a low income, under the Skills for Jobs offer.

If you aren’t eligible for FREE tuition, we can still help with course fees through a comprehensive range of financial support options, learner loans and payment plans.

Mariah Sajid, Health & Social Care Lecturer

New Year, New Skills

We have a range of adult courses starting from January 2023!

When you join us at Stoke on Trent College, whether full-time, part-time, via Distance Learning or an Apprenticeship, you join so much more than just a course! It’s a change to your future – a step up in your earning potential and a transition to the career you want.

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