Education

If you’re looking for work then many jobs require a minimum level of maths, English and Digital Skills, sometimes alongside vocational qualifications related to the area of work that you are interested in.

On this page you will find useful links to colleges and organisations in Stockport that offer you opportunities, in maths, English and Digital Skills as well as a variety of vocational training

You will also find information about:

–              How to manage applications onto courses,

–              How to prepare for interviews,

–              And Learn My Way – Which is a free online website that teaches you the skills you need to become more digital, with step-by-step videos.

How to access Adult Education

Have a look at the courses below for information about how to access Adult Education in the Stockport area:

http://www.stockport.ac.uk/adults/

http://www.aquinas.ac.uk/courses/adult-education-courses/

https://hwcollege.penninecare.nhs.uk/our-courses (FREE)

http://adult.cmcnet.ac.uk/course_category/courses-a-z/

https://www.stockporthomes.org/advice-and-support/learning-opportunities/
Free Health and Wellbeing course, Employment Programmes, and Community Skills for Stockport Homes customers. If you would like to know more please call 0161 474 2862, or email customer.involvement@stockporthomes.org

https://www.futurelearn.com/ 
Free online courses upon registration. Some payment options for certificates and continued access to course materials after course has finished. 

Please note that some courses will have fees, but many are free and some offer discounts if you are receiving benefits.

Managing applications onto courses

Online forms – Follow the instructions on the online form, entering your details, whilst bearing in mind any costs that your chosen course may incur.

Printed forms – If you would rather apply via posting a printed application form, then please contact the education organisation and ask them to send you an application form. Alternatively many colleges have application forms on their websites.

Please see the below details for support with applying to:
Stockport College – http://www.stockport.ac.uk/how-to-apply 0300 300 0090 (Enrolment Enquiries)

Aquinas College (Stockport) – 0161 419 9163 (Adult Education Helpline) or 0161 483 3237 option 3 (College switchboard).

Email: adulteducation@aquinas.ac.uk

Cheadle and Marple College – 0161 486 4602 (Admissions)

Preparation for interviews for courses

Preparation for interviews for courses – Interviews can be quite nerve wracking, but being prepared can help this. An ‘Interview’ sounds very formal, but it’s a chance for you to get to know them and for them to get to know you. Plan ahead, check where and when, and be ready for questions. Please see the below tips for advice about interview preparation:

1. Be yourself (well, your professional self)

2. Make sure you find out exactly what to expect at the interview

3. Get there 15 minutes early

4. Research your course

5. Make sure you read over your personal statement / application form

6. Come prepared with a list of questions about the course

7. Read around the subject you are applying for

Digiknow

Digiknow brings together most of the different digital support and tuition available in Stockport.

Here on Stockport local you can find a list of places where you can get online and find support with digital skills.

There’s quite a range of provision, from local libraries and community groups through to organisations providing more formal training.

You can find Stockport Council’s Digiknow listings here 

Learn My Way

Learn how to use the internet – Free courses on using the computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online  https://www.learnmyway.com/

Online Courses

The online world offers many opportunities for learning a whole range of subjects, many of them for free. 

Some of the more popular online learning portals include

FutureLearn

Coursea

Khan Academy

Udemy

Codeacademy 

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