THE summer holidays have come to an end, school uniforms have been bought and the autumn term beckons.
As their young children start school for the first time this week, many mums and dads will begin to get more time to themselves and can start to consider their own options for the new term.
For many, they’ll be looking at returning to work for the first time in years, having taken time out to look after their children.
Other parents will be watching their children progress onwards and upwards, and may start to consider whether they themselves can aspire to a better future, by starting a new career or working towards a promotion at work.
Getting back in the workplace, or achieving those dreams of an exciting new career may mean you need to gain new qualifications.
Thinking of ‘going back to school’ can be a little scary if it’s been several years since you last sat exams and assessments, but help is on hand at Wirral Met College.
You may be interested in becoming a nurse, social worker, teacher or engineer, in which case you’ll need a degree or higher education qualification.
Access to Higher Education (HE) courses prepares you for study on degree and higher education courses and are offered in a wide range of areas including art and design, business, engineering, health, a range of sciences, social work and teaching/education.
Access to HE courses are designed for adults aged 19 and above and can be fitted around family commitments.
If an Access to HE course is not for you, there are many other options for you to consider.
Apprenticeships are available for adults as well as young people and you can develop new skills and gain qualifications, while you work.
Some people start with part-time courses in areas they’re interested in as a hobby, which they can develop into a career.
There is a brand new part-time course in textiles starting in September, which will open doors to a number of interesting jobs across the textiles industry.
There is a wide choice of full-time and part-time courses available starting this September.
For details of Access to HE and other full-time and part-time courses, visit wmc.ac.uk/courses or call Wirral Met College on 0151 551 7777.