Thursday, 16 May 2013

Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week and 50 years of NEC

Adult Learners’ Week

Adult Learners’ Week 2013 takes place this month, and to encourage more people to get involved by learning something new we’ve launched a very special offer.
Running from 17th to 24th May, Adult Learners’ Week is a seven-day celebration of adult education, promoting the work of education providers. It’s designed to remind adults that even if you’re working full-time, it’s always possible to find a way to fit more learning into your life.
This year we’re encouraging learners to improve their prospects by gaining GCSEs and IGCSEs – core qualifications that are becoming increasingly necessary in the world of work.
Not having five GCSE passes at grade C or better can be a real hindrance to progressing in your career – more and more jobs and employers now require passes in at least the core subjects of maths, science and English.

A very special offer
To make gaining these essential qualifications as manageable as possible, we’re offering a discount of 15% on all GCSEs and IGCSEs when you enrol online, or 10% when you enrol over the phone. We want there to be as few obstacles as possible in the way of you achieving your learning ambitions.
NEC is proud to be part of Adult Learners’ Week in 2013 – we’ve been helping adult learners ever since we were founded, creating new opportunities and breaking down educational barriers.
There are hundreds of events taking place across the country to mark the occasion: you can find out what’s happening near you by visiting the Adult Learners’ Week website.
Future 50
Another cause to celebrate this year is NEC’s 50th anniversary, for which we have lots of activities planned within our Future 50 campaign, looking forward to the next 50 years as well as celebrating the previous. Look out for our 50 faces of NEC, who will be sharing their stories.We want to bring together 50 faces from NEC’s history – we’re hoping to get in touch with all sorts of people who have worked with NEC over the years, to tell some of the stories that NEC has played a part in.
We want to hear from every type of person NEC’s been in touch with: tutors, trustees, staff, and of course the most important people of all – our learners.
If you’ve worked with us in the past we’d love to hear your story. Maybe you gained an essential qualification that enabled you to go on to get a job you’d been after for some time. Perhaps you learned something new that caused you to see things in a completely different way. Or maybe you turned things around for yourself through education, with the help of one of our courses.
Whatever your story, we’d be delighted to hear from you and involve you in our celebrations. Get in touch with us by emailing Carly Mason or give us a ring, free on 0800 389 2839, or on 01223 400200.

50 hours of free learning
Launching next week - on ‘Learning at work day’ - In honour of our 50 year of history, we will be launching  50 hours of free learning to anyone who wants to accept the challenge to learn something new. A range of subjects will be covered, from childcare to law – there will be something for everybody. Keep a look out on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.
To find out more about our special offer and our courses, visit our homepage.

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