Adult Learners’ Week - 17-23 May 2008
Do you wish you’d tried harder at school? Do you feel stuck in a rut? Or maybe you’re ready to boost your career prospects and get the promotion you deserve. Adult Learners’ Week is coming up so why not use it as an opportunity to kick-start your career and change your life?
“One of the most exciting things about learning as an adult is the self confidence that it can help you gain,” says Claire Lister, managing director of Pitman Training. “Many people who come to us really didn’t enjoy school. Some of them have low self-esteem and little belief in their own abilities and prospects.”
Learning with Pitman Training is about far more than getting a qualification. The experienced training team work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, helping them to develop new skills, fulfil their career ambitions and get maximum enjoyment from their working life. Subjects range from basic computing and keyboard skills to advanced secretarial diplomas, accounting and even web design. But every course is work-focused; helping people develop the practical skills that employers are looking for.
“It’s wonderful to see people start to change after only a few sessions,” continues Claire. “As they begin to develop new skills in a friendly and supportive environment they also begin to see that they can achieve far more than they thought possible.”
Unlike some traditional adult education colleges, Pitman Training offers a completely flexible and grown-up way to study. Students learn at their local centre but can choose the study time that suits them. Courses are computer based and accompanied by a comprehensive and easy to follow workbook plus audio tuition. Most importantly, a training advisor is always on hand to answer questions and provide encouragement - learners never have to feel isolated.
“Our learners can set their own study schedule, fitting their sessions in around work or family commitments,” continues Claire. “You start when you’re ready - you don’t have to wait for the start of a new term – and you can learn as fast or slow as you want to.”