Moving on up to a better home and a better future

Date: 16/05/2022

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Our residents have been able to complete free live and learn courses. These course have helped boost CVs, gain college or university spaces, rebuild confidence and discover new hobbies.

Here’s resident Jasmine’s story...

“After my housing officer shared the live and learn courses, I decided to apply for the hand and nail course. I had completed a make up course at college but had since lost my confidence and wasn’t leaving my home much. After going along to the course with my neighbour we both enjoyed it so much we signed up for another.

“The new course ‘look good, feel good’ was a real turning point for me! I felt motivated, empowered and proud for making those first steps to have a better future.

“After completing an adult learning course, I went on to complete the access to higher education course at college. This was originally to pursue a degree in nursing but I soon realised I had a passion for wildlife biology and started studying this at Staffordshire University. 

"I'm now on track to become an Environmental Science graduate just before my 30th birthday this year, something I'm extremely proud of. 

“I am really looking forward to the future now. For anyone thinking about a live and learn course,
just do it! It’s scary to make that jump but it will be the first step to a bright and powerful future, doing exactly what you want and living your best life every day.”

Thinking about your future? We have free courses available now! 

We have a variety of courses available to all of our residents. Add new office skills to your CV with computers for beginners, Microsoft Excel or a web design course. Or if you're thinking about going back to college or starting university how about psychology or counselling courses? 

We also have lots of practical courses such as European Computer Driving Licence, Level 2 food safety and emergency and basic first aid training. There's also even a British sign language course available for beginners too! 

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Take a look at our live and learn courses

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