Union learning centres - frequently asked questions
A learning centre is a place where learners can come at a time that suits them in order to learn, at their own pace, in a quiet, comfortable and supportive environment. Such an environment is of great importance, as it will facilitate a positive learning experience for the people using it. It can be in a fixed location or it could be mobile; it may be in the workplace, union premises or within the local community. It is important to be flexible as each learning centre should be responsive to its learners and no one model will fit every need.
A learning centre provides a chance for people to improve a range of skills or interests, such as adult Maths and English. It can also be a place where they can gain computer and IT skills, learn a new language, develop leisure interests as well as providing an opportunity for people to achieve qualifications.
e-learning is the name given to learning which uses technology to deliver courses. They are typically delivered from a website which you log in to. Because the website is accessed via the internet, they can be accessed at any time.
Unions have a great track record of supporting e-learning to ensure that the learning is high quality, supported well and flexible.
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