Workplaces are being encouraged to sign up to The Big Learn project. The Big Learn is offering free online courses and is aiming to have 50,000 learners over the next 5 months, with everything being completed by April 2018.
The courses are practical and can help people gain skills that help them develop careers or improve job prospects. There are 21 Level 2 courses available ranging from retail and business to health and care, they include:
- Business and Administration
- Warehousing & Storage
- Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings
- Information, Advice & Guidance
The campaign is primarily aimed at learners and workplaces in the North of England – however they are open to anyone in England who is 19 and older.
The Big Learn is a fully funded campaign powered by Learning Curve Group in association with the PIE Charity Trust and SME Centre of Excellence.
Ammar Mirza CBE has been involved with organising The Big Learn and said:
The BIG Learn is a fully funded, flexible and fun campaign that aims to promote lifelong learning and encourage individuals to consider their personal and professional development. There are over 20 fully accredited qualifications to choose from that can be studied at a time and pace to suit everyone.”
Signing up to The Big Learn means employers are gaining access to a variety of practical qualifications which they can offer employees to help improve their skills, their professional and personal approach to work, and ultimately their careers.
With their being such a focus on skills shortages, and at times a lack of opportunity for staff development, the BIG Learn offers an ideal opportunity to help improve life chances and make a real long term difference.”
Beth Farhat, TUC Northern Regional Secretary said:
The Big Learn campaign is a great opportunity for adults to access free training and development, I am a huge advocate of the benefits lifelong learning brings to workplaces and the economy. As well as boosting productivity, training gives people the skills and confidence needed to transform their working lives and progress in their careers.
This campaign is a great resource for Union Learning Representatives in workplaces across the region to promote learning to their members, to make sure everyone has the skills they need – and it’s a huge win for employers and the economy too.”
To find out more and to register go to The Big Learn