GMB Magazine GMB25 Centre Point Summer 2016 - Page 25

LEARNING UPDATE Visit GMB online at www.gmb-westmids.org.uk portunity Education op I … with GMB f you’ve always wanted to improve your qualifications and skills, now’s the time! GMB Birmingham and West Midlands Region is offering all members the opportunity to further their education by taking advantage of 24 different courses – for free! All the distance learning courses below are nationally recognised Level 2 qualifications equivalent to an A-C grade GCSE, accredited by NCFE and Innovate Awarding. Here’s the full list of courses you could look to take through GMB: ONLINE • • • • • Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration Level 2 Certificate in Equality & Diversity Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques Level 2 • PAPER-BASED • • • • • • • • • • • Certificate in Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition & Health Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Knowledge & Skills Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Planning Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe • Handling of Medicines Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care • & Management of Diabetes Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with • People with Mental Health Needs Level 2 • Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate in the Awareness of Mental • Health Problems Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care Level 2 Certificate in Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 these Certificate in Information, Advice For more information on GMB h wit ch tou in t courses, ge or Guidance Level 2 dlands Birmingham and West Mi Certificate in Understanding Dignity t en rtm Education Depa & Safeguarding in Adult Health and on 0121 550 4888. Social Care Level 2 E YOU SO WHAT ARR WAITING FO ? ©iStock.com Here’s everything you need to know... • At present all courses are fully funded. However, the following restrictions apply: you must be 19 years of age as of 31 August 2015; have lived in the EU for the past three years, and currently reside in England. • All courses are 16-20 weeks in duration, based on 8-10 hours of learning per week. • Learners will be allocated to a tutor at the start of the course who can be contacted at any point for support throughout their learning. • Learning materials will be issued to all learners once the enrolment has been completed and will include the following: individual learning plan, workbooks, assessment booklets, Freepost envelopes for retuning work, useful assessment tips, college handbook and perception survey. • Tutors will provide written feedback for each unit within 15 days. If resubmission is required, the tutor will detail how. • All submitted work will be assessed by Somerset College and is subject to moderation. Once this process has been completed, the learner will then be sent their certificate(s), which will arrive within 12 weeks. • If a learner commits to undertake a course but does not see it Y\][ۋY\]YH[\HH0Lۘ\][ۈYHHX\\˙X]\ZY˛ܙ˝Z BPK[W[̍K[ B ̌ M LM