Overview of the Skills & Learning Sectors
This category is designed to list schools, colleges, business training organisations and teaching specialists offering specialised training and education services (for both adult or under kids courses). Additionally, private training and development companies offering skills training for the workplace are also located here.
Academic qualifications can be studied for and achieved using a variety of training establishments. The most widely known are schools and colleges for individuals under the age of eighteen, seeking such qualifications (such as GCSEs or A levels in the UK). This is commonly referred to as mainstream full time education.
Vocational training concerns are designed to improve students skills to enhance an industry or career path (such as catering or building trades). Training centres offer vocational skill development, and will have specialised facilities. These will enable students to get a real appreciation and understanding of the context in which they are going to experience in the world of work.
There are a large number of privately run companies offering professional training covering a wide range of subjects such as leadership skills, coaching and mentoring skills, and practical subjects such as Information Technology courses. Continuous personal development has become a much sought after trait in candidates searching for jobs. Assessments help to ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest legislation and technological changes affecting job. The process helps to improve productivity and efficiently, so it is imperative to seek out a well respected training company.
Alternatively, you may be wanting to undertake an adult educational curriculum for pleasure and personal satisfaction, such as crafting, jewellery making, learning a language or cookery. Many adult educational courses can be found online, and are carried out at community colleges in the evening part-time. Learning and skills can be both educational and fun, practical and enjoyable. En-roll on a course with a friend and it can become a social occasion too.