Adults in the West Midlands are set to benefit with the launch of a new online training ‘superstore’ from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) where courses for leaders and managers can be followed up for free. The cost of the short courses, which lead to accredited qualifications, is being covered by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) for people who live in Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.
On the shelves at the NWSLC superstore are 20 courses in subjects from health and safety, dealing with conflict, motivation, and performance to team-leading, dealing with change and digital skills. Students can simply browse the aisles online, add courses to their virtual shopping trolley and checkout for free*.
Carrie-Anne Abdulai, Assistant Principal for Adult Learning at NWSLC said, “The cost of living crisis is affecting us all, and we know that individuals are keen to look at ways to increase their income by securing promotions and moving on in their careers.
“We have been looking at ways to make this as easy as possible, and our courses for leaders and managers can all be studied online, anywhere and at any time. You will not be alone in your studies because we are making dedicated assessors available who will be on hand to guide you through your tasks and provide support when you need it. You can come into one of our campuses if you would like to discuss your options or meet your assessor face to face.”
“It is possible to follow as many courses as you want within this package, and you will progress as you complete each course in turn. Some combinations of courses lead to a full qualification in leadership and management that could help people to secure a new job role.”
The superstore is now open, and courses will be available throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
*Free to residents with a WMCA postcode, check your eligibility here.