Find out more about higher education
17th March 2009 4:45pm - Return to press releases
Three fun taster sessions have been organised for people who want to find out more about higher education courses at East Riding College.
The relaxed and informal two-hour sessions will be held at the campus in Gallows Lane in Beverley and each relates to a foundation degree run by the College.
The aim is to enable potential students to find out more about the courses on offer and to help them decide whether they are right for them.
The sessions will be held as follows:
Early Years (relating to the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Policy and Practice) - A fun and exciting session delivered by the Indigo Moon Theatre Company showing people how to make and use puppets in early years education. To be held on April 2, from 6pm to 8pm
Business (relating to the Foundation Degree in Business Management) - this session includes a look at how communication is used in organisations, a fun exercise on whether words are used to express or impress and a look at body language. To be held on March 31, from 6pm to 8pm
Automotive Technologies (relating to the Foundation Degree in Automotive Technologies) - 'Beyond level three' a taste of what is on offer in higher education for those working at technician level or above and seeking to improve their knowledge and employment prospects. To be held on April 1, from 6pm to 8pm.
All three sessions have been made possible by funding from YHELLN, the Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network, which works to encourage people into higher education.
Alison Gray, curriculum development manager at the College, said: "These relaxed and informal two-hour sessions will tell you what you need to know about our foundation degree courses in early years, business management and automotive technologies.
"They are an opportunity to meet the tutors, ask questions and sample the courses themselves."
East Riding College offers 15 higher education courses in Art, Design and Media; Business and Management; Early Years; Education; Health and Social Care; Information Technology; Motor Vehicle and Engineering; and Sport and Recreation.
These are primarily foundation degrees, which are similar to standard degrees but with a more work-related focus.
The College also runs Access to Higher Education courses, which give people who have been out of education for some time the credits they need to apply for higher education courses.
For more information about the higher education taster sessions, call Kate Murdock on (01482) 306696 or email [email protected]
For more information about higher education courses at East Riding College, call 0845 120 0037 or visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk, where you can look at the courses on offer and request a prospectus.