Learn essential skills for higher level study
27th October 2011 7:19pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College is launching an exciting new programme of short courses which are designed to help people make the step up to higher education.
The six-week "Bite Size" courses take place at the College's campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley, and the first will begin on Wednesday, November 9, from 1pm to 4pm.
It will cover a range of study skills which are essential to degree and other higher level study, including formal English, avoiding plagiarism, sourcing information, reading and note taking, planning and writing essays, and presentation skills.
The course is also relevant to students expecting to go into employment as it will provide them with skills that employers value, such as time management and presentation skills.
Participants will get the opportunity to visit the University of Hull and those who successfully complete the course will be awarded 10 credits from the university which will count towards a future higher level qualification.
Alison Gray (pictured), assistant director at the College, said: "This course is for anyone planning to go on to study at level four and go onto a foundation degree or to university.
"The course is especially suitable for level three learners intending to progress into higher education and is free to all existing East Riding College learners and those who do not already have a degree.
"This is an excellent course and we have had very good feedback from people who have been on it."
Bite Size courses covering safeguarding and child protection and learning skills will begin in February and May 2012 respectively. Courses taking place at the College's Bridlington campus will be announced shortly.
For people who are not East Riding College students or who already have a degree, the course costs £99. To secure a place or to find out more call Katy Murdock on (01482) 306696 or email [email protected]
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