With the festive season set to bring another year to a close, it’s never too early to start shaping your next 12 months.
A wide range of part-time adult courses are lined up at Wirral Met College to help make 2020 a year for positive change, whether you fancy filling your spare time with a new hobby or heading in a whole new career direction.
There’s always time to make the switch to a new profession or sharpen your CV and skillset to keep developing and working towards promotions, whatever stage you’re at in your career.
The part-time courses will get underway between January and June, and can help you boost your skills while you continue to manage other work and family commitments.
Here’s how to make the most of the opportunities on offer:
Find the right course
Wirral Met College’s part-time options can help you find a new interest, train for a different job or give you the know-how to start a new business - it’s just a case of signing up for a course that suits you.
Career enhancing courses in childcare and early years are among the long list of choices, along with health and safety options taught by expert tutors with industry experience and a host of hospitality and catering courses.
For prospective students looking to simply get more creative or make the most of free time, there are options to learn holiday Spanish, find out more about photography whatever your ability, or give life drawing a go.
See the facilities
If the range of study opportunities and dates still leaves you undecided, perhaps a chance to find out more at a forthcoming open evening will help.
Make January 16 one of the first important dates to remember in your new 2020 diary, as Wirral Met College open the doors at all four of their campuses from 4.30-7pm.
Speak to staff and get a closer look at industry standard facilities like the commercial hair and beauty salons at the Conway Park Campus, near Birkenhead bus station, where part-time courses can provide skills including nail extensions and Indian head massage to hairdressing and barbering.
Other college sites in Birkenhead include Wirral Waters Campus, dedicated to construction courses; and Twelve Quays Campus, home to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & maths) and higher education.
The Oval Campus, next to Oval Leisure Centre in Bebington, is dedicated to sport and offers part-time courses such as personal training.
Keep studies flexible and affordable
Existing work and family commitments don’t have to stand in the way of your 2020 resolutions to learn new skills.
The part-time basis of Wirral Met College’s adult courses can enable you to fit them around your schedule, and options including several of the childcare and early years courses come with flexible start dates.
The college also has a range of financial support options in place to help make the costs of studying less of a burden.
In addition, you may be eligible for free tuition fees if you’re aged 19 or over and claiming certain benefits, or if you’re 19 and over and working and earning less than £17,550 per year or £9 per hour.
Students aged 19 or over who are studying their first full level two course, and those aged between 19 and 23 who are studying their first full level three course could also receive free tuition.
The free tuition is also available to students studying English or maths up to level two.
If you know a young person who still hasn’t got a job or their school or college course isn’t working out, Wirral Met also has a range of full-time courses starting from January 2020, including accounting, and Prince’s Trust Team and Supported Internships.
For more information about starting your 2020 with a part-time course at Wirral Met College, click here.