18th May 2001

 

LESSONS IN LIFE FOR SIXTH-FORMERS

 

Can you sew on a button? Use a computer? Cook a meal? Write a report? If you’re about to leave school and the answer to any of the above is “no” then you might need to brush up some of your skills.

 

A 6th Form Leavers Survival Course to be run in Wragby in the summer could be just the ticket. Combining a university study skills programme with more practical courses including food hygiene, first aid and make do and mend, the survival course will be a boon to all school leavers about to leave home and make their way in the world

 

“Whether you’re going to university or starting a job, you have to ask yourself the question – am I prepared?” said John Creese of the Wragby & District Centre, where the course is to be run.

 

“The 6th Form Leavers Survival Course is an excellent opportunity for youngsters to gain a mixture of academic and practical skills which will serve them well throughout their whole lives.”

 

The course features the Effective Learning Programme (writing, presentation, project management and IT skills) which is followed by all first-year students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The university unit is worth 24 CATS points (Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme) which can be put towards a degree qualification. Also on offer are certificates for Basic Food Hygiene and First Aid.

 

The six-day course will run at the Wragby and District Centre on Louth Road, Wragby, on 20th,  22nd and 24th August and 3rd, 5th and 7th September.

 

“These learning opportunities would normally cost £200 but we are offering the whole programme for a registration fee of just £10,” said John Creese. “For students who would have problems attending all the classes we can offer some flexibility.”

 

The course is being offered by a partnership involving the Wragby and District Centre, Lincolnshire County Council Adult Education, Lincolnshire Regional Access Centres, the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and North Lincolnshire College.

 

To sign up contact John Creese on 01673 857444.

For more information on this press release contact Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside ( 01522 886042)