Funding secured by Forth Valley College will support the running of two new free courses that will aim to provide confidence and inspiration for people across Clackmannanshire to explore further education in a more in-depth way.
Digital Skills Sessions – funded by Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal Flexible Skills Programme – are courses which will run from FVC’s Alloa Campus offering flexible ways to access digital learning.
Lisa McLaren, FVC’s Learning Services Manager, said: “The first approach is via an evening class and we will run four lots of six sessions between April and the end of August where students will learn the very basic digital skills, components of the PC, using Microsoft Word, learning how to use Internet and create and send emails and build a CV. In addition, through working in partnership with the Pre-Employability Clackmannanshire project we are also able to offer a free bus service for those individuals who wish to attend the evening classes. The bus will have various pick up points in Clackmannanshire to ensure transport is not an issue for those wishing to take up this fantastic opportunity.
“The second sessions are via Flexible Learning, running as and when suits the learner between April and the end of August, with support during our opening hours from a dedicated member of our team. During this course the individuals will learn how to use Microsoft Word and Excel, more advanced features of searching the internet and creating and sending emails, plus employability skills.”
For more information on these free courses or to book onto a session email email@example.com.
Applications are particularly welcome from individuals who may have additional challenges in accessing learning, for example lower income households, women, and people with experience of the care system, refugee or asylum status, have a disability, or have been through the criminal justice system.