Further Education Resources Stockton-on-Tees

If you have decided to continue your education with further education classes you need to get informed on what to expect, how to enroll, how to finance your classes and much more. Below you’ll find related articles as well as local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

St Mary's College, Middlesbrough
01642 814 680
Saltersgill Avenue
Roman Catholic

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Stockton Riverside College Princes Trust
+44 (0) 1642 678640
111 High Street
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St David's R C Technology College
01642 298100
Cowley Road
Middlesbrough College
01642 275000
Marton Road
Nunthorpe Adult Learning Centre
01642 310561
Guisborough Road, Nunthorpe
Hartlepool College of Further Education
01429 295 111
Stockton Street

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Thornaby Adult Education Centre
01642 528121
The Thorndale Centre, Thorntree Road
Cleveland College Of Art & Design
01642 288000
Green Lane
St Mary's College
01642 814680
Saltersgill Avenue
Bede College
01642 561444
Hale Road
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Retraining & Further Education

Job Retraining & Futher Education

Retraining or returning to education to learn new skills is a positive step if you have lost your job. You may have been made redundant and the market place for your skills is limited, in which case you could see this as an opportunity to retrain. Maybe you know redundancy or dismissal is imminent and you want to proactively look for a way to get out of the industry you have been in.

It could be that you are looking for a complete change of direction. In any of these situations you can retrain to gain a new set of skills. You can also use education to utilise and improve on the skills you already have to allow you to move in another direction.

You can start by asking yourself some basic questions:

1. What skills do I have?
2. What would I like to do every day?
3. How important is financial security?

You can start to answer question 1 by completing a SWOT and analysing your strengths and weaknesses. Another way to identify your skills is to work with a coach. Life Coaches are highly skilled in identifying and focussing on strengths and weaknesses and how these could affect your future career.

Question 2 shouldn’t be a confined list - if you are starting down a new path don't stop yourself, brainstorm, use your imagination and think about the jobs you've always wanted in your perfect world.

Question 3 is about deciding where your priorities lie and if they suited you in your last role. Have you done a budget and do you know how much you actually need to live on? Ask yourself whether a regular income and the size of your income are important or vital to your lifestyle. It may be that other aspects of a job are much more important to you than a big salary.

The answers to these questions will arm you with information to make some decisions when researching and applying for retraining or education. You may also want to look at career tools and psychometric testing to identify work areas that suit your personality.

Once you have ideas about your skills and what you want from your future you can start in-depth research. You can start with a site such as DirectGov Education & Learning . The site has specific sections devoted to adult learning, how to find the right retraining courses, including free advice on matching courses with your existing skills and interests. It also details how you can brush up existing skills, finding and applying for courses and financial support for adult learners.

If you already have a clear idea of what you want from a future career there are loads of sector specific websites. If you fancy the travel trade check out www.Retraining-uk.com . Plumbing the thing for you? Try www.Plumbing-School.co.uk or The Guild of Master Plumbers .

If you think spending some time in education will help you achieve your goals then approach your Local Authority, local University or Further Educa...

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