Take Your Career to the Next Level

29 November 2018 | Sport & Leisure

Changing careers is easier said than done. With bills to pay and mouths to feed, it’s unsurprising that for many adults, making a career change or deciding to return to education isn’t often at the top of the priority list – but it could be easier than you think. City College Plymouth is holding a Higher Education Open Evening on Wednesday 5 December to showcase the various ways in which adults can take their career to the next level.

Kat Jones, Head of Higher Education at the College said: “University-level qualifications don’t always mean studying at university. At City College Plymouth, we are able to offer students a range of career-focused qualifications including Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates/Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees and Higher Apprenticeships, that have been developed in partnership with local employers. Our courses are flexible so you can fit study around your home-life and we’ll give you plenty of support.”

Sophie Harris, 33, was a full-time athlete in the GB Para-Rowing team who wanted to gain a qualification that would enable her to remain part of the team when she is no longer able to compete herself. She is currently studying a Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation at the College whilst also training for Tokyo 2020.

She said: “The College is incredibly welcoming, especially to mature students like myself. Going back into education can be daunting, but I have always felt supported and that there is help available if I ever need it.

“Studying part-time means I can fit my course around my home and sporting life. Trying to find a balance with my family, studies and rowing takes some juggling but I’m enjoying getting back to learning. It’s a lot easier to learn in the smaller classes – it feels like the lecturers always have time for you meaning I have established some great relationships with them.”

Those interested in finding out more about university-level qualifications can attend workshops and talk to students and staff at the College’s information event on Wednesday 5 December, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Kings Road. Alternatively, visit cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 305300 to find out more about the courses available.

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