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COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING. About Community & Lifelong Learning Joan Thorne Head of Community & Lifelong Learning June 2007.

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1 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING

2 About Community & Lifelong Learning Joan Thorne Head of Community & Lifelong Learning June 2007

3 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING A short overview… Our programme is made up of mostly part-time courses They are all delivered out-with College Centres, in local communities Courses are mostly at non-advanced level Awarding bodies include SQA, C&G, REHIS, HSE etc. We also deliver College Devised Units (CDU’s)

4 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING Learning Support Coordinator 3 Vice-Principals Principal Associate Principal Sector Manager Head of C&LL Development Manager (Communities) Development Manager (Course Provision) Administration Manager Technical Support Communications Coordinator Teaching Staff Admin SupportClerical Support Guidance Tutor Senior Lecturer Quality Team

5 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING Our Community Partners… Aberdeen City Council Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeen Foyer Schools, Libraries, Community Centres Many other organisations (Community Mental Health teams, Royal Cornhill Hospital, APEX, etc )

6 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING Internal Partners... We also work in close liaison with the College’s four major teaching Sectors : –Arts, Communication & Social Science –Care and Service Industries –Engineering, Computing and Business Studies –Technology, Science, Sport & Leisure

7 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING Our courses… Over a wide geographical area In over 80 locations In a 60 mile radius to Aberdeen City From: –Huntly & Banff (North) –Johnshaven & Inverbervie (South) Classes run in any suitable premises: schools & community centres golf clubs & public halls libraries & learning centres Over 300 laptops delivered to classes by van

8 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING Some examples… IT & Computing – e.g. IC3 and Advanced ECDL Child Care – e.g. PDA Learning Assistant Health Care – e.g. HNC Working with Communities Art and Crafts – e.g. Digital photography Communications – e.g. Creative Writing Languages – e.g. ESOL Social Sciences – e.g. Psychology Supported Courses – e.g. Hospitality, Music, Personal Care, Confidence Building Core Skills & additional SQA units

9 COMMUNITY & LIFELONG LEARNING Community & Lifelong Learning Joan Thorne Head of Community & Lifelong Learning


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