Macclesfield College are teaming up with Age UK Cheshire this autumn to run a series of courses and help benefit the community.
The two-hour workshops will take place at Age UK Cheshire East’s offices in Henderson Street, Macclesfield, aimed specifically at local older people.
Course content includes internet safety, in particular online shopping, internet banking and email scams, health and safety in the home and First Aid in the home.
The college has been successfully delivering courses in the community for several years and Stephanie Allan, Adult Education Administrator at Macclesfield College, has described the many benefits that these courses provide.
“They improve knowledge and skills, fill work related or personal skill gaps and help people keep up with the latest developments in IT,” said Stephanie.
“Other benefits include helping people increase self-confidence, keep healthy, and meet social and community needs, as well as acting as a stepping stone to better prospects and choices.”
One person who has benefitted from courses of this nature at Macclesfield College is Lizzy Trafford.
“During the course I had successfully secured an interview for an administrative position at an NHS hospital,” said Lizzy.
“The feedback I received after the interview was very positive and it was the excellent preparatory work I was able to do at the workshops that helped me improve my confidence. In particular, my interview technique has developed and this confidence will no doubt continue to develop in my professional life.”
Macclesfield College has also been praised by the organisation Reach Out And Recover (ROAR).
“Just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of all at ROAR and how much we all enjoyed the work you did, thank you so much!” said a spokesperson.
If you would like to learn more about the Employability and Community Learning courses at Macclesfield College, visit their website: https://macclesfield.ac.uk/subjects/employability-and-community-learning/
And to see the upcoming Age UK courses, which are all on Tuesdays starting at 10am, visit: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshireeast/activities-and-events/free-courses/