Hundreds of new online courses now available at Weston College

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 February 2017

It has been a good week for the college.

It has been a good week for the college.

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Weston College has launched a host of new online courses focusing on business and IT to offer young people more opportunities to develop as professionals and allow businesses to enrol their staff in relevant training.

The college has teamed up with e-Careers Limited to offer more specialised courses which can be completed online.

Liz Redwood, the college’s executive director of apprenticeships and commercial strategy, said the idea behind this partnership is to allow people in the town to ‘secure their next promotion’.

She said: “Weston College prides itself on offering a vast range of business training courses to suit learners of varying capability – from aspiring entrepreneurs to established professionals looking to secure a promotion.

“In forming this new partnership with e-Careers we hope to significantly grow our number of professional learners by engaging the local business community in our new offering of affordable and accredited online courses, accessible at a time to suit from a computer or mobile device, and which complements our existing outstanding offer.”

This is a significant introduction for the college, with more than 700 courses now available as a result of this partnership. These include accountancy, project management and a range of computer courses which can bolster a CV, due to them being associated with Microsoft, or similar, organisations.

Sir Eric Peacock, chairman of e-Careers, said the college has been going from strength to strength, boasting enviable results year on year – and this is the reason this partnership has come into fruition.

He added: “I am delighted about this new partnership with Weston College, and feel it will bring a wealth of opportunity to businesses in Somerset.”

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