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14 North Street, Ripon, HG4 1JY

01765 609301


Business Support and Development Ltd (Bedale) has opened a new on-line learning facility in the City Centre at 14 North Street, Ripon, HG4 1JY.

Ray Foster-Westgarth is available in the centre to discuss with potential learners, the advantages of the flexible learning facility using learndirect, enabling learners to build their learning around their own lifestyle. learndirect is targeted at adult education (19 and above).

The aim of this learndirect outreach learning centre is to provide on-line training to adult learners aged 19 and over. This is an excellent opportunity for adults to update their skills in literacy, numeracy and IT gaining new qualifications.

One of the main aims of the learning centre is to help support the Governments strategy of focusing public funding on helping those who need it most to gain the essential skills and qualifications for employability in the UK by enabling them to undertake courses in skills for life. learndirect offers learners a new range of maths and English courses to help them improve the basic skills they need in every day life with the aim of motivating and supporting them towards achieving a certificate in maths or English at level 1 and 2. This centre is an on-line testing centre for certificates in Adult Numeracy (maths) or Literacy (English). These qualifications measure skills up to the same level as a GCSE, so if thereís a gap in the learnerís qualifications, learndirect can help them fill it.

In addition to Maths and English courses learndirect also offer courses covering Skills for Everyday Life, which will help them improve their English and maths skills within a wide range of everyday life situations. They also offer courses in Information Technology (IT) covering basic computing, using computers, the Internet and e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. The centre also offers IT examinations in New CLAIT (Computer Literacy and Information Technology) Certificate/Diploma and the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence).
For more information speak to Ray either by calling in to the centre or telephoning on 01765 609301. Initial opening times for this centre in Ripon are 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

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