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Free innovative training partnership enhances the skills and employability of Basildon residents


Swan Housing Association has recently partnered with Clarion Futures and WEA Adult Learning Within Reach to offer a series of vocational courses at the Beech Community Centre in Basildon. Courses offered to residents include: An Introduction to British Sign Language, An Introduction to Teaching and Learning and Door Supervisor Training.

The Introduction to British Sign Language course concluded on a festive note last week with students learning how to sign a popular Christmas carol.This course aims to help students gain a basic understanding of British Sign Language which can be used in schools to assist students with additional needs. Many of the students hope to continue learning British Sign Language by progressing to the certificated British Sign Language Level 1.

The Door Supervisor Training concluded in November and has been an unmitigated success. Nearly all of the attendees found related employment directly after completing the course.The Introduction to Teaching and Learning course has only just finished and two residents have already secured employment in schools.

Sandra Fawcett, Swan's Executive Director - Operations said:

At Swan we are passionate about working together with our partners to help local residents access training that enhances their skills for future employment. We are pleased to have been able to work with Clarion to deliver these courses which have been very well attended and we are already looking at ways of offering more."

Sandra Sanglin, Head of Corporate Responsibility from Clarion Housing Group said:

We are delighted to be able to work in partnership with Swan and WEA Adult Learning Within Reach to enhance the skills of our residents. I wish everyone the best of luck for the future and hope that they are able to use the skills they have learned."


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