Adults Basic and Level 1 Computing courses
First Place, Bedford, has been working in partnership with the Jobs Hub and Seetec to provide basic online computing skills for adult learners. We successfully delivered two courses (January & February) at the Jobs Hub and one course (March) at Seetec, in total, 30 learners were enrolled on the three courses and 28 achieved their qualification – for some, their very first qualification. We also delivered the Level 1 Award for IT Users computer course, for adults, and 10 learners enrolled on this course. The courses are funded by Keits.
Find out more about the IT courses offered by First Place Training
It has been a real pleasure having additional members to our team at our new First Place Centre in Dunstable!
Ravi as our Teaching and Learning Support Assistant
Ravi previously worked with the Prince’s Trust, he has been actively involved with the marketing of our courses and also responsible for facilitating our Personal & Social Development sessions. Ravi has created a strong partnership with numerous external agencies.
Tyaane Thomas (Volunteer, Learning Support Assistant).
Tyanne has just completed her degree in Youth Justice Criminology at the University of Bedfordshire. She has provided excellent support to our learners on both the Child Care and Health and Social Care Course.
Helen McHugh (IAG Advisor) Helen is a learning development professional with 18 years experience working in education, local authorities and the NHS. Helen is working towards her Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance. She is working with learners both at the Bedford and Kempston centres. She is offering invaluable information, advice and guidance to all our learners.
Tameka is studying for her MSc in Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire and is on her work placement with First Place Training. She has worked with various voluntary agencies and the hands-on experience has equipped her to work with not only young people but also adults with learning difficulties within different settings. She is providing the much needed pastoral care to our learners.
First stage of building work is almost completed.
We are hoping to welcome our students in new classrooms in September 2016.
Autism Show in Excel London was a very successful training day for First Place Training staff.
We are delighted to say that we have a new Work Experience placement at Summerfields Railway near Bedford.
Learner have an opportunity to work in different areas such as:
- paths laying
- repairing fences
- litter picking
- and many more
Take a look and experience what sensory overload is like for a boy on the autism spectrum.
Warning: this film contains flashing lights, bright colours and loud, sudden noises.
If you’re interested to know more about how this film was made, take a look at the short behind the scenes documentary.
We are pleased to say that we have arrived to our new premises in 47 Edward Street in Dunstable. We are looking forward to welcome all visitors.
Big congratulations to Sam Jones and Ethel Mudzingwa who graduated recently and are now fully qualified teachers.
Well done ladies!!!
We are delighted to say that it is our last day at Albion Street today.
Everyone is engaged in moving and we are all very excited.
On Tuesday 24th of November our Construction learners made a visit to Wates Site in Milton Keynes where they could see new the housing estate and building site of new upper school.
This was a great opportunity provided by Wates. The learners will be returning to the site for phase 2 and 3 of the building process to see how it progresses and the different trades involved in each stage of the build.