Hillingdon Council is offering a range of courses for adults aged 19 and above on childcare and early years learning.
The Learn Hillingdon Adult Education Service courses help adults to prepare for work, get promoted or gain a qualification.
Oana-Maria Vasile has been studying with Learn Hillingdon for four years and completed the Supporting Teaching and Learning course at levels two and three, progressing to a Teaching Assistant level four course.
OANA-MARIA VASILE – received her certificate from Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana. Photo credit: Hillingdon Council
Oana-Maria said: “My new skills and knowledge help me to be efficient and effective in my tasks, enabling me to achieve better results, and our online classes opened wider social connections for me.
“I was able to share my ideas with an amazing group of people, guided by a wonderful mentor.
“Learning is a lifelong adventure that shapes who we are and who we can become, it requires dedication, perseverance and at times, the willingness to step out of our comfort zone.
“Whatever field you choose to study and expand your horizon with, we all have a unique opportunity to shape our future, while also making an impact on society.”
Oana-Maria currently works as an advanced practitioner in schools and colleges and aims to take on more responsibilities to support teaching staff with their planning, delivery, and assessments.
There are a variety of early years and childcare classes to support people who are new to the profession, as well as those with some experience.
Courses are designed to help learners access a wide range of full-time, part-time, or more ad hoc work, that is often suited to people with young families or caring responsibilities at home.
The unique Careers and Education Hub offers people guidance and support when selecting their courses, including the financial and personal help available to people who study with the council.
Cllr Susan O’Brien, Hillingdon Council’s cabinet member for children, families, and education, said: “It’s wonderful to hear from our learners and see how our courses have helped them to find a sense of fulfilment and achievement, both personally and in their careers.
“Our Learn Hillingdon service supports our council strategy commitment to creating thriving, healthy households and a thriving local economy where local people can improve their skills and enjoy good quality jobs.
“I encourage residents to take a look at the fantastic and low-cost courses we offer, and find something that could help them, be it socially, creatively or professionally.”
To find out more about Learn Hillingdon visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/adultlearning