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Are you unemployed and seeking a new job? Or returning to work and need to update your qualifications?

Are you unemployed and seeking a new job? Or returning to work and need to update your qualifications?

A part-time course at SERC can you help you to get you on track. Over the last 3 years SERC has progressed 23,135 people to a level 2-7 qualification. It doesn't matter what qualifications you have we have something for you. Even if you are starting with few or no qualifications we can get you started with an Essentials Skills course.

And it doesn't have to cost a lot... money well spent.

If you are unemployed we can help with the cost of your course. We offer a range of options to ensure your part-time study is flexible and cost-effective:

  • Great discounts - up to 75% off tuition fees for selected groups, terms and conditions apply.

  • Pay in instalments – cost-effective payment options.

  • Study and pay by module option on selected courses.

  • Online study options – Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management.

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Whether you are out of work, seeking a new career or would like to learn new skills to complement your existing skills SERC has options for you.

From entry level courses through to degree level SERC offer an extensive range of courses designed to improve your skills and make you more employable.

If you are unemployed many of our part-time courses have greatly reduced course fees making it easier for you to study a course of your choice.

If you are unsure of your next step or what course you should study contact a member of our award winning Careers Guidance team who will be able to provide you with free, impartial advice.

Access courses are designed for mature students who have been out of education for a number of years. They provide you with the necessary qualification to access many university courses.

You will learn study skills and then have the chance to choose from a number of modules, depending on what you want to progress in at degree level including Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Maths, Sociology, Psychology, History and Policy.

Many of our past students have successfully completed degrees in Nursing, Social Work, Law, Humanities, Science and many more. This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is accepted by Universities for entry to many of their courses.

Each module is assessed using a combination of end of unit exams and course work.

Do you or someone you know find it hard to read, write or work with numbers? If so, don’t worry. Did you know that one in four adults need to improve their English and Maths skills to get on at home, work or in life?

SERC offer FREE English, Maths and ICT courses for people who do not have a GCSE qualification in one of these areas. The courses are offered in a range of different levels from entry level through to level 2 - the equivalent to GCSE.

Delivered in a friendly environment, by experienced tutors with a track record for success you can enjoy the benefits of improving your numeracy, literacy and IT skills whilst meeting new friends.

For more details on Essential Skills courses please contact:

Annette Dixon | adixon@serc.ac.uk or 028 9127 6600

Michelle Hickland | mhickland@serc.ac.uk or 028 4461 5815