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Learning Bank

Where can I Find Courses?

There are lots of places that you can go to to take courses, get training, and get qualifications to improve your career prospects...

  • Reading based course providers


    Reading College: Part of Activate Learning, Reading College run courses for school leavers and adult learners in a wide variety of subjects.

    Reading University: This institution is well recognised and offers both academic and vocational courses.

    New Directions: With three locations across Reading, New Directions provides a wide variety of courses for individuals of all abilities.

    Adviza: This site offers some great advice on what you can do after 6th Form and on colleges within the Thames Valley.

    information.gif Resitting: If you've recently been unhappy with your GCSE or A-Level results, make sure you talk to your teachers as soon as possible about resitting your exams within the school.

    If you left school a while ago, get in touch with New Directions or Reading College to discuss resitting opportunities.

  • Online course providers


    Alison: A FREE online course provider that provides certification and diploma courses in a large number of sectors, this site is particularly good for professional qualifications/

    The Open University: A well recognised university that provides a variety of courses through Distance Learning.

    BBC: The BBC provides a large quantity of learning materials online in order for you to improve your skills. These courses are free but usually do not come with a qualification.

    Reed: A jobsite that has lots of great careers advice as well as courses from free online learning to priced qualifications.

  • Learn Direct


    Learn Direct is an online provider of courses and qualifications that aims to train working age individuals. The company uses technology as the main teaching method making the education more flexible.

    There is no longer a Learn Direct Centre in Berkshire BUT the majority of courses are conducted online and only require you to find an exam centre near you when it comes to exam time!

    For more information check out the website.

  • Hot Courses


    Hot Courses is a website where you can search a database which lists a number of short and long courses for all levels of learner.

    It is a great place to start when you are searching for available courses.

    For more information check out the website.

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