SUSSEX Downs College, in partnership with Unison South East, has for the last nine months been taking part in a pilot scheme to help learning reps achieve level 2 in maths and English using the E-learning initiative.
This has been set up to support learners who for various reasons cannot attend conventional classroom learning.
It has resulted in six Unison learning reps obtaining their level 2 certificates in maths and English alongside full-time jobs and union duties.
Lou Lucas, Unison learning projects training manager, identified the learners’ needs and Anita Gayton, supported them to achieve their skills for life qualification in her role as E-learning coordinator with the support of Roger Wilkinson from Sussex Downs College.
Once the pilot was underway, further roll-outs to teaching assistants in schools across East Sussex were undertaken including Hellingly Primary School and St Thomas a Becket in Eastbourne.