Earning qualifications can help you move on in your existing career, or take your first steps towards a new job or a more advanced course of study.
It can sometimes be difficult to make time to gain new qualifications, especially if you are already juggling the demands of work and family. By providing courses in local venues and at different times throughout the day, Learning Pembrokeshire can help make it easier for you.
In the UK, qualifications are awarded by a range of different organisations.
Learning Pembrokeshire currently provides courses leading to qualifications which are awarded by the following organisations:
- Agored Cymru
- British Computer Society (BCS)
- Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
- Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)
We also offer courses leading to qualifications in First Aid and Food Safety.
Agored Cymru provides accreditation for practical, bite-sized courses. Learning Pembrokeshire offers this accreditation in a variety of skills such as digital and computer skills, numeracy, literacy, communication and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
British Computer Society (BCS)
The International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) is a very well recognised qualification for employment. Learning Pembrokeshire offers ICDL level 1 Award, ICDL level 2 Award and ICDL Advanced.
ICDL level 1 individual units – Word processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation.
ICDL level 1 Award - teaches you how to manage the risks associated with computer use, such as spam and identity theft, how to organise your computer, and how to use the internet and email.
ICDL level 2 Award develops your skills in 3 of the following units – word processing, spreadsheets, presentations or databases
ICDL Advanced (level 3) shows that you are confident, competent and efficient in a range of different computer programmes. There are four modules word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, with an individual certificate available for each.
Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Learning Pembrokeshire currently offers RYA Day Skipper Shorebased and RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications in certain centres.
Recognised Training Centre (RTC):
Fishguard Community Learning Centre, Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard SA65 9DT
There are also two satellite centres:
Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre, Albion Square, Pembroke Dock SA72 6XF and Tenby Community Learning Centre, Greenhill Avenue, Tenby SA70 7LB
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
If you missed out on these, or wish to improve on your grades, we provide a chance to take English and Mathematics.
We also offer Essential Skills Wales qualifications at various levels in Application of Number and in Communication.
Many Welsh learners find that gaining a qualification is a good way to improve their job prospects or just to monitor their progress.
The WJEC offer four levels of qualifications for adults who are learning Welsh, in the "Defnyddio'r Gymraeg" series. The levels are Entry, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.