Brent Council launches campaign to get more adults into education

Cllr Roxanne Mashari, lead member for employment and skills

Cllr Roxanne Mashari, lead member for employment and skills - Credit: Archant

A campaign to get more adults into education has been launched by Brent Council.

Starting from today residents can register to study a Brent Start course in a variety of subjects including GCSE maths and English, CV workshops and accounting.

The courses aims to increase skills levels, improve employment prospects and create better livelihoods.

They are tailored to suit the needs of residents and are offered in locations across the borough, and are available at a range of times.

For the first time the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has given the council accreditation to deliver its accounting qualifications.

Spaces for students to study Level 2 AAT Award in Accounting Skills to Run Your Business in addition to other AAT qualifications such as Bookkeeping and Computerised Accounting courses are available from this month.

Mark Farrar, AAT Chief executive, said: “Every business needs well trained finance staff and an AAT qualification demonstrates to a prospective employer that you have the skills to do a job.

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“Gaining an AAT qualification, which are internationally recognised and respected, is a great step into a professional finance career.”

Cllr Roxanne Mashari, Brent Council’s lead member for employment and skills, said: “We are focussed on providing more opportunities for local people to learn and work.

“Through Brent Start we are helping residents reach their full potential by providing access to courses and learning opportunities to improve skills levels, improve employment prospects, and improve livelihoods.”

For more information visit here.