A Cohort of Learners Celebrating their New Skills and Achievements

Sunderland City Council

More than 30 people now have awards for their outstanding work on a range of courses, achieving qualifications in everything from preparing for work and digital skills to sewing. Their achievements were celebrated at City hall as they received certificates from the Mayor of Sunderland. 

Everyone who won an award took part in one of Sunderland’s Learnings and Skills Service courses. These courses were designed to help Sunderland’s residents improve their skills and work prospects. 

Speaking at the event, Councillor Louise Farthing, the City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills, said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone who has received an award. Everyone who has taken part in these courses has worked hard to achieve their qualifications and I hope they have enjoyed learning something new and can feel proud of their new skills. 

“The Sunderland Learning Skills service aims to empower people through high-quality learning and training to realise their full potential and improve all aspects of their lives, and it’s brilliant to see the positive impact these courses can have on people’s lives”. 

A wide range of courses is available through the Learning and Skills Service, allowing people to gain more knowledge and skills for personal and professional development. 

Claire Williams, who took part in the Uplift course, said: “I have soared and it has helped me make changes to improve my life. I have so much more confidence and no fear when trying new things. The staff at Uplift are angels in disguise I don’t want my source to end because they’re such a lovely bunch of people”. 

Courses are available to Sunderland residents who are at least 19 years old and not in employment. 

You can find a course here and there is a range of courses designed- and quality assured- to help you acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours for the next step in realising your full potential.