BROCKENHURST College has announced it now offers 10 free adult distance-learning courses related to wellbeing issues such as safeguarding and mental health.

The vocational qualifications at Level 2 are government funded, and each one is designed to help over-19s either establish or advance their careers.

The new programmes are aimed particularly at teaching and/or care professionals, although anyone can apply if they are UK/EU citizens.

Although most of the new courses are focussed on health and care, applicants can select a new Prevent qualification, which aims to help people identify and tackle radicalisation.

The Prevent programme is targeted particularly at professionals working with teenagers through schools or youth groups.

It corresponds closely with the government’s Prevent strategy aimed at tackling radicalisation of any kind.

The 10 new offerings are part of 35 free adult distance learning courses available at the college.

Assistant Principal Dominic Chapman said: “We are very pleased to extend our adult distance learning provision into these new areas."

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