Maths for All: Add skills, multiply confidence

2019-02-14T12:36:37+00:00

A group of seven Hackney residents today celebrated their successful completion of Maths for All, a 9-week course at Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA). The course, funded by the Hackney Learning Trust, helps students build confidence and boost their employability. ‘Many of our students are very nervous about Maths when they first join the class. Their lack of skills holds them back when looking for work,’ says course teacher Francis Kisero. ‘Confidence with Maths opens up new opportunities and helps learners progress to employment.' Kim, course participant said: ‘I’ve learned a lot more with Francis than I ever learned at school.' ‘It wasn’t [...]

Maths for All: Add skills, multiply confidence2019-02-14T12:36:37+00:00

A welcoming space for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities

2019-02-14T12:38:41+00:00

52 Hackney residents with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) were among the 64 people who boosted their basic skills with a course at Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) in 2014, thanks to a partnership with the Hackney Learning Trust. From basic literacy, numeracy and computing courses, to art, craft and design workshops, PBHA’s Vocational and Community Services (VCS) offers opportunities for adult learners in Hackney to build their skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. Pam Frost, Head of VCS said: ‘Four-fifths of students who join our Hackney Learning Trust courses have learning difficulties and disabilities. We’re proud to be able [...]

A welcoming space for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities2019-02-14T12:38:41+00:00
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