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TACC subsidise courses

Thurrock Adult Community College offer subsidised, low-cost IT and Digital Skills courses at their centre in Grays, thanks to funding from the ESFA. Workshops and short courses are available this term for both beginners and those looking to learn advanced skills – tailor your learning to achieve personal goals on their Microsoft Excel and Outlook training or learn how to build a website in a day, maximise your business with digital marketing or learn social media for the workplace.

For baby boomers and beyond, there is a short course starting very soon, tailored to over-55s who want to get to grips with their Smartphone or tablet (concession rate available to over-65s on most courses).

If you need IT skills to get a job or achieve your goals, the college has a Level 1 qualification course running this term (free for learners receiving some unemployed benefits and you can apply to a learner support fund if on a low income, or in receipt of income-related benefits).

Call 01375 372476 to enrol. More details available at
Don’t miss out – enrolments must close one week before the start date!

Free ESOL Conversation Club Training at TACC

Thurrock Adult Community College, is offering a free training course for those who want to action an ESOL conversation club for speakers of other languages in their community. Explore strategies and resources to engage with adult ESOL learners, enhancing your service to provide opportunities for community groups to practise their English conversation skills. This 5 week course is due to start Tuesdays from 29 January, 1.30 to 4.30pm (covers 7 weeks). Call the college 01375 372476 quoting G2L10 to book today.

Grays Convent High School-We Need You!

We are the Path of the Past, a group of Year 9 students from Grays Convent High School, and we are taking part in this year’s programme of Thurrock’s Next Top Boss.
We are leading a project to benefit Thurrock and we need YOUR help.
We are looking for information about the heritage of Thurrock, but most importantly Grays, which will help us move forward with our project.
We need your memories, your experiences and your knowledge of Grays and what it used to be like in order to proceed.

If you believe you can help please send in your memories/information to:
[email protected]

Student nurses must be ‘stewards of public health’
Deputy Chief Nurse for Public Health England delivers guest lecture in Chelmsford

Student nurses were encouraged to be the “stewards of public health” by Deputy Chief Nurse for Public Health England (PHE), Joanne Bosanquet MBE, when she visited Anglia Ruskin University.

Mrs Bosanquet spoke to around 50 second-year Nursing students about the “three Ps of public health”; Prevention, Promotion, and Protection, with a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance.

The interactive session, held at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, was part of PHE’s All Our Health campaign, designed to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.

Mrs Bosanquet said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be invited to spend some time with the second-year cohort of nursing undergraduates.

“A major component of my national role is to be as visible as I can be and be as close to our profession as possible. I cannot lead if I don’t know what the needs of our future Registered Nurses are. In addition, our future nurses won’t know how to lead effectively if they don’t know what we’re doing to support their development.

“Our focus for the interactive learning session was on antimicrobial resistance and how we all can become stewards in order to promote healthy lives, protect the antibiotics we have and prevent infections in the first place.

“We worked through some actions to achieve this, which included actions to take whilst on placement as well as what they can do as citizens and family members.”

Professor Ruth Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome Joanne to Anglia Ruskin. Our students really enjoyed this engaging and informative session, and I know that they got a lot out of the session that will inform their work in practice.

“Our student nurses are the future nurse leaders and we are educating them so that they can make a positive impact on clinical practice. We have fantastic students and I know that they will use this learning opportunity to ensure that they influence the behaviour of others when it comes to the deeply serious issue of antimicrobial resistance.”



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