Local learning provider Dysgu Bro Ceredigion has been awarded the Wales TUC Quality Award for its bespoke ‘Digital Skills for the Workforce’ course.
The Wales TUC Quality Award is given for courses and programmes that meet its good practice criteria and that help signpost learners to providers that are working successfully and flexibly with unions. The Award also celebrates the commitment and diligence of learning providers across the country who promote training and learning in the workplace on behalf of union members.
Dysgu Bro Ceredigion, which is part of Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Service, aims to provide learning opportunities for Ceredigion residents in their community, which will encourage them to develop new interests, work towards gaining a qualification or improve their skills for the workplace. Courses offered range from Microsoft Office to digital photography, to flower arranging and to Facebook introductory courses.
The Digital Skills course was offered to 118 Ceredigion County Council staff and took place over four months. Attendees included care home staff and highway staff, and covered subjects such as learning to use iPads, getting online and internet safety, and understanding the internal Council human resource online system.
Denise Owen, Dysgu Bro Manager said: “We are delighted to have won this award as it recognises all the hard work we have done to make the Digital Skills course unique for its users. Feedback from staff has been very positive and we hope the course will provide staff with the confidence to develop their digital skills further, and be able to contribute fully to the organisation.”
The Assessor for Wales TUC said: “It has been an interesting and pleasurable experience to work with the Dysgu Bro staff, and I have been impressed by the organisation’s commitment to working with unions and union learners. Congratulations to all the staff and teams involved.”
The Award is valid for three years and is subject to continued compliance with Wales TUC Cymru standards and an annual review. The Wales TUC Cymru Quality Award is developmental and aims to support providers to reach the highest possible standards of working with unions.
Dysgu Bro is part of the Adult Community Learning Partnership which plans and co-ordinates the learning in Ceredigion. For more information please visit www.dysgubro.org.uk