Join the Elite helped by Continuing Professional Development

A FORMER Oldham College lecturer has launched a new business aimed at ensuring individuals or companies keep their skills and knowledge upto date.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals use to develop and enhance their abilities.

Without CPD it is possible academic and practical qualifications become out-dated or obsolete. With it then individuals have opportunities to ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves.

Pauline Turner from Moorside was a child care lecturer for 13 years with a background in psychology and mental health.

Taking early retirement, she was keen to put her knowledge and experience into good use.

The result is Elite CPD training on Drake Street, Rochdale. Opened officially on May 1, 2019.

There is a 50 per cent discount for voluntary organisations and special prices for second year childcare and teaching students.

Other courses offered include paediatric first aid, mental health in children and young people plus visual stress and dyslexia; the later delivered with assistance from two other professionals.

“Our courses are mainly for people who work in nursing or education who are already qualified,” explained Pauline. “But we do run the courses for those working as volunteers such as scout leaders.

“There are other companies who provide CPD training but don’t offer the courses we do such as visual stress and dyslexia.”

The refurbished premises can accommodate up to 24 people and can be hired independently of Elite CPD for meetings and training sessions. They offer interactive white board, wifi, kitchen, toilets and excellent transport links including trams and buses.

For information on all Elite’s courses contact Pauline on 07746 749467.

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