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Opportunity knocks.

MERSEYSIDE is a hot-bed of opportunity when it comes to training and education.

Just take a look at what these local businesses have to offer: XtraCurricula Maths A community based service,Xtra Curricula Maths will be opening at the Civic Centre in Bebington every Thursday between 4pmand 6.45pmfor children aged six to16.

The tuition XCM provides is high quality at affordable prices. Students are placed in small classes according toaptitude, with a structured programme that has been tailored to their ability.

Their ability is defined by a free assessment test and the programme has been designed to run parallel to the National Curriculum. Telephone -free -0800 970 7537.

Centre for Arts Development Training The Centre for Arts Development Training, right in the heart of Liverpool,offers a range of FREE courses to prepare talented and creative Merseysiders to work in the arts.

CADT offers nationally recognised qualifications in Community Arts Management (NVQ Level 4)and Arts Administration and Business Start-up(NVQLevel 3).

The centre also provides the opportunity to gain a FREE European Computer Driving Licence,delivered in a recently upgraded,fully accessible computer suite with disabled access.Telephone: 0151 707 1404 First Take First Take is constantly on the look out for people with talent who have not yet been successful in breaking into the film industry.

One of its projects,Retitled,is the production of three,10 minute films and to apply participants must not be in full- time employment or education,must live in Merseyside and have a skill that they wish to develop.

In June,480 people attended the premiere of the latest project -Bright,at Liverpool's Odeon,hosted by BAFTA North.

Retitled is supported by NWVision (RIFE Lottery) and ESF. Deadlines for 10 minute scripts is October 20,all production roles is October 6. Telephone 0151-7085767.

Established in 1964,Computeach International has built a reputation for proving quality IT learning programmes.

Learning programmes can be provided in many formats, such as distance learning with in-centre training,or candidates can choose from a range of interactive,internet-based training programmes.

Computeach's in-house recruitment specialist,Software Professionals,also provides invaluable training in job-seeking skills. Telephone 0800 657 657.

Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool John Moores University is a community of more than 22,000 people learning a range of courses from criminology to computing,engineering to education,pharmacy to fashion and much more!

Due to JMU's excellent reputation,more than 90pcof students secure graduate jobs six months after finish-ing their programmes of study. Why not see what JMU can do for you by visiting one of the open days on either Tuesday, October 7,or Wednesday,October 8,at the Anglican Cathedral between 10amand 4pm. Telephone 0151-2315090.

ITC For the past 10 years ITChas provided weekend TEFL (TeachingEnglish as a Foreign Language) courses throughout the UK.

A week's work has been condensed into one weekend,but one that still provides a recognised certificate.

It is not necessary to speak the language of the students you are teaching,as most schools will use the total immersion technique where only English is spoken in the classroom.

Advice and guidance is also given on jobs and you could end up working anywhere in the world!



DIFFERENT TRACK: former railway engineer Dave Crick,aged 36, used Computeach to change track within the railway industry and is now working as an IT project engineer after 12 months studying
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 25, 2003
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