NASS through the Union Learn project run by Kevin Parsons are able to provide courses to help staff improve or refresh their qualifications.

The courses run are in the following.

  • English Functional Skills
  • Maths Functional Skills
  • ICT (Computer Courses) Functional Skills

The Functional Skills courses are government recognised qualifications and are equivalent to GCSE’s

Level 2 equates to an A-C GCSE Grade

Level 1 equates to a GCSE D Grade

  • ESOL (English Speaking for Other Languages)

The ESOL courses have been very popular with the foreign staff in the industry which can see them gain a qualification in English.

All courses are run on demand in various training centres around the country and this has already seen us run them in Newmarket, Epsom, Lambourn, Malton and Middleham. Knowing the staff working hours we usually run these courses from 1-3pm during the lunchbreak between morning and evening stables.

All course are free, we also provide lunch and refreshments for everyone coming along.

For more information or to sign up you can contact Kevin Parsons at the NASS Office on 01638 663411 or through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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