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Real world learning in a friendly environment
In a world where upskilling and education is often the deciding factor for personal success, there's one Nelson-
based business that's doing its part to provide real world learning for people wanting to get ahead in 2014.
The Barbican Training Centre in partnership with Te W nanga o Aotearoa, offers practical training programmes
for business owners, staff and individuals looking to get ahead. These programmes are designed to help
students succeed on their chosen path -- all for free now at Nelson and Motueka locations. Barbican owner,
Susan Piket says, "It's not about passing exams -- this is real world learning. You can take the knowledge you
learn and apply it directly to your situation giving you instant results that help you achieve your goals. Over the
past decade, many have started or improved their businesses, and others have successfully revamped their
personal finances." Barbican is the only local provider to offer entry level 2 computing programmes and has
added level 3 for 2014.
Most people are juggling work, business and home life so Barbican's programmes are designed to suit busy
people, with evening and morning options. "I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, helpful staff and
connecting with like-minded people", says Janine Smith, a former Barbican scholar. "The results
I have achieved never would have happened without the amazing resources, knowledge and
support I have gained."
To make 2014 your year, call us now on 03-547 6138 or visit us at www.barbicantc.com
get Money Smart
Info sessions: Nelson 20, 27 Feb@6pm; Motueka 19, 26 Feb@6pm
Cer fcate in Money Management | Level 3 | 20 weeks | One evening a week
X Stretch your $$$ further X Learn inves ng in property and shares
Small business management
Info sessions: Nelson 20, 27 Jan@6pm; 28 Jan@9am; Motueka 21, 28 Jan@6pm
Cert Small Business Man | Level 4 | 36 weeks | One evening/morning a week
X Learn to run a successful business X Do your own business plan
03-547 6138 | Text 0274-320 239 | email@example.com
Register at www.barbicantc.com
for NZ ci zens and permanent residents aged 16+
get Computer Savvy
Info sessions: Nelson 27 Jan@9.15am; 4 Feb@9.15am
Cer fcate in Compu ng | Levels 3 | 18 weeks | Two mornings a week
X Get computer literate for the oﬃce X Get help from a computer expert
get Ahead in 2014!
NO FEE part-ピme programmes
In partnership with
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Deeper into God's Word.
Get to know God more, discover his purposes;
get on track and get into action.
First founded in 1868 and re-established
in 2008, Bishopdale Theological College is
both evangelical and Anglican. Open to all
denominations, we provide academic depth
and biblical training in the context of Christian
community and well-grounded discipleship.
Based in sunny Nelson, BTC offers courses in
association with Laidlaw College.
For further information contact
Sue Patterson ph. 548 8785
Home study a satisfying option
At the age of 50, Adele Hickford discovered
art school The Learning Connexion's part-
time, study from home option. "The flexibility
of learning delivery caught my attention.
Because I work full-time, I knew the 'study
from home' option would suit me."
None of this would be possible without the
support of Adele's mentors. One-on-one
interactions via the internet and phone mean
that Adele has constant advice and feedback.
"The tutors are great. While all are committed
to providing a good grounding in art methods,
different tutors have different styles, and
that opens up creative possibilities. They all
encourage you to learn, to be self-directed, to
keep at it, and to follow the creativity within."
With work ranging from aerial photography,
to eclectic abstract expressionism. Adele has
made leaps and bounds since beginning her
art programme five years ago. By working
from home, the room for freedom with
regards to time leaves lots of headspace for
her creativity. "A combination of distance-
learning and on-site classes provides the
springboard for my creativity."
On occasion, Adele comes on-site to the
campus, enjoying its specialised facilities and
chatting with other artists and students. The
Learning Connexion offers weekend, evening
and block classes, which Adele has free access
to. "The campus has great facilities for a range
of art including printmaking, life drawing,
photography, painting, sculpture and jewellery."
To request a free prospectus contact The
Learning Connexion on 0800 278 769 or visit
Study theology in Nelson
Bishopdale Theological College was founded
in 1868 and re-established in 2008 offering
quality theological education to the Top of the
South, in partnership with Laidlaw College.
What does "theological" mean? Theology
means talking about God in relation to life ...
wrestling with questions such as: Who is God?
How does God communicate with us? What is
God doing? Can God be trusted? What does it
mean to follow God?
Also learn to read the Bible in Hebrew & Greek.
These are the big questions of life, and now
you can engage with others in a community
context to explore these and other questions
right here in Nelson. Bishopdale Theological
College offers Laidlaw College (NZQA
approved) papers at diploma, graduate
diploma, and degree level, all of which can
also be taken as stand-alone papers.
In conjunction with the Anglican Diocese
of Nelson, Bishopdale Theological College
is also offering "Equip" ministry training
for those interested in various aspects of
Christian ministry. Again, courses can be taken
individually or people can work towards a
ministry certificate (non-NZQA) over three years.
If you want to think more about the big
questions of life and how to live out your
faith, then Bishopdale Theological College
has attractive study options for you. It has
access to the best resources possible and
highly qualified staff, all within a friendly and
engaging community atmosphere.
To learn more, visit www.bishopdale.ac.nz
Headed for success: The Barbican Training Centre offers practical training programmes for
business owners, staff and individuals looking to get ahead.
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