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Employability Skills Programme

Helping local people find local jobs

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Personalised support to help you upskill

We offer a range of free, short courses for people who are unemployed or claiming out of work benefits.

They are designed to provide the next step into job areas such as administration, hospitality, retail, construction, care and more.

They are teamed with a separate employability qualification during which time you can set personal goals and boost your confidence around your existing skills and abilities.

All courses are part time, last for about six weeks, and run throughout the year.

You will gain a qualification from attending.

Benefits of working with our team

Benefits of working with our team

  • • Personal support

    Supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable advisers will get to know you and support you throughout your journey

  • • Strong employer links

    Excellent relationships with a variety of local employers offering full and part-time roles across most sectors

  • • Tailored options

    We offer a wide mix of training courses and one-to-one sessions across a huge variety of subjects to meet your needs

How are the courses funded?

Courses are free for those claiming JSA, Work Related ESA and Universal Credit. We work in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and there should be no effect on your benefit claim if you attend a course, provided you let your work coach know.

If you are out of work and claim Council Tax Reduction, Income Support or Housing Benefit, the course may be free.

Contact Us

Contact Us

For more information, contact the team by calling 01946 839300 or send an email to