Adult Short Courses

Kick Start Your Career Change!

 

 

A great way to kick-start a change of career or something to improve your chances of getting that next promotion. We have a wide range of outstanding part-time courses, full-time and flexible courses which are especially designed for adults (aged 19 and over).

 

Stand out from the rest……..You’re never too old to learn and to undertake some new training! Why not boost your self-esteem, learn new skills, make new friends and take on a new challenge whilst gaining a national recognised qualification. Study Anytime, Anywhere!

If the thought of scheduled classes fills you with dread why not look at our Flexible, Online and Distance Learning options.  We offer a great range of industry courses from absolute beginners through to specialist expert training programmes.

Upskill Training Courses

Level 1 Certificate in

IT User Skills

Overview

This learning programme will help to enhance an individual’s practical ability when using a variety of different computer software, including one of the most commonly used software packages, Microsoft Office. The use and operation of other key pieces of software and applications such as web browsers and email systems are also covered as part of this training.

 

Each learning activity is tailored to meet the requirements of what employers are looking for, particularly in the Business Administration sector or job roles where IT skills are essential to perform tasks and duties. It also includes employability based activities, giving you the best chance of reaching your employment goals!

 

What You’ll Cover

    • Improving Productivity Using I.T
    • Using Email
    • Using Internet
    • Word Processing

Level 1 Certificate in

Occupational Studies

Overview

This learning programme is a fun and engaging way to develop those key employability skills that will help set you apart from other job candidates.

 

It contains a mixture of both theoretical and practical activities that help to stimulate and build interpersonal skills, such as confidence, teamwork and communication.

 

The provision also contains aspects of customer service, making it perfect for those wanting to start a career within Retail, or simply those looking to take that next step towards vital up-skilling.

 

What You’ll Cover

  • Problem Solving at Work
  • Working in a Team
  • Time Management
  • Developing Customer Service Skills
  • Understanding Customer Service in the Retail Sector
  • Improving Own Learning & Performance

Level 1 Certificate in

Well-Being

Overview

This learning programme is an insightful and interesting journey into one of the most important topics of current time – Mental Health.

 

We explore a variety of topics that can impact emotional, physical and psychological health, and what can be done to reduce the stigma attached of each.

 

The provision is perfect for individuals passionate about the mental health sector, as well as those looking to start a career within the counselling sector.

 

 

What You’ll Cover

  • Stress & Stress Management
  • Developing an Awareness of Mental Health
  • Introduction to Alcohol Awareness
  • Introduction into Healthy Eating & Drinking for Adults
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

Level 2 in

Business Improvement Techniques (BIT)

Overview

This qualification is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) which focuses on the knowledge and, where appropriate, the practical skills associated with lean business improvement.

 

This arrangement ensures that when the learner completes the qualification they will have gained some practical experience and expectation of some of the situations that they could face within the occupational sector in which it is being delivered.

 

What You’ll Cover

    • Statutory Regulations and organisational Safety requirements
    • Contributing to effective team working
    • Contributing to the application of workplace organisation techniques (5S)
    • Contributing to the application of continuous improvement techniques ( KAIZEN)
    • Contributing to the development of visual management systems
    • Contributing to the application of problem solving techniques

Level 2 in

Industrial Environmental Awareness

Overview

This VRQ will underpin the knowledge and understanding requirements of health and safety in an industrial environment.

 

It also covers communication in an industrial environment, working effectively in an industrial environment, working relationships in an industrial environment and rights and responsibilities in an industrial environment.

 

The Level 2 Award has been developed to support the key areas identified in the unit titles and offers many progression opportunities for learners.

 

What You’ll Cover

  • Understand health and safety in an industrial environment
  • Understand how to communicate in an industrial environment
  • Understand working effectively in an industrial environment
  • Understand working relationships in an industrial environment
  • Understand rights and responsibilities in an industrial environment
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New Sector Training Programmes

Customer Service Programme

Overview

The content of this provision will help to up-skill individuals in the growing industry of Retail and Customer Service.

The programme itself covers the main principles of Customer Service, including effective communication, the principles of customer service and practical training on implementing this in practical scenarios. Health & Safety training as well as key facets of employability will also be delivered.

 

Qualifications Included

 

  • Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service
  • Level 1 Award in Health & Safety

 

Warehousing Programme

Overview

This provision provides full training in relation to warehousing duties including key facets of health & safety, correct storage procedures, manual handling and logistics.

 

The duration is typically 2 weeks due to the amount of credits involved. Further training will also take place in relation to key employability skills and health and safety.

 

 

 

Qualifications Included

 

  • Level 1 Certificate in Warehousing & Storage
  • Level 1 Award in Health & Safety

Developing Key Skills

Overview

This provision provides the foundations for job opportunities in multiple growing sectors, including that of I.T, Digital and Customer Service indsutries.

 

This provision will also help to provide increases in confidence, and help to develop inter-personal skills needed as a requirement for many sectors – such as communication (written & verbal).

 

 

 

Qualifications Included

 

  • Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English
  • Level 1 Certificate in I.T User Skills

Health & Social Care Programme

Overview

This provision provides individuals with the knowledge needed to enter the care sector, whether it be private or public. Training would include the principles of care, administering it following correct protocols as well as safeguarding.

 

Incentives could also be offered upon completion of a paid DBS certificate, needed to enter the care sector.

 

Qualifications Included

 

  • Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Level 1 Award in Health & Safety

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