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We have a range of free short courses to support job seekers aged 19 and over
If you're aged 19 and over and are looking for a job or further training to move to the next level of your career, look no further. We have a range of short courses that will provide you with a qualification recognised by employers.
Whether you are looking to work as a door supervisor, a cleaner or in a school, or need to gain basic employability and digital skills, we have a course for you. See our full list of courses below.
Our short courses and training for jobs will ensure your staff are suitably qualified, motivated and ready to tackle the challenges of operating a successful business.
Training can be delivered to individuals or groups in the classroom, through an online / blended classroom model or via distance learning. We can also offer a bespoke service to employers based at their own premises.
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Adult Social Care
NCFE CACHE Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care Levels 1 & 2
The need for adult social care continues to rise at a time when the system supporting that care is significantly changing. Adult care workers need up-to-date training and guidance to enable them to provide good person-centred care.
This is an introductory course and covers training for job roles in the hospitality sector. It will help you to gain work in a wide range of positions within restaurants, hotels, hospitals and schools. It will also help you enter the catering industry.
This course is intended to prepare applicants for job roles in the Civil Service. This two-week programme takes candidates through the process step by step; at each stage explaining the rationale and requirements of each component.
Are you 19+ and want an introduction to potential careers in the construction industry? This course will help you learn about various trades, gain practical experience and see what the industry has to offer.
Learning key skills for the working environment is vital for improving confidence and communication skills to prepare for employment or a change in employment. This course will teach you the skills that are necessary for any working environment.
This course covers the knowledge needed to work in the Facilities Sector. This may include work within hospitals, offices, schools or hotels. You could be employed as a porter, caretaker or maintenance staff. It will help you to develop your employability.
This qualification will enable you to become a fully qualified gym instructor. You will gain a detailed understanding of the human body and phycial exercise. A flexible home learning approach with weekend practical elements undertaken in college.
This qualification will enable you to take your first step towards a career in the leisure industry. It includes an introduction to the role of a fitness instructor, along with a basic knowledge of what happens to the human body during physical exercise and exertion.
CIH is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our qualifications are informed by our engagement at all levels of the industry and the expert knowledge of our policy and practice teams.
Suitable for those who want to develop their use of ICT to become competent users of Microsoft Office. For anyone who has a basic level of IT skills and wants to gain more insight into the uses of computers in the wordplace.
This course is designed for people wishing to enter the industry who do not have a relevant qualification; or who are directly engaged within the sector. This includes: facilities management, cleaning, hospitality and catering.
The purpose of the course is to provide an employment pathway into the railway sector. You will gain a combination of health and safety skills and railway certification that can lead to a variety of employment opportunities.