Employability

Are you a jobseeker looking to improve your employability skills? We have a range of employability courses including CV and interview courses, money management, introduction into self-employment and searching for your next job.

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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  • AAT Award in Bookkeeping L1
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to work in the world of business particularly the accountancy sector. It provides learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments which require bookkeeping. You may choose that you want to work for an organisation, or become a self-employed bookkeeper once fully qualified.

    The course will cover a wide range of subject areas to give you a great insight into bookkeeping. This will enable you to learn new skills or upskill your current skills and qualities.

    You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out bookkeeping techniques such as understanding bookkeeping transactions including income, expenditure, profit and loss. You will also explore the software associated with bookkeeping.

    Once you have completed your first level qualification and complete further qualifications you can apply for an adult apprentice, or go into employment. There are currently around 30,000 jobs in the North West related to financial accountancy with the average salary averaging £32K once qualified.

    Whilst you are qualifying, you could expect to earn around £13 per hour.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      TUE - 17/09/2024
      18:00 to 20:30
      12 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £156.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to work in the world of business particularly the accountancy sector. It provides learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments which require bookkeeping. You may choose that you want to work for an organisation, or become a self-employed bookkeeper once fully qualified. The course will cover a wide range of subject areas to give you a great insig...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      TUE - 16/04/2024
      17:30 to 20:30
      12 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Award in Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This 1 day accredited course is designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It will enable learners to act as an appointed person, take charge of the First Aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment, calling for the Emergency Services and confidently dealing with specific first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities. Learners will complete practical assessments and a final multiple-choice theory paper to demonstrate competency, knowledge and skills in emergency first aid.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      FRI - 04/10/2024
      09:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £47.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Event Planning L2 (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This course is aimed at people who want to go into the event management industry or want to set up an event malmanagement company of their own. It can also support people who wish to simply learn how an event is set up and ran as well as evaluated. This is an excellent opportunity to gain an accredited level 2 qualification as well as access to an award-winning online e-learning platform.

    You are able to learn at your own pace yet have the support from qualified teachers.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Principles of Customer Service L2 (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This course is designed to enable people to gain an overall view of customer service. It will provide you with the skills required by employers to work in a wide range of job roles. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out customer service related tasks such as how to manage information and even support events. This is a good all round customer service qualification which will help you gain the basics to support your CV applications across a huge sector of employment opportunities.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Comparing Costs through Price Comparison
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course has been specifically designed to support people navigating online price comparisons in order to save money and get the best deals on the market. Using basic maths, you will be able to make calculations based on the different deals you can find online. The course runs for 3 hours. Funded By DFE Logo
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Mazuma Stadium Morecambe Football Club
      THU - 28/03/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Conflict Resolution
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course has been specifically designed to support volunteers, both new and experienced, to develop and gain confidence when dealing with conflict. You will explore your own attitudes to conflict and analyse how your own reactions have an impact on how you deal with situations. You will gain an insight into the reasons why conflict occurs and look at some real-life examples of conflict. You will practise writing ‘I statements’ and discover various techniques to keep calm and focussed wh...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Cornerstone
      WED - 17/07/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Into Working in Schools and Colleges
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course will develop learner’s knowledge and skills required to work with children, by exploring vocational pathways and identifying further educational opportunities aligned to either working in schools or colleges. This is a
    knowledge-based, short qualification, so learners do not need to be working in a school or college, or undertake practical placements to achieve this qualification. It will help learners start on the right path and progress towards
    employment in their chosen area.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Sahara in Preston Ltd
      MON - 09/09/2024
      12:30 to 15:00
      4 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Whitefield Infant School & Nursery Unit
      THU - 12/09/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Started with: Microsoft Powerpoint
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    After enrolment you will be given details to access our Moodle platform. This is not an automated response; you will be emailed by one of our tutors within seven days of enrolment** This is a self direct learning course through our online learning platform Moodle. Tutor support is avilable via email. You will complete tasks and activities on Moodle and progress to the following week. You will need to have access to the internet and the Microsoft Office PowerPoint package to complete this course.

    This online course is designed to introduce you to Microsoft PowerPoint and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to be able to create a professional looking slide show presentation. It will provide you with the foundation skills needed to progress onto more digital courses. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life.

    The course is accessible using our online Learning Portal – Moodle.

    You will be required to read and complete some pre-course documentation in order to access the full course.

    If learners want to development further skills, they will be signposted to other courses.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      17/09/2024
      02:00 to 04:00
      5 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Started with: Microsoft Excel
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    After enrolment you will be given details to access our Moodle platform. This is not an automated response; you will be emailed by one of our tutors within seven days of enrolment** You will need to have access to the internet and the Microsoft Office Excel package to complete this course. This online course is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Excel and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to be able to create a spreadsheet incorporating basic formulas. It will provide you with the foundation skills needed to progress onto more advanced Excel courses. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life. The course is accessible using our online Learning Portal - Moodle You will be required to read and complete some pre-course documentation in order to access the full course. If learners want to develop further skills, they will be signposted to other courses
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      18/09/2024
      02:00 to 04:00
      5 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Health & Safety in Construction Programme (Includes CITB Test and CSCS Card)
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course is aimed at individuals who require a CSCS labouring card to get a job within the Construction Industry, but don’t currently have the required qualifications. On successful completion of the course you will gain two accredited certificates and a score report: - AIM Qualifications - Suite of Vocational Pathways Qualifications (AIMVOCs) in Construction and Building – Extended Award Level 1 - AIM Qualifications - Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1 - CITB Healt...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 14/05/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 16/07/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Health and Safety in Construction (CSCS) L1
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course is aimed at individuals who require a CSCS labouring card to get a job within the Construction Industry, but don’t currently have the required qualifications.

    On successful completion of the course you will gain two accredited certificates and a score report:
    - AIM Qualifications - Suite of Vocational Pathways Qualifications (AIMVOCs) in Construction and Building – Extended Award Level 1
    - AIM Qualifications - Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1
    - CITB Health, Safety and Environment Score Report
    Once you have achieved all assessments, we can then apply for your CSCS labouring card.

    The course is fully funded for learners who are 19+, unemployed, looking for employment and claiming a benefit (evidence required). Funding is also available if you are working but earning less than £20, 319 (evidence required).
    If you are not eligible for funding at this time, we can talk to you about different options. Please call 01254354423 and speak to Richard Dwyer.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 01/08/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 10/09/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 17/09/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 01/10/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 15/10/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 22/10/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 12/11/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 26/11/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 10/12/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £203.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This Course is designed to provide the required nationally recognised accredited award in catering at Level 2 for anyone who is involved in the preparation and provision of food to the general public.

    The course content will highlight learner’s legal responsibilities, identifying risks to produce through a detailed examination of cross-contamination, cooking, chilling and cleaning practices.

    All learners will undertake an assessment under exam condition, which if successful will result in them gaining the award which in turn can be utilised to maintain or gain employment in the food industry.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      FRI - 11/10/2024
      09:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £47.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This course is aimed at people who want to further increase their knowledge or learn a brand-new subject. It will consider different areas of Equality and Diversity that they would then be able to relate into their everyday lives. This could help with upskilling and enhancing their career prospects in the future. This can be applied to both voluntary and employment opportunities, this course is accessible for all. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Railway Maintenance Diploma
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    During the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of rail track maintenance that you need to obtain a successful career on the rail. The course will introduce you to the typical operations and allow you to develop an extensive skill set to carry out various roles within the Rail Industry. You must book onto an Information and Advice Session prior to starting the course. Also Included in The Course • City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance • City & Guilds L...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 20/05/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: £1995.00
    • Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 03/06/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £1995.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Railway Maintenance IAG - Lancaster Online
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 29/07/2024
      15:00 to 16:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 31/07/2024
      10:00 to 11:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Railway Maintenance IAG Preston - In Person
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    During the in-person IAG session at Preston, you will meet College staff.

    We will provide all the information you need to decide about the Railway Maintenance training opportunity we offer and the type of work available in the industry. This will be a good opportunity for you to check if the Rail Industry is an environment you want to work in and whether you can commit to the training schedule.

    We will ensure that you are suitable for the programme, are able to access funding and you will undertake an English assessment whilst here to ensure you are prepared for the demands of the NVQ Level 2 course.

    We will cover ID requirements and information regarding the Drug and Alcohol Medical screening that takes place on the programme.

    Please attend the IAG session at your given timeslot. Cotton Court, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BY
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
      MON - 15/07/2024
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
      MON - 15/07/2024
      13:30 to 15:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Reducing Bills through Energy Efficiency
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course has been specifically designed to support people who are worried about energy use in the home and want to know more about keeping on top of their bills as well as money saving ideas. It also includes information about staying safe whilst trying to maximise energy saving. Using basic maths, you will be able to calculate how much your current energy usage is costing you as well calculations to maximise savings. You will be able to upskill basic -, x and +. The course runs for 3 hour...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Mazuma Stadium Morecambe Football Club
      THU - 14/03/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Travelling with confidence
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This course has been specifically designed to support your travel journey and try to reduce some of the stress. The holiday season is upon us and many of us are heading overseas to chase some quality time with our friends and family or even a solo traveller.

    Our expert teacher has over 20 year’s experience in the airline industry and is here to bring some hints and tips to make your journey as stress free as possible. You will also have the chance to ask some of your burning travel questions.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/07/2024
      18:00 to 20:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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