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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  • Get Into Working In an Early Years Setting
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This course will develop learner’s knowledge and skills required to work with children in an early years setting, by exploring vocational pathways and identifying further educational opportunities aligned to either working in childcare settings or schools. This is a knowledge-based qualification, so learners do not need to be undertaking 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
    • Online Course
      THU - 29/02/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = 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 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 - 16/04/2024
      12:30 to 16:00
      12 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • AAT Level 1 Award in Business Skills
    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 in a business associated with sales and purchases linked to business expenditure and income.

    The course will cover a wide range of subject areas to give you a great insight into the business sector. 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 administrative tasks such as how to manage information and supporting events as well as know how to apply their knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.

    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 Northwest 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.

    You can start your career by aiming for some of the following job roles -

    Business administration

    Working in an office

    Becoming an admin assistant

    And many more!
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      WED - 17/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      12 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Bitesize Mentoring L1
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This programme is aimed to support learners wishing to work in a mentoring role, in a range of areas from schools, colleges, to drug or alcohol rehabilitation services, and domestic abuse support.

    The programme has been devised as a basic general introduction to the topics identified with progression to Level 1 then on to Level 2 for more in-depth learning of the role of a mentor, skills required, agreements, support and how to conduct a mentor meeting 
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 26/02/2024
      13:30 to 16:30
      2 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 29/02/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      2 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Business Administration Level 2
    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. It will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments in a business administration role.

    The course will cover a wide range of subject areas to give you a great insight into the business sector. 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 administrative tasks such as how to manage information and supporting events as well as know how to apply their knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 18/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      9 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = 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.

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    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Mazuma Stadium Morecambe Football Club
      THU - 28/03/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Confidence & Resilience Training
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This programme is aimed to support people who require confidence building, motivation and assistance in building resilience and assertiveness. This could be to either get back into work, or even support someone who wants to get back into the community.

    By undertaking this course you will work through several areas of activities and motivational lessons from our teachers who will aid and support you at becoming the best you.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 13/03/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Health and Safety In Construction Programme
    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.

    This course is in preparation for three assessments.
    On successful completion of the course you will gain two accredited certificates.

    • AIM Awards Suite of Vocational Pathways Qualifications (AIMVOCs) in Construction and Building - Extended Award Level 1
    • Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.

    If you also pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test you will then receive a print off which states you passed and your CITB registration number. Once you have passed all tests, we can then apply for your CSCS labouring card.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 06/02/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      TUE - 20/02/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 05/03/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 12/03/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 02/04/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      TUE - 16/04/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 30/04/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 04/06/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 25/06/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 16/07/2024
      09:30 to 15:15
      1 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Digital Marketing (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    The TQUK Level 2 Digital Marketing course is ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of Digital Marketing. The programme is designed for those who desire to form a foundation due to little or no previous digital marketing experience.

    Learn the basics of marketing strategy including social media, Email and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) as part of marketing campaigns.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = 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
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Event Planning (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:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This course is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to work in the world of business. It will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments in a business administration role.

    The course will cover a wide range of subject areas to give you a great insight into the business sector. 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 administrative tasks such as how to manage

    information and supporting events as well as know how to apply their knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.

    There are currently around 18,500jobs in the North West related to business administration with the average salary ranging from £13.39 to £15.50 per hour. Average salary within this sector can be up £25K per year.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (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:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This course is aimed at people who want to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of team leading. This can support them to progress onto other qualifications, employment or apprenticeships in any sector. It is a great professional development.

    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:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability (EQUAL)
    Employability
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online

    The purpose of the qualification is to develop learner's knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relating to environmental sustainability including control of global warming, reducing carbon emissions, alternative energy sources, conservation, environmental monitoring and energy management. The qualification is most relevant to those already in employment and is applicable across sectors. It forms part of a wide-ranging strategy of business improvement and lean management.

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Peer Support
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This programme provides an overview of path of peer support. You will learn the different types of support and the benefits of peer support in the community, in the wok place or even at home. You will see how shared experiences can support not only yourself, but also allow a space for others to re-join. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 18/03/2024
      13:30 to 16:30
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Prepare to Learn - Building confidence and resilience
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This programme aims to build confidence and prepare learners for first steps back into education and study.

    During the course learners will reflect on their key skills and areas for development and devise an action plan to support them in reaching their education and employment goals. Key skills will be embedded within the learning including ICT, teamworking, time management and communication.

    This course is a great way of taking first steps into adult education.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      TUE - 07/05/2024
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £25.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Railway Maintenance IAG
    Employability
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    During the IAG session, you will meet College staff and the Railway Programme Tutor. 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. We will ensure that you are suitable for the programme, are able to access funding and you will undertake an English and Maths assessment whilst here to ensure you are prepared for the demands of the NVQ Level 2 course. We will cover ID requir...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      WED - 21/02/2024
      17:30 to 19:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Railway Maintenance Level 2 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 Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge
    • Full set of Network Rail Approved PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
    • Network Rail Approved Medical - Mandatory that this is attended and passed or won't progress on the course - Necessary for PTS
    • Network Rail Approved Drugs & Alcohol Screening - Mandatory that this is attended and passed or won't progress on the course - Necessary for PTS
    • Sponsorship paperwork including ID and right-to-work documentation - Necessary for PTS.
    • E-Learning - Sent from your sponsor - Mandatory that this is completed and passed by the deadline of your PTS training
    • Small Plant Training.
    • Basic Hand Tools Training.
    • First Aid and Manual Handling.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 12/02/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £1995.00
    • Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 26/02/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £1995.00
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 02/04/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £1995.00
    • Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 15/04/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £1995.00
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 20/05/2024
      09:30 to 16:00
      6 week course
      20 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?
  • 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 hours.

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    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Mazuma Stadium Morecambe Football Club
      THU - 14/03/2024
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Using Social Marketing for Business - Level 2 Award
    Employability
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 07/03/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
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