Training & development
There are lots of training opportunities available for people looking for work or to up-skill in a wide range of areas.
Adult community learning
Bath College provides Adult Community Learning training courses in English, maths and also runs job clubs. Job clubs offer tutor-led support in:
- Active job searching, latest vacancies help
- Improve communication skills and goal-setting
- Assistance with application forms (including online)
- Interview preparation and practice
- Computer skills for work
Bath College can now offer these courses at their Somer Valley campus in Radstock. For a list of current and upcoming courses visit Bath College's website.
Leard Direct across the South West can offer free courses if you're claiming some kind of unemployment benefit. These courses can help you develop the essential skills that employers are looking for. The timings of the courses are flexible and Learn Direct can help you to make this work around your lifestyle:
- ICT (ECDL Level 1 & 2)
- Customer service
- Confidence and motivation
- Employability skills
- Business administration
Sector-Based Work Academies
The Sector-Based Work Academies scheme offers a
Anyone completing a placement is given a guaranteed job interview with the
Placements can last up to six weeks, typically divided between some classroom training and on-the-job experience.
LifeWorks is a fully funded five-day course run by Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) in different locations across the UK. It's designed to equip ex-armed forces personnel with the tools they need to get into and maintain a
For more information contact 0800 319 6844 or go to the RBLI's website.