Vocational courses

Our range of employability courses will help you find a job, upskill you for your current role or help you re-train if you are looking for a new career. 

What's on offer?

Our employability courses include:

  • Childcare *
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools *
  • Special Educational Needs (SEND) *
  • Autism Awareness *
  • A range of beauty courses – nail technology, make-up and similar courses *
  • Complementary therapies *
  • Interpreting in the Community *
  • Volunteering *
All courses with * require a skills check - see 'How to apply' below.

How to apply

If you want to join any of the courses with a * you will need to complete a skills check first. This will help us to place you in the right class. 

Information and assessment days for courses starting in January 2023 are on:

  • Monday 9th January 2023
  • Tuesday 10th January 2023
  • Wednesday 11th January 2023
  • Thursday 12th January 2023

To book onto one of these days, complete the form below and select either 'Teaching Assistant', 'Early Years' or 'Special Educational' from the dropdown options.

Request a skills check

When you have submitted the form, a member of staff will contact you as soon as possible but please note that all our centres are closed between 23rd December 2022 and 3rd January 2023.  

Other courses for work

These one-day and three-day courses are advertised on our course list when each term starts:

  • Health and Safety for Work - one day
  • First Aid - one day
  • Paediatric First Aid - one day
  • Food Safety - one day
  • Preparing for Employment in the Hospitality Industry - three days
  • Preparing for Employment in the Health and Social Care Industry - three days