Get Back into Work

Learn the skills to inspire and empower you to get the job you’ve always wanted. The majority of courses are delivered online and are fully funded.

Funding Support

  • Personal development opportunities and Level 1 courses could be free
  • If you are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary – your level 2 course could be free
  • If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a full level 3 qualification – your level 3 course could be free
  • If you are aged 24+ and wish to undertake a course at level 3 or above you could take out a 19+ learning loan. You’ll only repay when your income is over £511 a week or £2,214 a month
  • If your household income is less than £30k per annum you could receive support to help with associated learning costs e.g. books, travel, childcare, laptop and wifi

For more information, please see Funding Support

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Fast-track Workshops

Fast-track workshops for those who need to gain skills within a short space of time.

Are you looking to improve your employment prospects to get back into work or move into a new job opportunity? Learn at your own pace completing this course over three days or three weeks. You can also choose from a range of topics that you feel would benefit you most.

Duration: 1-3 lessons over 1 week(s) (1:30 hours per lesson)

1: How do I get a job in a changing world?

  • Facts on Essex
  • What’s your  USP (Unique Selling Point)
  • Transferable skills – how to identify your transferable skills/ life experience
  • Job searches

2: Get to grips with modern recruitment practices

  • Digital Presentation skills
  • CV Preparation
  • Using Social Media
  • Digital presence
  • Digital interviews
  • Courses ; personal development

3: Now let’s get the job

  • Making CV and application form stand out in digital age.
  • Applying via Social Media Channels
  • Writing a killer intro/ speculative email
  • Online presentation
  • Dealing with feedback

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Job Skills

Courses for those who are interesting in improving their skills and understanding in particular areas when seeking employment.

These courses support you to be successful when searching, applying and interviewing for a job in a digital world. Courses are taught online via a LIVE webinar with interactive activities. You will also achieve a qualification and build a portfolio.

The Virtual Me

Duration: 3 lessons over 3 week(s) (4 hours per lesson)

Need to make a good impression while job hunting and being interviewed online? This course will help you standout from the crowd by recording a digital CV, write a blog and using social media to show your aims and aspiration.

Proactive Job Searching

Duration: 1 lesson over 1 week (3 hours per lesson)

Are you spending lots of time searching for a job online? With this course we will help you to streamline your efforts and learn to job hunt efficiently.

Applying for Jobs

Duration: 2 lessons over 1 week(s) (3 hours per lesson)

Do you feel that your job applications aren’t hitting the mark? Develop a creative approach by making your application appealing.

Interview Skills

Duration: 1 lessons over 1 week(s) (3 hours per lesson)

This workshop is designed to give you a better understanding of interviews and the various assessment activities that could be used. We will help you to make a good first impression, act confidently and be prepared at interviews.

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Being the Best You

Courses for those who need additional support with resilience, confidence and motivation.

We are here to support your wellbeing and give you the tools you need to help you succeed.

Application Rejections And Resilience

This workshop will provide you with tools to keep you resilient and help you flip around negatives into opportunities for development.

Dealing Positively With Redundancy

This two-part course is designed to help you manage the emotional impact of redundancy more effectively. It aims to help you develop a mind-set that will allow you to reframe and take a new look at the opportunities for personal growth within the crisis of redundancy.

Building Confidence

Self-confidence is about having faith in yourself and this workshop is designed to support you in developing your self-confidence so that you can build your self-esteem and be prepared to meet new people, overcome nerves, increase public speaking skills and have a more positive attitude towards your personal and professional growth.

Managing your Resilience

This session is designed for people interested in learning the techniques to deal with resilience firstly on a personal level, for those looking for employment and for those who would like to develop their current skills and knowledge and learn how to manage resilience more effectively

Stepping Up Your Motivation

This two-part course will provide an opportunity to identify your own blocks to motivation in different aspects of your life, especially when looking for employment opportunities.

Upgrade Yourself!

This two-part course provides you with the opportunity to take a step back and work on improving your self-esteem and self-belief during times of uncertainty and challenge.

Your New Vision In Career Or Life

This two-part inspirational workshop will guide you through a process to gain greater clarity and greater sense of control over shaping your new future in a way that is meaningful to you delivered by an expert Life Coach.

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This Is Your Year

This course will help you start your year the best way possible, inspiring you to harness skills to gain employment.

Duration: 20 lessons over 10 week(s) (2:30 hours per lesson)

An opportunity to be in control of shaping your employment choices so that 2021 is your year. This is not just a course looking at employability skills but allowing you the chance to harness the skills you already have, develop others and realise your true potential. A new programme to empower individuals to build their skills and knowledge to enhance lifeskills and life chances.

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Qualifications & Skills for Employment

Don’t put your dreams on hold! We have adapted our courses to be delivered online and in centres. We have a wide range of qualifications to choose from that will help you gain employment or progress onto further education.

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English & Maths Intensive

English and maths plays a vital part in our daily lives. Whether applying for a job, helping children with their homework or just reading a newspaper or online article. Our free* English and maths courses will help to blow away the cobwebs, improve your confidence and gain a qualification. 

  • learn in the classroom or online
  • work in small groups
  • free* if you do not already have a qualification at levels 1 and 2
  • experienced tutors – there to help you

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Digital/IT Skills

Our Digital Skills courses are great for those looking to navigate the online world, improve work and technical skills, and get the guidance you need to feel more comfortable on your device. We offer courses for complete beginners to accredited courses in which you can gain qualifications you need to progress in your career.

  • Delivered at centres or online with tutor support
  • Access to Virtual Learning Environment with a range of excellent resources and guidance
  • The following courses could be fully funded
  • No previous experience needed
  • First class tutors and resources

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We offer apprenticeships at levels 2 through to 5 in a range of sectors. Programmes are suitable if you’re leaving school or college, looking for a change of career or already in work but requiring new skills to support a promotion or change of job role.

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Get in touch

If there is any particular support you are looking for, please let us know. Your feedback and suggestions help us to improve our current selection of courses to support people in our communities.

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