Qualifications & Skills for Employment

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Funding Support

  • 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

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Access to Higher Education

An Access to Higher Education course is a different way of getting to university. We all take different paths in life and it is never too late to make a change, achieve your goals and reach your potential.

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Accounting (AAT)

We offer foundation courses that will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles to advanced courses where you can achieve the AAT Accounting Qualification.

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Beauty & Complementary Therapies

Learn the skills needed to start a new and exciting career in Beauty & Complementary Therapies. Gain professional salon experience, practise on real-life clients and learn innovative techniques. Funding for these courses could be available.

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Business & Management

We offer an extensive range of business & management courses, from level 2 qualifications in team leading, customer service, and lean organisation management, to helping you run and market your business efficiently.

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Career & Employability Skills

Learn the skills to inspire, empower and get the job you’ve always wanted.

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Our counselling courses will give you the skills needed to pursue a professional career. We offer courses at varying locations across Essex, including; Counselling Skills Introduction, Level 2, and Level 3.

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Creative Qualifications

Creative Qualifications

We offer a comprehensive range of accredited creative courses. Discovering new and exciting skills whilst exploring your creative side and sharing inspirational moments with others.

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Early Years & Education

This is a knowledge based qualification that can be accessed by a wide range of candidates not yet involved in working or volunteering in school. It is therefore a valuable opportunity for individuals considering learning support in schools as a career choice.

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English & Maths

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.

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English for Speakers of Other Langauges (ESOL)

These courses will help you to settle in the UK, gain employment, progress onto other training courses or just be more confident in communicating with other people.

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European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the world’s number one IT user qualification. This course covers Word processing, Excel (spreadsheets), Powerpoint (presentations) in addition to a unit on improving productivity in IT.

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Whether it’s to help your children with their homework, to feel more confident with day-to-day tasks or to get the job you are after, we have a course at a level that will suit you. We offer a range of e-learningdistance learningintensive and fast-track courses for you to choose from.

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Hairdressing & Barbering

Learn the skills needed to start a new and exciting career in hairdressing & barbering. Our courses take place in working salons within our centres. Whilst learning new skills, you will be introduced to the importance of customer service, client interaction and how to run a successful professional salon.

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Health, Medical & Care

Whatever your ambitions within the Health, Medical and Care Sector, start fulfilling them by taking your next step with a course from our extensive range of provision.

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Running Your Own Business Online

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