Funding from Community Learning West

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I hope you can help with publicising our next round of funding for community learning. This is for the next academic year 22-23 and the deadline for applications is Friday 13 May. The Community Learning Teams in Bristol and North Somerset (Community Learning West) are making funding available to learning providers wishing to deliver community […]

Sector Qualifications

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If you know what job you want, a lot of colleges and training organisations will offer free or low-cost qualifications directly relating to your career path. They could even provide free occupational certification such as SIA licences for security work and CSCS cards for construction. You can learn useful practical information for example, hospitality and […]

Work Experience

If you don’t have a lot of experience of a workplace or a new workplace, one way of feeling more confident is to get that experience. Even if it isn’t exactly the same role as you are looking for, it’s a great way to improve your transferable skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership. There […]

Starting a Business

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If you’d like to start a business there are support organisations in Bristol and the West of England that can help. You might need help working out what your business should be, refining it with an expert, making a business plan and accessing specific support like legal or finance. From the beginning to existing businesses […]


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Apprenticeships are jobs, with all the benefits – pay, holiday, sick pay, and they have the addition of training alongside your work in a work-related qualification. You can either be employed in a new job as an apprentice, or you can gain extra skills in your existing role by enrolling on an apprenticeship when already […]

Employability Support

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Employability is all about the skills which can help you get a job. That’s things like finding jobs to apply for, writing a CV, how to fill in an application form and ways you can do well at interviews. Here is a free online course which will encourage you to think about how to build […]

Basic Skills

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Know your skills! It’s important to know that you have skills. Employers might talk about them in a different way to how you recognise them. Identify your skills You can find out more about yourself and how you can talk and write about your transferable skills with online resources and quizzes: Lifepilot : Jobs by […]

Good Habits

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When you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to keep organised and get into good habits around your research and job applications to avoid unnecessary stress. Mind and Body Try and do some sort of exercise each day, even if it’s just a short walk or some exercise in your home. You can […]