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Training and upskilling

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Training and upskilling

The Prince’s Trust

Working with young people across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, we help 11 to 30-year-olds live, learn and earn through

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ONE FRONT DOOR

The One Front Door service will support you to enhance your skills, abilities and knowledge. We can help you to move forward by providing information around training, traineeships, apprenticeships or employment. 

We will help you to: 

  • build a tailored action plan to achieve your goals 
  • learn new, and update existing skills and experience 
  • increase your knowledge of the job market and vacancies 
  • get ‘work ready’ and support you to apply for jobs 

There are lots of other places you can get further support. Here is information about some of them.

COMMUNITY LEARNING

The Community Learning Team is part of the Bristol City Council’s Employment, Skills and Learning team. They set up courses for people with few or no qualifications, and for adults who are unemployed and experience multiple barriers to learning and work. They run a wide range of courses in a large number of venues across Bristol.

Many of their courses are free for those on any form of benefit and they run a wide range of courses in a large number of venues across Bristol (or can be completed online).

Visit the Community Learning Bristol website.

You can email the team at LCTinfo@bristol.gov.uk.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships are training programmes that combine on the job training and learning.

They also have an educational element, such a college programme, which awards a recognised qualification at the end of the course.

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for an apprenticeship.

Find out more:

ONLINE COURSES

FREE

Alison

Free Online Courses With Certificates & Diplomas.

The Restore Trust

Provides one-to-one employment support for unemployed people who require help to access training and employment opportunities.

The Skills Toolkit

Free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job.

Free Courses in England

All come with a nationally recognised qualification

Future Learn

Free and paid courses, 100% online with world class universities and industry experts.

OpenLearn

Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. Our courses are available to start right away.

West of England GROWTH Hub

They have a list of training courses for small and medium sized businesses offered by their partners.

PAID

Open University Distance and Online courses

Innovative teaching and qualifications respected by employers.

Coursera

Start, switch, or advance your career with more than 5,400 courses, Professional Certificates, and degrees from world-class universities and companies.

edX

edX empowers millions of learners to unlock their potential and become changemakers.

Udemy

As a global destination for online learning, we connect people through knowledge.

UWE Bristol Professional Short Courses

An A to Z of continuing professional development courses.

TIPS FROM ONE FRONT DOOR

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About Jobs Fairs

WHAT IS A JOBS FAIR? A jobs fair provides opportunities for jobseekers to meet with many employers at one event. Attendees can chat with recruiters

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Apprenticeships

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

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Basic Skills

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.

EDSQ and ICDL IT Skills Bristol

Details attached of Essential Digital Skills Qualification sessions at Malcolm X Centre, St Pauls and Beehive Centre, St George for November. Intro to ICDL Qualifications

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Employability Support

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