Welfare to Work

We love helping people get back into work.

Employability Training

We aim to make the future brighter for our learners. We will not only support them through qualifications that can help them onto a career path, but also ensure that they are prepared for the workplace with the relevant skills and attributes, making them EMPLOYABLE.

Current unemployment stands at 4.8% (December 2016).

Unemployment affects people in all aspects of their life and can be demoralising and stressful.

The Government run schemes that aim to give people the skills and tools they need to find work. But many of these schemes miss the point and don’t address the real issues behind the problem. Because, after all, it’s never just skills and training that hold them back.

Factors like:

  • Low self confidence
  • Poor self belief
  • Bad experiences in life and education
  • Negative attitudes

  • These barriers are stopping people from getting the work they so desperately need.

    The Workskills course is built on helping people rebuild that part of their lives. It comes from endless consultation with providers and students to ensure it works for each individual, through flexible and unit-based learning.

    This toolkit, created by Edexcel, provides more than just core skills, training and qualifications. It also aims to empower and change the: attitudes, habits, thoughts and behaviours of everyone on the course. Sometimes, even the instructors themselves.

    If you’d like more information on the course, the curriculum, or how we can help you answer the employability question, please get in touch.

    Next Steps Course

    We’re always looking for ways to ensure we can help everyone and fill the gaps where our current courses don’t deliver for everyone.

    Our Next Steps Course is the perfect fit for those people who are looking to get back into employment but the standard Work Skills course doesn’t work for.

    We understand that some people, for whatever reason, have been out of employment for a long time. These people need tailored support to allow them to grow to be in a place that they can engage in the labour market and return to work.

    This programme is a gentle reintroduction to the world of work. We want to help to develop individuals to the point where they want to get back into the workplace – a development that doesn’t necessarily mean 40 hours a week straight away!

    We cover topics such as improving self-esteem, developing confidence, exploring what vocations are out there, transferable skills, applying for work and work-life balance.

    Recognising personal values is at the heart of this course. We deliver the programme over seven days with reduces hours to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. There is no pressure.

    The Next Steps Course has previously been successfully delivered to candidates with extensive barriers to work such as anxiety, depression, substance dependency, alcohol addiction, domestic abuse victims, agoraphobics and those suffering from rock bottom self esteem.

    We pride ourselves on understanding our learners needs and delivering courses that not only meet those needs but do so at a pace that works for them.

    BTEC L1 Certificate In Construction & IOSH Working Safely Certificate

    Designed to help learners understand the different aspects of the construction industry, this qualification allows you to gain some of the knowledge and practical skills required to work successfully within it. It offers a great foundation for a career in construction and a industry-wide recognised accreditation for a career in the sector.

    The BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction provides you with a general introduction to the construction industry and gives a great overview of the sector and the employment prospects it has to offer.

    The IOSH Working Safely Certificate provides the knowledge and tools required to work safely whist also gaining an internationally recognised and respected certification that delivers health, safety and environmental basics covered in a single programme.

    Who is this qualification for?

    As it provides an introduction to some of the key themes within the construction sector, this SFA funded qualification enables you to develop and apply your knowledge whilst also acquiring a range of relevant practical, communication and technical construction-related skills.

    Units covered in this qualification

  • Working towards goals
  • Working as part of a team
  • Starting work in construction
  • H&S welfare in construction
  • Preparing for an interview

  • Eligibility
  • Age: 19 years +
  • Must be in receipt of some form of benefit

  • Course Duration

    In total the course runs for 7 days with the final day used to practice for the CSCS card test. Booking of test will be at a time and date of your choice.

    Retail Route Way read more

    The Retail Route Way is tailored to a career in this sector. Level 1 Award in Retail Knowledge and Level 1 Award in Workskills 4 days Workskills 1 covering the following topics:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Searching and applying for jobs
  • Interview techniques

  • 3 Days Retail covering the following topics:
  • Understanding the business of retail
  • Understanding customer service
  • Understanding the retail process
  • Understanding how individuals and teams contribute to the effectiveness of a retail business.

  • Eligibility:
  • Aged 19 years +
  • In receipt of some form of benefit
  • Not previously completed a L1 in work skills

  • Our style of delivery is very relaxed and informal. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and fun learning environment. All tea and coffee will be provided.


    Courses delivered in and around the Greater Manchester area and will run from 9.30am till 3.30pm.

    European Union Social Fund