Vocational and Employability Skills

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Courses and support to help you improve your chances of gaining employment in areas such as childcare, adult social care, business start ups and hospitality.

ACL Employability Skills & Training Advice

Get one to one information and advice on the skills needed for work and what ACL courses are available to support you into work. Sessions are delivered by a qualified career advisor at Finsbury Park and Barnsbury Job Centres. Sessions are by appointment only, contact Mariantha on 07811 043678 or go

VESAUJCP2309

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 16 places

13 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

12 weeks

Tue 09:30-16:00


Barnsbury JCP N1 0EX  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Award in Working with Children - L1

Interested in working with under 5's? This course covers a wide range of topics to prepare you for working in this sector.

VESAUNL2318

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 8 places

29 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Thu 10:00-13:00


North Library N7 6JX  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Basic Food Hygiene - Level 1

Understanding food hygiene is important for anyone working in the food industry. The course will cover topics such as food storage and the safe handling of food.

VESAUJCB2307

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 3 places

22 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

4 weeks

Thu 09:30-12:30


Barnsbury JCP N1 0EX  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Boost Your Interview Skills

This course will help you prepare better for that all important job interview. Learn how to answer questions, ask questions of your own, control your nerves and really sell yourself with confidence.

VESAUJCB2308

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 10 places

03 Nov 2022 (Autumn)

5 weeks

Thu 09:30-12:30


Barnsbury JCP N1 0EX  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Business Start-up & Enterprise (Online)

Starting your own business? As well as getting a qualification in Business Entreprise, this course will explore the implications of working for yourself and help you plan and prepare for the practicalities of launching a business.

VESAUVL2315

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 3 places

27 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

11 weeks

Tue Thu 13:30-15:00


ONLINE 

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Customer Service Level 1

Do you have what is takes to deal with customers effectively? On this course you will learn how to handle customers professionally and deal with complaints with confidence.

VESAUFS2306

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 2 places

20 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

11 weeks

Tue 13:00-16:00


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Employment Support Drop in

Get help writing your CV, searching for jobs, filling in application forms and interview tips. Also get information on courses to help you improve your skills and chances of gaining employment. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Contact Alison on 07808 879044 (Mondays) Colin on 07826 904 913 (Fridays).

VESAUFS2303

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 9 places

12 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

13 weeks

Mon 09:30-12:30 Fri 13:00-16:00


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Get one to one information advice and guidance from a qualifed advisor to help you move forward into work or further training. Sessions are by appointment only.

VESAUFS2305

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 18 places

13 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

13 weeks

Tue Fri 09:30-12:00


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Introduction to Business Start-up and Entrepreneurship (Online)

Are you thinking of starting your own business? This hands-on practical course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a great business. From building your initial idea to carrying out market research and great tips and advice from an experienced tutor.

VESAUVL2313

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 2 places

27 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

11 weeks

Tue Thu 10:00-12:30


ONLINE 

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Introduction to Working in Early Years & Childcare

This introductory course is for you if you are looking to work with children under 5. You will look at how play helps develop a child's health and well being and look at environments that promote inclusiveness and stimulating play.

VESAUFS2311

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 9 places

28 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Wed 13:00-16:00


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Introduction to Working in the Adult Social Care Sector - L1

Thinking about working in the Adult Social Care? Enrol on this course and learn about the different types of roles and responsibliites of people working in the sector.

VESAUFS2309

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 11 places

30 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Fri 09:30-12:00


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Level 1 Preparing to Work with Children in Schools

Understand the British school system and gain confidence in volunteering in a nursery or primary schools. Develop your skills in listening to children and creating activities to support children’s learning.

VESAUFS2317

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 5 places

20 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

11 weeks

Tue 10:00-13:00


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Level 1 Supporting Children in Nursery & Reception

Start the journey to gain qualifications for working with children under 5. Discover how children learn through play and take part in practical play activities.

VESAUFS2310

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 7 places

21 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

12 weeks

Wed 09:30-12:30


1st Steps Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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Volunteering in the Community: Skills for Independence & Employability

This accredited course will support learners with applying for volunteer positions within their local and wider community. The course also covers getting to know your local area, applying for jobs and courses, presenting yourself well and effective communication skills. Induction and enrolments Fri

VESAUAZ2301

Availability  This course requires you to follow an application process. 14 places

26 Sep 2022 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Mon Fri 13:30-16:30


Arsenal Learning Centre  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

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