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Work Academy and Free Courses

Added: 01 October 2018

We offer free courses for people aged 19 years and over (before 31 August 2018) and in receipt of JSA, ESA or Universal Credit. Our courses lead to people achieving accredited qualification. We offer a fantastic learning environment for people to learn more, meet new people and take the right steps to finding work.

WORK ACADEMY- For anyone looking for Customer Advisor work, we continue to deliver a brilliant 3 week work academy for Sigma Financial Group. The next assessment date will be Tuesday 9th October at 10am from Matthew Boulton College. More details here. The job offers a £16,300 starting salary (17k after 3 month probation) and the opportunity for a full time, long term career in sales and finance. This is ideal for people who have a good telephone manner, good IT skills and the flexibility to work a variety of shifts (Mon-Sat 8am-10pm).

You can make a referral by calling us on 0121 362 1174 or apply online at

Here are the courses we currently have assessment dates for:

  • Retail Knowledge Level 1- Assessment on Tuesday 2nd October at 10am (opportunity for work experience at Debenhams)
  • Understanding Autism Level 2
  • Mental Health Level 2
  • Principles of Dementia Care Level 2
  • Equality & Diversity Level 2
  • Learning Disabilities Level 2
  • Understanding End of Life Care Level 2
  • Handling Medication Level 2
  • Customer Service Knowledge Level 2
  • Certificate in Care and Management of Diabetes Level 2  
  • Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection Level 2
  • Team Leading Knowledge Level 2
  • Nutrition and Health Level 2
  • Common Health Conditions Level 2
  • Principles of Care Planning Level 2
  • ESOL Speaking and Listening
  • Basic IT Skills for Job Searching- Assessment on Wednesday 3rd October at 10am
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Health and Safety at Work Level 2
  • Health and Social Care Level 1
  • Business Administration Level 1
  • Rail Engineering Level 2 (waiting on new IA date)
  • Fast Track English course
  • CSCS course
  • Carpentry Skills Level 1
  • Bricklaying Skills Level 1
  • Electrical Skills Level 1
  • Bridge into Construction- Women’s only Construction Training

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