Would you like to change your career but not sure where to start?

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership is offering FREE courses to help you gain new skills and qualifications. Courses are designed to fit around your existing work or family commitments and can help you build skills in construction, digital, manufacturing and engineering or TV production.

Each course has been designed in partnership with local businesses, giving you the skills needed by local employers.

You are eligible to apply if you are over the age of 18, employed and you live in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York districts.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: W/C 6 April 2020
Level: 2
Venue: Online learning

Course description: The course ‘Digital Data Analysis incorporating an introduction to coding’ recognises the importance of data analytics in the workplace. The course will work from a foundation of strong spreadsheet skills and develop confidence in developing functionality skills by using programming techniques.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements
  • Use tools and techniques to present format and publish spreadsheet information
  • Develop introductory programming techniques to manipulate data within the spreadsheet.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Kirklees College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates:  Monday 20–21 April.
Level: 2
Duration: Either two (five hour) days, or three evening sessions – a total of 10 hours learning
Venue: Engineering Centre, Turnbridge Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6AG
Course description: This course is for people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles in a routine maintenance situation. The course will develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system (not voltage components or systems).

The course will be made up of theory and practical sessions and could lead to the Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Wakefield College
Course venue: ASIC Centre Margaret Street, Wakefield
Start date: Mid March and mid April 2020
Course length: 2 weeks
Course level: 3
Course description: This course is aimed at people currently working in the sector looking to develop a knowledge on BIM or those working as tradespersons looking to gain a technical insight/skill.
Learners will gain knowledge of fundamental concepts associated with BIM; from knowledge of key terminology to the principles and standards associated with BIM implementation in the UK. They will develop an understanding of the drivers leading to BIM implementation, the barriers to success and the benefits that can be gained.

Learners will then be able to progress to Implementation of BIM, which provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to support decision making, to plan the introduction of BIM in an organisation, and learn about the implementation process.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Calderdale College
Industry: Digital
Dates: W/C Monday 23 March 2020
Level: 1/2
Duration: 12 weeks (alternate Mondays and Tuesdays 6pm -8.45pm)
Venue: Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3UZ

Course description: An introduction to the digital sector and the roles within it – Software Development, Digital Infrastructure, Web Development, Digital Marketing and Data Analysis. An introduction to ‘Agile’ and the ethos, along with developing skills in problem solving and team working.

The course will include group sessions, one-one support and remote learning. Learners will be expected to commit to at least three hours per week in addition to the sessions.

On completion of the course, you will be able to progress your learning within the following specialisms:

  • Software Development
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Web Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analysis

Or you may be able to progress to an entry level job within the digital sector.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Bradford College
Course dates: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April
Course description: This course is designed for candidates who need to know more of the safety precautions to be taken when working on or near a high voltage hybrid. Therefore this applies to both automotive technicians and emergency services staff. Candidates must already be employed in the motor vehicle industry.

An initial assessment of each candidate will be carried out to identify if the candidate has any specific training needs, if they need any guidance and if they have already completed a unit/credit which is applicable to the qualification.

The course will be broken down into three learning outcomes, which is broken down further into specific assessment criteria:

Learning outcome 1 – Know hybrid system components and operation.
Learning outcome 2 – Know how to work safely on hybrid and related vehicle systems.
Learning outcome 3 – Know how to carry out maintenance and repair activities when working on Hybrid Vehicles.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Location: Printworks Campus, Leeds City College
Start date:  W/C 6 April – Friday 10 April 2020
Course length: 3 days
Course description: The training session offered in this project will provide instruction and guidance on producing an engineered product from the planning and design stage through to completion.

Learners can take advantage of being able to use the college’s milling machines, lathe machines, fabrication and welding equipment.

Further to the practical training session, we will also look in detail at the different career opportunities that are available within engineering and how these can be accessed. The session will conclude with a presentation of the final product and a summary of the skills developed.

This course is primarily aimed at those currently in the engineering sector interested in gaining additional skills and progression and those interested in moving into the engineering sector.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Leeds Trinity University
Start date: Postponed – more information to follow
Course length: 5 weeks – part time on one Saturday and eight evenings.
Progression routes: This course can help you become a Production Secretary, Junior Production Co-Ordinator, Production Co-ordinator or Production Manager.
Course description: This course is designed for anyone and everyone. From a beginner with no TV experience to those wishing to re-enter the industry. The course will include lectures, workshops and exercises and is ideal for anyone with:

  • A flair for organisation
  • An eye for detail
  • A desire to work as part of a creative team

Taught by established TV professionals and endorsed by Screen Yorkshire, this course will outline all key aspects of the role you’ll perform to make sure a TV Production runs smoothly and successfully – from arranging transport and accommodation to keeping filming crews safe on location.

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If you would like to book onto this course, please express your interest by emailing reboot@leedstrinity.ac.uk and an adviser from Leeds Trinity University will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Tuesday 21 April – Tuesday 16 June (Tuesdays 9.30am- 4.30pm), or Wednesday 22 April – Thursday 18 June (Wednesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm – 8.30pm)
Level: 2
Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

Course description: Learn how to link websites and databases together using simple HTML and PHP code. You will edit, organise and structure information in a database and manipulate it using code to provide additional functionality to a website. You learn to use software tools to run queries and produce reports.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Friday 24 April – Friday 26 June (Fridays 1-4pm), or Thursday 23 April – Thursday 18 June (Thursdays 5.30pm-8.30pm)
Level: 2
Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

Course description: Do you want to work remotely and collaboratively with others online? Using Google G Suite, this course will teach you to choose the right technology, to set up IT devices and tools to meet your needs and to keep safe online.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Harrogate College (part of Luminate Education Group)
Industry: Digital
Dates: Monday 20 April – Monday 18 May 2020 (Monday evenings)
Level: 2 (unit)
Venue: Harrogate College, Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8QT

Course description: Suitable for individuals who are interested in building new skills to progress their careers in web development, or individuals considering a change into a digital role.

This course covers the creation and maintenance of websites is critical to most organisations. Web development is important role in the digital sector, with many organisations employing in-house web developers or utilising web developer skills via a digital agency.

This short course will provide an introduction to web development which includes providing participants with information on the uses and features of websites. As part of the course, participants will design, develop and test a website, and review the finished website.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Thursday 23 April – Thursday 18 June (Thursdays 1-4pm) or Wednesday 22 April – Wednesday 17 June 2020 (Wednesdays 5.30pm -8.30pm)
Level: 2
Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

Course description:
Learn to create a professional slide presentation using Google G Suite, and set up a Google Site which includes the presentation and other documents you want to share.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: TBC
Level: 2
Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

Course description: This course teaches you how to set up an IT system and to protect hardware, software and data for example using effective backup procedures and minimising security risks.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Wednesday 13 May – Wednesday 26 August 2020 (Wednesday evenings)
Level: 3
Venue: Printworks Campus, Leeds City College, Hunslet Road, 
Leeds, LS10 1JY

Course description: The course will offer a hands-on, career-oriented learning experience to help individuals develop fundamental computer skills and prepare them for entry into ICT careers.

The Cisco IT Essentials course could be an exciting first step that leads to a new career within the digital sector, or enables you to further develop your career in this industry.

This course has an emphasis on practical activities to help individuals develop fundamental skills around computer hardware, mobile device hardware, software, and concepts of networking and security.

  • This course will enable individuals to learn to: install, configure, and troubleshoot computers and mobile devices; identify common security threats like phishing and spoofing; and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment.
  • This course is suitable for employed individuals who want to build new skills to progress their careers, or for individuals considering a career change into supporting IT infrastructure in a digital age.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Tuesday 19 May – Tuesday 28 September (Tuesdays 3pm-5.30pm)
Level: 2
Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

Course description: Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot both computers and mobile devices. You will develop problem solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

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If you are interested in this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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