Boost your skills during lock-down through a range of FREE courses.

Leeds Trinity UniversityWest Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges  and Go Train  are currently offering free online courses, perfect for those who have been furloughed or are looking for a new project whilst at home. There are also courses now available from September which will be held in the classroom. You will receive one to one support from local tutors and industry professionals. Flexible to your needs, courses are delivered in the evenings or at weekends in most cases.

You are eligible to join a course if you are over the age of 18, employed, furloughed, at risk of, or facing redundancy and live in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York.

Please note:  Individuals may undertake multiple courses however only one course can be fully funded (free).  Any subsequent courses will be charged at full cost.

To support those who have been made redundant due to the COVID-19 crisis, [re]boot courses are now available. Places for the unemployed may be limited however and proof of redundancy will be required.

Find a course below to help give you the skills and confidence to change career or apply for a promotion.

Digital

The following courses will help you gain skills needed for local jobs in the digital sector.

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Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Tuesday 15 June

Level: 3

Duration: Six weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is suitable for individuals with a keen interest in developing their social media skills and are looking to further advance their career in this field within an organisation.

This course provides learners with an understanding of how social media fits into the objectives and marketing of a business. Learners will understand how to select social media tools and channels for a business and how to measure the success of doing so. Learners will understand how social media policy and guidelines can impact a business and monitor how a business is using social media.

You may progress on a career path in the marketing sector in particular digital marketing/social media within an organisation.

How will I learn?

You will need to commit to two mornings a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30am for six weeks. Teaching will be delivered online with live interactive sessions.

If you are interested in this course, Register for this course here:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the Shipley College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Tuesday 15th June

Level: 3

Duration: Three weeks (one day per week)

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This qualification is ideal if you are have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It’s particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

Results for you

  • Gain a range of key management skills
  • Put new skills into practice in your own role
  • Build your leadership capabilities
  • Motivate and engage teams, manage relationships confidently
  • Develop your leadership skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations.

The aim of this short course is to enable learners to understand the basics of the management of people of an organisation who work remotely.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to utilise digital platforms to maximum effect, advancing your skills and those of your team to maintain and even improve production.

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:

  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Facilities Management
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • ILM Level 4 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management.

How will I learn?

You will need to commit to three full days – Tuesday 15th, 22nd and 29th June from 9am-5pm for online learning.

This courses has a blended learning approach.

  • Day 1 – ILM 8060 – 338 Understanding how to manage remote workers
  • Day 2 – ILM 8600-328 – Understand how to lead effective meetings
  • Day 3 (Remote) pulling together days 1 and 2 using digital resources e.g. Zoom, Google Suite. How to set up an online meeting using Google forms to gather data
  • Plus one 1:1 tutorial (Remote)

If you are interested in this course, Register for this course here:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the Shipley College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Leeds City College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Wednesday 16 June

Level: 2

Duration: 4 weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is ideal for individuals who want to build their digital skills in relation to project management.

The course will help to develop project management skills, particularly making use of digital tools in this area, in order to boost employment or progression opportunities.

The course is accredited at Level 2, and will provide participants with the tools to understand and plan using project management principles, particularly using digital tools which is a growing requirement for project management roles within the digital sector.

After the course you may progress within their current role or consider a move into roles requiring digital skills within project management.

The experience gained on the course will be particularly useful for anyone considering a role within the digital sector that requires project management skills.

How will I study?

Wednesday evenings 6-7.30pm for four weeks, this includes three weeks taught sessions and one week to complete an assignment.

The course will take place on Google Classrooms, and will be interactive, with a 1:1 session to support individual students where needed.

If you are interested in this course, Register for this course here:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the Leeds City College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Leeds City College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Wednesday 16 June

Level: 1 and 2

Duration: 13 weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course offers 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.

The 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.

Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or gain entry into digital marketplace as an ICT professional.

How will I study?

You will learn through various methods adapted to need. These will include tutor-led sessions, group support and online material provided with hands on practical activities

Wednesday evenings 6-8pm

Please note: You will need to have a computer capable of running Virtualbox and have at least 50Gb of disc space with minimum of 4Gb of memory but more preferable 8Gb or 16GB

If you are interested in this course, Register for this course here:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the Leeds City College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Leeds City College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Summer 2021 (tbc)

Level: 3

Duration: 13 weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

The Cisco Cybersecurity Essentials course will provide participants with an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies and the procedures used to defend networks.

The course is certificated and provides participants with additional skills needing to work and operate within networking-related professions, or for those considering a career in digital security, a fast growing field where skilled professionals are in demand.

Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or consider a move into a digital security role.

How will I study?

Various teaching methods will be adapted to need including tutor-led, group support, online material provided and hands-on practical activities.

Please note: You will need to have a computer capable of running Virtualbox and have at least 50Gb of disc space with minimum of 4Gb of memory but more preferable 8Gb or 16GB.

Monday evenings from 6-8pm

There will be an online exam as part of this course

If you are interested in this course, Register for this course here:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the Leeds City College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Monday 7 June -Thursday 29 July 2021

Level: 3

Duration: Eight weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is suitable for individuals with a keen interest in website development using WordPress and looking to further advance their career in this field within an organisation.

First, you will learn the basics of website features, the planning process and copyright laws surrounding online content. You will also learn how to save and store files correctly in order to retrieve and update your content on a regular basis.

Next you will learn how to create an easy to navigate website where you can showcase your business or skills. Finally you will be introduced to the technical knowledge you will require to make your website live.

You will also be shown how to amend the content of the website making sure the content is up to date at all times.

How will I learn?

Two days per week – 7-9pm Monday and Thursday for online teaching sessions.

Learning will be undertaken through interactive teaching sessions and assessment through written assignment work and presentations.

If you are interested in this course, Apply for this course:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the Leeds City College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Monday 14 June

Level: 3

Duration: six weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

IT Security for Users Incorporating Cisco Introduction to Cyber Security

This course is perfect for employed or recently unemployed looking to upskill in digital to help them progress in work or gain a job involving security of systems and data.

Have you got a keen interest in Cyber Security and want to gain a qualification?

On this FREE online course you will learn how to monitor potential risks and the steps to take to protect your own and others’ systems, data and software. For example, you learn how to minimise risks from unauthorised remote access and how to carry out disaster recovery and contingency planning. On completion you will also have access and support to complete the Cisco unit – Introduction to Cyber Security.

You may progress into roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to keep yourself and others safe when using digital devices and communicate and collaborate online, and have an understanding of Select, appropriate procedures to monitor and minimise security risk to IT systems and data

How will I learn?

Online teaching sessions. Mondays and Fridays 9.30-11.30am for six weeks

Using Google classroom for online resources.

If you are interested in this course, Apply for this course:. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from Shipley College will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

Course description: 

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to understand and use data that is vital in supporting digital marketing campaigns.

You will gain an understanding in how analytics can be used to optimise digital marketing campaigns, and how metrics of digital marketing are generated.

This course can lead to employment in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Digital Marketing, Pay Per Click and Online Content Developer roles.

How will I learn?

Four weeks teaching and two weeks to complete and hand in assignment. Tuesday evenings 6-7.30pm

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Course provider: Leeds Trinity University
Industry: Digital
Dates: Starting April 2021

Duration:

The five-week course will take place Monday – Friday 9:30am – 11:30am. Starting on Monday 19 April 2021, commencing on Thursday 20 May.

The ten-week course will take place Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 7pm – 9pm. Starting on Tuesday 20 April 2021, commencing on Thursday 1 July

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

Course description: 

Web development is one of the most in demand skills in the UK today. The industry and the economy needs many more skilled web and app developers asap. This course is an introduction to the main facets of modern professional web and app development. You will learn fundamentals of markup and programming as well as essential additional knowledge and skills with the tools and concepts that power contemporary development.

The course is designed for people who have little or no previous experience with code or development so apply for the taster sessions to see if this could be a new career for you. It’s not as hard as you’d think – anyone can learn to code.

Fast track your way into a rewarding, creative and lucrative career.

Intro to Web Development

In this course we’ll look at the fundamentals of the job – You’ll learn how the web works, what the difference is between the web and the internet and what distinguishes a web designer from a web developer. You’ll learn about the additional courses that follow and there will be practical exercises too. You will create your own blog and learn about content management and ecommerce as well.

 

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime
Level: 2
Duration: Three weeks
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description: This course provides learners with knowledge of common threats to ICT systems and data and ways to protect ICT systems from these threats. You will also understand how to protect data within an organisation.

Following this course, you may like to consider working in roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to understand the basic cyber security threats that exist in organisations. This could lead to career options in IT networking and Data security.

How will I study?

Through an online workbook with access to online tutor led sessions.

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Course provider: Calderdale College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Weekly starts
Level: 3 (unit)
Duration: One month
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description:

In these uncertain times, remote working has become vital to enable businesses to continue to function and communicate effectively.

This online course will introduce participants to a broad range of remote working, skills tips and techniques, with an additional focus on personal well being and work/life balance enabling them to develop working practices to increase their efficiency and maximise return on time invested for themselves and their employer.

Impact for employees

Employees will:

  • Gain the digital skills and knowledge required to reduce the constraints faced with remote digital working
  • Develop an understanding of how to effectively manage work/life balance when working remotely
  • Achieve unit accreditation from ILM in working remotely, demonstrating a range of the key digital skills that are in high demand in today’s labour market

Impact for employers:

  • Increased efficiency of individuals and teams that are working remotely
  • Supporting employee wellbeing and motivation, when operating remotely
  • Development of a workforce that harnesses the endless opportunities of digital remote working

Assessment Task:

 Participants will be required to provide an outline of the advantages and disadvantages for both businesses and remote workers of operating remotely. They will extend this with an explanation of how a range of constraints on operating remotely impact on both the enterprise and the remote worker. Participants will then describe the principal features of how to maximise a range of opportunities for businesses by working remotely.

In addition to course content, ‘wrap around’ content will be provided focusing on Mailchimp. This will enable remote workers to bring their audience data, marketing channels, and insights together so they can reach their goals more effectively. With Mailchimp, remote workers can promote their business across email, social, landing pages, postcards, and more.

Following this course, you may be more likely to progress into roles where you are largely working independently (freelance roles, for example), roles that require the knowledge and skills to use and manage digital information, roles requiring an understanding of digital marketing.

How will you study?

 You will need to commit to three hours study and eight hours for assignment completion and submission (total 11 hours).

All participants will have access to a named course facilitator, online forums, and progress reviews.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime
Level: 2 (unit)
Duration: Three months
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description: Learn how to communicate and collaborate online using a range of technology.

On completion of this course you may progress to roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to use and manage digital information, keep yourself and others safe when using digital devices and communicate and collaborate online.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime
Level: 2 (unit)
Duration: Two months
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description: This course covers how to search for and select appropriate information to meet personal and organisational needs. Learners will understand how to evaluate the information they find, understand copyright, and be able to store information in line with organisational procedures.

Once you have completed this course you maybe employable in roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to use and manage digital information, keep yourself and others safe when using digital devices and communicate and collaborate online.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime
Level: 2 (unit)
Duration: Two months
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description: This course will cover how to manage and promote your digital reputation and online identity. You will be able to use social media and the internet to search and prepare applications for voluntary and paid employment and use technology to facilitate personal and professional learning and career progression.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime
Level: 2 (unit)
Duration: Three months
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description: This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the role of digital marketing and integral elements such as search engine optimisation (SEO), internet market research, digital marketing devices and technology.

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime
Level: 2 (unit)
Duration: Two months
Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)
Course description: The aim of this short course is to develop the knowledge and understanding to publish, integrate and share using social media. You will be able to identify the main networks and their features used in social media and why they would use them. You will also be able to identify the benefits and risks of networking on social media for an organisation.

This course may encourage progression to roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to publish, integrate and share using social media.

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Get Certified Spreadsheets (Level 2)

Course provider: Leeds City College

Start date: Wednesday 16th June 7-9 pm

Course length: 4 weeks

Progression routes: The course prepares students to gain a Level 2 qualification Spreadsheet Software.

Course description: This course is aimed at people who have some previous experience of using Microsoft Excel.

You will learn how to:

  • Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data.
  • Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements.
  • Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.

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Course provider: Go Train

Dates: 29th July, 30th August, 13th September, 27th September

Level: 2
Duration: 24 guided learning hours
Venue: Online
Course Description:

Problem solving is a skill that employers tell us they value. This course would suit any individual who wishes to build on their current skills and understand more deeply aspects of problem solving. This content will help an individual to move forward with dilemmas’ and become more effective at finding solutions.

How will I learn?

Virtual delivery. Led by the learner with Tutor support at agreed times, smart plan agreed. This can be part time of full-time.

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“Problem solving skills are highly sought after by employers. Problem-solving abilities are connected to a number of other skills, including innovative and creative thinking and resilience. Having an accredited problem solving qualification on your CV would certainly be eye-catching to your current, or a prospective employer”.

Tracey Dawson, Managing Director of Daletech Electronics:

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Course provider: Go Train
Dates: 5th July, 2nd August, 16th August, 6th September, 20th September

Level: 2
Duration: 24 guided learning hours
Venue: Online
Course Description:

This course is aimed at individuals who may benefit from raising their self awareness and understanding their own strengths. The discussion and content will help you to understand where and how these strengths can be applied in a new career sector. This course will also help any individual who works in teams or intends to work as part of a team in the future or with stakeholders. Overall, anyone who wants to develop their understanding of how to work with others more effectively will benefit from this unit.

How will I learn?

Virtual delivery. Led by the learner with Tutor support at agreed times, smart plan agreed. This can be part time of full-time.

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Course provider: Go Train
Dates: 12th July, 26th July, 9th August, 23rd August, 13th September, 27th September

Level: 2
Duration: 24 guided learning hours
Venue: Online
Course Description:

Is your job at risk, are you looking for a change of career?

Complete a free, accredited training course in Career Planning. You will learn how to use careers information, advice and guidance to build understanding of possible career options. Review your own skills, qualities, experience, training and qualifications for different career options. This includes identifying your transferable skills; those which are important in other job roles and sectors. From this you will produce a career development plan including possible progression routes within a specific area of work (e.g., developing a specialism or taking on a supervisory or management role).

How will I learn?

Virtual delivery. Led by the learner with Tutor support at agreed times, smart plan agreed. This can be part time of full-time.

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“This is a great offer. It is important you can Identify and understand how your skills, talents, values, and interests translate into possible jobs or careers. It is your opportunity to pursue a career goal you have been considering but thought you may never do, a passion you have that you always dreamed could create an income for you or a desire to move into a totally different industry where your personal attributes make you shine.  This course will allow you to make good decisions for yourself and your family and give you the edge and confidence to take that step.”

Kelly Combe, HR Advisor at Camira Fabrics:

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Course provider: Go Train
Dates: 23rd August, 27th September. Flexible start dates are available (contact Go Train for further details)
Level: 2
Duration: 29 guided learning hours
Venue: Online
Course Description:

This course would suit individuals that would like to develop a well-rounded working knowledge of practical e-safety. This includes learning about online behaviors, using technology to communicate and how to stay safe when online. This can be applied to a wide variety of careers and is a valuable addition to any candidate’s skillset.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of e-safety.
  • Understand how technology is used to communicate.
  • Know how to keep safe when communicating on-line.
  • Know about on-line behaviour.

How will I learn?

Virtual delivery. Led by the learner with Tutor support at agreed times, smart plan agreed. This can be part time of full-time.

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Course provider: Calderdale College

Industry: Digital

Start date: Weekly starts

Level: 2

Duration: Eight weeks (max)

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This training is suitable for participants who want an introduction to publishing, sharing and integrating information via social media.

Overview of Training

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding to publish, integrate and share using social media. Participants will be able to identify the main networks and their features used in social media and why they would be used. Participants will also explore the risks and benefits of networking on social media for an organisation.

The following areas will be covered

  • Knowledge of the current social media networks used to publish, integrate and share online
  • Understanding of how social media is used by individuals, organisations/businesses, governments and social groups
  • Understanding of best practice for safe social networking
  • Understanding the need for safety and security practices

Impact for participants

  • Develop skills to improve knowledge of social media networks
  • Confidence to use social media appropriately representing the organisation
  • Improve understanding of the safe and secure social networking practices
  • Improve understanding of the legal constraints associated with upload and download of digital content

Embedded themes

  • Ethics
  • Legal considerations
  • Health and Safety
  • Stress Management
  • British Values

Participants will gain the basic skills and understanding to publish and share information via social networks which could be an introduction in to a career within the digital marketing sector.

How will I learn?

Independent online learning with support from the course facilitator as required via on-line portal, e-mail or telephone.

Participants must have computer and internet access, course must be completed within eight weeks of start date (they must work through an on-line workbook and submit all answers within 8 weeks).

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: Keighley College

Industry: Digital

Start dates: Tuesday 28th September

Level: 2

Duration: 8 weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is for anyone who would like to build new skills in search engine optimisation to improve their own digital promotion knowledge and skill set. It’s also for those considering a career in the digital sector and/or developing digital skills in relation to current employment and progression within their existing organisations.

Overview of training

The course is certificated and provides participants with the skills needed to work and operate SEO within digital promotion professions. It is also ideal for those considering a career in digital promotion, a fast growing field where skilled professionals are in demand.

The course will provide participants with the tools and techniques to attract customers to a business and convert searches to sales.

Progression routes: what career paths/options could this open up?

Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or consider a move into a digital promotion or SEO role, possibly leading to other opportunities in the digital marketing sector.

How will I learn?

The course will be interactive, with tutor lead online lessons and 1:1 sessions to support individual students. Taking place from Tuesday 28th September.

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.

Engineering

The following courses will help you gain skills needed for local jobs in the engineering sector.

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates: Start date delayed to Tuesday 25 May.
Level: 1
Duration: One day
Venue: Leeds City College Printworks Campus
Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to the electric/hybrid vehicle industry sector, enabling individuals to work safely within their role, or future employment in relation to this growing industry sector. The course is suitable for individuals who have a keen interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely in the automotive industry recognising the increase in electric/hybrid vehicles.

Courses will run multiple times each month from October 2020. Please enquire for dates.

Training will include:

  • Types of electric/hybrid vehicles.
  • Hazards associated with motor vehicle high energy electrical systems.
  • Working safely around electric/hybrid vehicles including charging.

This course could lead to roles within Vehicle Maintenance / Engineering or further study at higher levels.

How will I learn?

You will learn through group-based delivery of practical and theory based skills. Safety measures will be in place based on government guidance at the time of the course.

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates: Several dates per month, 9am – 4.30pm
Level: 2
Duration: Two days
Venue: Leeds City College Printworks Campus
Course description: This short course will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles whilst carrying out routine maintenance and repair activities (not voltage components or systems). This may include vehicles that may have or had damage to their high energy/electrical system. Specifically the course covers:

  • electric/hybrid vehicle system components and operation
  • hazards surrounding electric/hybrid vehicles
  • how to reduce the risks to yourself and others when working on electric/hybrid vehicles
  • safely preparing the vehicle when carrying routine maintenance (NOT high voltage components or systems)

This course is suitable for: Individuals who have an interest in gaining knowledge in routine maintenance of hybrid/electrical vehicles, recognising the increase in electric/hybrid vehicles. Individuals should already have appropriate vehicle maintenance and repair knowledge and skills.

Courses will run multiple times each month from October 2020. Please enquire for dates.

How will I learn?

You will learn through group based delivery of practical and theory based skills. Safety measures will be in place based on government guidance at the time of the course.

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates: Several dates per month
Level: 3
Duration: Two days
Venue: Leeds City College Printworks Campus
Course description: This short course will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles whilst carrying out diagnostic, testing and repair activities.

This may include vehicles that may have or had damage to their high energy/electrical system, and includes carrying out repairs on high energy electrical systems, and recording information and making suitable recommendations.

As a result, individuals successfully completing this course will acquire significant core knowledge and skills and the ability to remove and replace Electric/Hybrid vehicle high voltage components.

This course is suitable for individuals who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation or individuals who are interested in developing their skills within this area.

Courses will run multiple times each month from October 2020. Please enquire for dates.

How will I learn?

You will learn through group based delivery of practical and theory based skills. Safety measures will be in place based on government guidance at the time of the course.

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Course name: Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

Course provider: Bradford College

Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Level: 2

Dates: New dates – Thurs 3 and Fri 4 June​

Duration: Two full days (9am-4pm)

Venue: Bowling Back Lane Motor vehicle Centre

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

COVID19 Induction on arrival and social distancing measures in place

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Construction

The following courses will help you gain skills needed for local jobs in the construction sector.

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Course provider: Bradford College
Industry: Construction

Dates: August 2021
Level: 3
Duration: One day
Venue: Three full days
Course Description:

This course is for electricians already practicing looking to further advance their career in this field.

Update knowledge of 18th Edition wiring regulations The course is primarily aimed at practising electricians and domestic installers, however it is also very popular with allied professionals such as contracts managers, designers, electrical engineers, consultants, surveyors, and other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

Anyone looking to register with the new ECS Check system will need the latest qualification.

Every installation from January 2019 onwards has to be designed in line with the 18th Edition wiring regulations.

Training will be delivered in person by a tutor over three days (9am – 5pm) with an exam on the final day.

Bradford College, Little Germany Campus, 39/41 Chapel Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5BY

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Course provider: Leeds College of Building
Industry: Construction

Dates: Tuesday 15 June or Tuesday 13 July

Location: Leeds College of Building –South Bank 2 Campus

Length of Course: Two Full Days

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

Course description: 

This is an ideal course for individuals working or prepared to work in a customer service role within the construction industry or where using a telephone is a part of their role

This is an accredited course, which is divided into two units.

Unit 1:

Understanding the principles of customer service in a construction company, how to meet customers’ expectations, appropriate behaviour and ways of communicating, how to deal with conflict and problem customers.

Unit 2:

How to create a customer-service-facing CV, where/how to search and apply online for CS jobs, top tips and techniques to ensure successful interviews and safeguarding your references.

Knowledge learnt in this accredited course will assist in a wide range of pathways, roles and development within the Construction industry. It allows candidates to progress into employment or to the following Highfield qualifications:

Highfield Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service

Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

Highfield Level 2 for Customer Service Practitioners

Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service

Impact on Learners

Upon completion of the course the learners will be able to work in a Customer Service role within the Construction industry or any other sector where telephone is a key part of the role.

Can lead the learner into further Customer Service qualifications such as the list above.

Course Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications needed to enrol onto this accredited course. All learners are required full commitment to attend the 2-day course and complete the full unit.

How will I learn?

Delivery will be online via Microsoft Teams. Learners will participate in teacher-led discussions, questioning and group work (where appropriate). Qualification will be assessed by a multiple-choice assessment. Feedback will be given to all learners using an e-learning plan.

Course dates

Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (two full days)

or

Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th July 2021 (two full days)

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Course provider: Leeds College of Building
Industry: Construction

Start Date: Mon 14 June start and Mon 12 July start

Location: Leeds College of Building –South Bank 2 Campus

Length of Course: 3 Full Days

Course description: 

The IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) are the definitive standards for the electrical industry in respect of safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. They set the requirements and operating criteria for the UK and correspond to EC standards and are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS 7671).

It is intended to ensure that individuals are conversant with the format, content and application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018.

To deliver a refresher on some common regulations and highlight the main changes to BS7671 2018.

During the study, learners will focus on meeting the standards of the latest IET Wiring Regulations, including, essential aspects of the safety, selection and erection of electrical equipment Inspection and testing.

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Introduction to Welding

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Course provider: Harrogate College

Industry: Construction

Dates: Tuesday 21st September

Level: 1

Duration: Tuesdays 5.30-8.30pm for 10 weeks

Venue: Harrogate College

This course is for anyone looking to learn basic welding techniques and skills, helping individuals advance in their career and gain practical experience in welding. This could encompass those who work in or are interested in working in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, robotics, engineering or other skilled trades.

The course is certificated and provides participants with the skills needed to work with and operate welding equipment. A great starting point for anyone looking to gain new engineering skills, this course will provide learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to complete a number of tasks using Metal Inert Gas welding techniques.

Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or move into a new industry, such as construction, engineering or manufacturing.

How will I learn?

Various methods adapted to need including tutor-led, group support, learning material provided with hands on practical activities.

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Course provider: Harrogate College

Start date:  Monday 19th July 2021

Level: 3

Course length: 4 days (exam on the 4th day)

Venue: Harrogate College

This course is for practising electricians, allied professionals and those employed in related trades who need to update their knowledge and understanding of the latest IET wiring regulations.

Course Description: The course is certificated and provides participants with up-to-date knowledge and theoretical understanding of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations needed to work and operate within the electrical industry. Course content includes how to navigate the BS7671, and information on fundamental principles, safety, equipment, inspection, testing and installation

Progression routes: Upon completion, individuals may be able to progress within their current role and secure work with larger companies and agencies that require an 18th Edition Qualification. By enabling electricians to register onto a competent persons scheme and the new ECS Check System, this course will open new doors for learners, enabling them to access better opportunities and job security.

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TV Production

The following course will help you gain skills needed for local jobs in TV Production.

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Course provider: Leeds Trinity University
Start date: Coming soon
Course length: 6 weeks – part time on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
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 at all to those wishing to re-enter the industry. It is an introduction or refresher to the important role of TV Production Manager – ideal for anyone with a flair for organisation, an eye for detail and a desire to work as part of a creative team. Taught entirely by TV professionals, 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.

The course will consist of online workshops, exercises and Q&As with industry professionals.

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