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: Harrogate College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Thursday 29 April

Level: 1 and 2

Duration: 12 weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is for individuals who want to develop their digital media production skills and techniques. It’s also for individuals considering a career in digital media production and/or developing digital media production skills in relation to current employment and progression within their existing organisations.

The course is certificated and provides participants with the skills needed to plan and produce creative digital content particularly in the form of video/film, a medium used globally in relation to digital marketing, digital education and information sharing. This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your own creative digital media product (film/video), with support from fellow participants and your tutor.

The course will provide participants with the sector specific knowledge and skills that prove aptitude in creative media production such as pre-production, production and post-production processes and techniques.

Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or consider a move into roles requiring digital media production, including digital marketing.

How will I learn?

The course will be interactive, with 1:1 sessions to support individual students where applicable. Taking place on Thursdays from 6-8pm for twelve 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: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Tuesday April 13th 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: Delayed until Monday 12th April

Duration: 9am-4pm

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

Course description: 

This qualification is ideal if you are working in a customer service environment and need to upskill on using spreadsheets and working with data.

Results for you

  • Improve your knowledge and skills using data
  • Put new skills into practice in your own role
  • Build your customer service skills
  • Gain a Level 2 customer service qualification

The purpose of this short course is to develop both the customer service and data analysis skills of Team members responsible for capturing and processing other people’s data.

The introduction to data analysis will be developed using spreadsheets.

Data Management Session 1:

Develop an understanding of the fundamental characteristics of data

  • Data types
  • Sources of data: internal and external
  • Gathering data
  • Storing data
  • Keeping data secure

Data Management Session 2:

Develop an understanding of how the data is processed

  • Collecting,
  • Collating,
  • Manipulating Formatting and
  • Data Integrity
  • Validating data for processing and further analysis by others

Data Management Session 3:

Develop an understanding of the power of the data

  • Presenting data through tables, charts & graphs
  • Interpreting the data
  • Data Insights

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including Level 2 Spreadsheets, Level 2 IT Users, Customer Service Level 3.

How will I study?

Six online teaching sessions

Individual study using revision guides and resources

Online sessions will take place from 9am4pm on: Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th, Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd April. Exam planned to take place on the 22nd April (depending on Lockdown).

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Tuesday 9th March

Course duration: Three weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

Course description: 

Gain a Level 2 qualification in Open Systems IT Management that is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in computer systems and networking.

This course is aimed at people who have some knowledge using computers and who are looking to build their knowledge & understanding of Open Systems such as Linux.

The course prepares students to gain a Level 2 qualification in Understanding Global Software Communities and their Products

1 – You will learn how to:

  • Understand community philosophy and ethics.
  • Describe the principles of software freedom.
  • Compare open source and closed source licenses.
  • Describe the distribution methods for open-source software.
  • Explain differences in open-source licenses.

2- Know key software platforms and associated applications.

  • Identify large scale open-source projects.
  • Explain differences between software platforms
  • Explain the terms platform, cross-platform and application.
  • Explain the terms distro, cycle, beta, release candidate, repository and library.
  • Describe computer development languages and supporting tools.
  • Identify open-source applications that are equivalent to closed source products in the workplace.
  • Identify embedded systems and describe their function.

Earning a Level 2 certification can help students differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities and result in higher earning potential.staff in IT departments increase their productivity and value by having better knowledge of today’s open systems software (99% of the world’s top super computers use Linux).

How will I study?

Three remote sessions (2hrs)

Home study between sessions

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Wednesday 10th March

Course duration: Six weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

Course description: 

The course is aimed at anyone with a keen interest in IT and cyber security.

Some prior knowledge or experience in this field would be beneficial.

A good fit for you if you enjoy solving puzzles, are passionate about technology, and like working in teams.

The course will cover an understanding of the latest digital threats and how to mitigate them within a business environment.

Upon completion, the learner will have improved knowledge and awareness of cyber security principles including digital threats.

A successful candidate will be able to apply this knowledge in a business environment to plan, implement and maintain cyber security solutions around the latest cyber threats.

Progression

Progression into an entry level cyber security role or continued study at level 3 in the subject area.

How will I study?

Four remote sessions (two hours) – Wednesdays – 6:30-8:30pm

Interactive tutor-led online learning

Self-paced learning materials

Home study between sessions

Assessment preparation and completion

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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: Rolling registration, start anytime
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 wellbeing 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 assessment completion and submission (total 11 hours).

All participants will have access to a named tutor, online forums and there will be regular reviews throughout the course.

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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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Essential Spreadsheet Skills (Level 2)

Course provider: Leeds City College

Start date: Wednesday 28 April  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: Flexible, to suit the learner (contact the provider for further details)
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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Course provider: Go Train
Dates: Starts 11th January 2020 Ends Ongoing
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: 11th January, 18th January, 25th January,
Level: 2
Duration: 24 guided learning hours
Venue: Online
Course Description:

This course supports individuals who are seeking a change of career or have recently been made redundant and are looking to switch to a new Industry or job role. Equally this course would suit individuals looking to improve their prospects within their current role and are looking to consider their career options and want to find out where to get help and assess options.

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: Flexible, to suit the learner (contact the provider for further details)
Level: 2
Duration: 29 guided learning hours
Venue: Online
Course Description:

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

Dates: Friday 26 February

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 27 April, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

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 weekly Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30pm – 6:30pm from 27 April to 16 June 2021.

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.

Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Monday 26 April.

Level: 2

Duration: Seven weeks. One evening a week, Monday 6-9pm online starting on Monday 26 April.

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is for you if:

  • you are considering entering the career pathway of software development.
  • you want to try out coding to see if it is something you can do.

During this course, you will learn how to code and gain knowledge of different coding types and the advantages and disadvantages of their use.

By the end you will:

  • know about different coding types
  • procedural
  • event driven
  • multi-paradigm
  • understand what is meant by compiled and interpreted code
  • understand what is meant by a pure function
  • be able to write programs

Successful learners can progress on to:

  • a full Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding qualification
  • other digital qualifications
  • apply for a digital apprenticeship such as Level 3 Information Communication Technician or Level 3 Digital Marketer

How will I study?

  • Online weekly teaching sessions with a Tutor
  • Ongoing support from the Tutor for the duration of the course.
  • You will learn using practical exercises which will help to provide evidence for your digital portfolio.
  • One evening a week, Monday 6-9pm online starting on Monday 12 April.
  • You will be expected to complete activities in between each session, for which there will be online tutorial support.

Note: Access to the Internet and Google Workspace (G Suite) is required.

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Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Start date Thursday 29 April.

Level: 2

Duration: Eight weeks. Thursday evening each week, from 6-9pm online plus an exam on Thursday 1 July.

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

This course is for you if:

  • You are keen to develop skills using spreadsheets to analyse data or for financial purposes
  • You want to gain a professional Microsoft Certificate to prove to Employers your competency with spreadsheets

During this course, you will learn how to:

  • Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Manage Data Cells and Ranges
  • Create Tables
  • Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions
  • Create Charts and Objects

The course is practical, with many examples to develop skills and build confidence. Once the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel exam is passed, the learner will be able to analyse data in a way that contributes to the decision making processes of every company. Successful learners can progress on to the full Microsoft Office Specialist vendor qualification, Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security, as well as the Microsoft Office expert and MOS Masters qualification.

How will I study?

  • Online weekly teaching sessions with a Tutor.
  • Ongoing support from the Tutor for the duration of the course.
  • Combination of on-line course material, exams and tutor led sessions.
  • Independent learning required with 1:1 support where required.
  • Thursday evening each week, from 6-9pm online plus an exam on Thursday 17 June.

You will be expected to complete online activities in between each session, for which there will be online tutorial support. The course also includes a number of practice exams to prepare you for the real exams.

Note: You will require access to Internet and use of a laptop or device which will run Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019 or Office 365 – As a Shipley College enrolled student you will have the option to install Office 365 as part of the course,(the Tutor can advise at the pre-course meeting).

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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: Several dates per month – enquire now
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: Thursday 27 and Friday 28 January 2021

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

Venue: Bowling Back Lane Motor vehicle Centre

More info

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.

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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: 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

Course provider: Harrogate College

Industry: Construction

Dates: W/C Monday 10 May

Level: 1

Duration: 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:  Tuesday 1st June 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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