This February, we are running functional skills and pre-employment training in Hull to improve learners chances of finding work.

All our training courses are completely free and give learners the qualifications needed for the workplace. If you are unemployed or wanting to upskill then our training might be ideal for you. 

Functional Skills

Do you need to brush up on your Maths, English and IT skills? 

Functional Skills are applied qualifications which enable people to demonstrate real-life skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They are recognised as gateway qualifications, for people who may not yet have achieved a GCSE grade C or above.  These skills are essential for the workplace and a requirement for many employers.

We are running functional skills courses daily throughout February and you can sign up for them at any time. We offer three different levels of functional skills, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. When you enrol on our course, you will complete a check to decide which level you will initially work at. 

We have two different times slots for functional skills sessions. The morning session takes place between 9:30am-12:30pm and the afternoon session between 1:00pm – 4:00pm. You can decide which session time you would like when you are enrolled.


Care Training + DSC Certificate

Our one-week workshop starts on Monday 25th February. It is an ideal starting point for those wanting to pursue a career in the Care sector as it includes a free DBS certificate, which is a requirement for anyone who wants to work in Care.

The workshop will provide learners with the introduction they need covering various aspects of the industry. It includes understanding the values and responsibilities of a social care worker, the different job roles available in care, and the different communication and customer service skills needed in the sector.

Why work in the Care sector?

The Health and Social Care sector is one of the largest in the UK.  In the last year, the industry employed 712,350 people in the UK and with a 2% sector growth between 2017-2018, job opportunities are on the rise. In Hull alone, there were  3,821 jobs advertised in the past year.

There are many different types of workplaces associated with the sector, including hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospices and dental practices. Working in Care provides plenty of opportunities for job progression and with the average salary starting at £14, 822, it is a growing sector for entry-level jobs.

DBS Certificate

Due to the nature of these roles, people interested in a career in the Care sector need to possess relevant skills and qualifications. This is why learners who complete our Vacancy-led Skills Programme will receive a Standard DBS Check for free, which will boost their chances of gaining employment in the sector.

A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It’s an essential requirement for those applying to work with children or vulnerable adults.


Are you eligible for our training?

To be eligible for any of our workshops or our Maths and English courses, you need to be over 19 and have lived in the UK or EU for the last three consecutive years (since April 2015).

If you are unemployed, you must be looking for work and on one of the following benefits, (ESA, JSA, UC). If you are in employment, you must be earning less than £15,760.

Please note, if you wish to do our IT course, you be over 19, lived within the EU for the last 3 years and must be unemployed, looking for work and on a work-related benefit only.

Eligibility will be determined at our Information Advice and Guidance appointment.


Interested? If you would like to enrol on any of our courses, then call us on 0800 433 7042 or email