Latest courses and training opportunities

Courses and training opportunities that are available

Traineeship Plus

Hampshire County Council is launching their next Traineeship Plus programme the week commencing 20 September. This programme continues to support some of the most vulnerable young people in the community, providing them with the very best experience to help them prepare for the world of work. It is designed to help develop young people who lack the employability skills and experience that employers are looking for and will give them the opportunity of working through a high quality work placement, so the move into employment isn’t as daunting. They will receive support to improve their English and maths and will work towards an employability qualification at Level 1 or 2, developing their confidence and improving their chances of getting an apprenticeship or other job. Applicants will require a minimum grade 3 GCSE English or maths (non GCSE qualifications considered on an individual basis)

Find out full details of the programme with entry criteria.

Teens New Futures Course

From 20 September young people are invited to take part in a five-week online course. 

The aim of the course is to help young people to discover their strengths and passions as well as build their communication skills.

Find out more

Kickstart Scheme

On 24 September there will be a district wide virtual employer event to encourage more sign ups to the scheme.

If you're an employer and want to help kick start a young person's career you could receive funding to cover the costs of the young person's wages and National Insurance contributions as you help them learn about the world of work.

You'll also receive £1,500 per kickstart placement.

Find out more and join the 30 minute online session. 

Solent Youth New Futures

Limited places available for the Fully Funded Solent Youth New Futures Programme.

Solent Youth have helpeda large number ofyoung peoplein your area tackle stress,anxietyand depression through personalised coaching sessions.  

Young people on the most recentcoursessaid; 

“I'm loving the course I'm already feeling so much more confident”.   

“I am learning to see new things as opportunities to learn rather that something to be feared.” 

With rising mental health concerns an issue, now more than ever, the experienced course facilitators are ready to deliver excellent support to young people who need it the most.   

Courses continue to run online.

The next Solent Youth New Futures Programme starts on the 31 August 2021 and will be:

  • Fully Funded
  • Online 2 days a weekvia the Zoom platform
  • Open to all young people16-25 in the Solent LEP region who are not in education or employment
  • Aims to improve self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation and help candidates regain a sense of control over their lives
  • 6-month programme starting within a 5-week course and with follow ups at 1 month, 3 months and 5 months afterwards

CSCS Training at Itchen Sixth Form College

CSCS course that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

The course will cover:

  • Principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety
    at work.
  • The importance of safe manual handling.
  • The importance of working safely at height.
  • Risks to health within a construction environment.

10 days over 2 weeks - 10am – 2pm

NST City 140 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU

Eligibility Candidates must:

  • Have ID (Passport / Driving licence / Birth certificate)
  • This offer is available across Hampshire and will be delivered in a venue locally
  • Have ID (Passport / Driving licence / Birth certificate)
  • Be 18 – 24, unemployed and claiming benefits (JSA / ESA / UC / IS)
  • Complete a literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Sign up to the Itchen College STEP programme

Middle Road, Bitterne Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom SO19 7TB / +44 (0)23 8044 6156

Romsey Community Services

A range of Community Education Courses are available through Romsey Community Services and many will be starting in the new academic term, you can find out more about the courses available and how to sign up.

Step Towards Construction

Hampshire County Council’s Technical Construction Skills programme offers free training and opportunities for the unemployed. 

The Step Towards Construction course in Basingstoke in October is ideal for anyone thinking about going into the industry or needing some preparation and support before attempting the CSCS course and test.

All courses are SWAPS and include CSCS card (except Step Towards Construction—S2C)
• Guaranteed interview opportunity with each SWAP
• *S2C (Step Towards Construction course) is a construction focused employability course. It introduces people to the construction industry as well as equipping them with transferable skills for any job.

They can also offer any eligible customers (18+, unemployed) flexible short term employment support – a useful bridge for anyone needing a little bit extra to nudge them towards the employment market, or a prompt to get them started!

Hampshire's Call to Care 

Hampshire County Council have launched a new campaign to encourage more people to consider a career in care.

The Call to Care campaign gives advice on how to get into a career in care and helps you decide which career path in care you'd like to go down.

In addition to this campaign they're also urging people to consider becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) in Care, if you think this might be a career path you'd like to take, find out more here.