Latest courses and training opportunities

Courses and training opportunities that are available

Traineeship Plus

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.

Help to Grow: Management

The University of Winchester Business School is offering the Help to Grow: Management course to executive development programme to support SMEs and boost their performance and growth. This course is open to all small business leaders to develop their strategic skills and increase their business's long-term productivity, resilience and capacity to innovate.

The course can be taken online or in person spread out over 12 weeks and designed to be manageable alongside full time work.

Participants will receive 10 hours of 1:1 support from a mentor and eight hours of peer-to-peer learning. 

The course is 90% funded by the government with a charge of just £750 to participants.

You can find out more and book a date here.

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

Discover the world of construction with this course which is packed with opportunities. Through this course you can gain skills to support you into work:

Courses are available at ...
• Winchester, Basingstoke or Aldershot
• Must be 18+ and unemployed
• Introduction to CSCS and Health and Safety Level 1 (needed for work on site)
• Can progress to CSCS card course
• Improve communication and interview skills, draft a CV
• Understand how construction agencies work—guaranteed interview opportunity (if you progress to a CSCS qualification)

Enrol online at Construction Skills training

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.