Online training: upskilling and wellbeing
Keep your brain and body active by accessing online training developed by your local providers. For your physical or mental wellbeing – find the things that work for you and stick to it.
For useful resources explore the offers below.
Skills Tool Kit
Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers, and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects .Want to learn a new skill, find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.
Weston College is supporting employees at risk of redundancy, or those who have had their job role made redundant and are looking for employment. Support includes:
- Career progression training and qualifications, from entry level to degree level
- Support with digital skills, including how to find employment and effective interviews
- Connect people with opportunities throughout their extensive network of partners
Contact Weston college on 01934 411147 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
North Somerset Community Learning
Accredited and non-accredited employability courses designed to improve skills and confidence for work and further education for those with barriers to employemnt. Support includes:
- Basic and intermediate digital skills
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Introduction to Self-Employment
- General confidence building and personal development courses
More information on courses is available here. If you want to book a place, request a different course, or simply wish to find out more please email us at email@example.com or call on 07767 671 633
Skills Support for Redundancies
A tailored programme will provide access to funded skills training, retraining and careers guidance to help you get back into employment. Support includes:
- Career progression training
- Support with CV writing, online job searching and application
Contact the team via email firstname.lastname@example.org
West of England Works Team North Somerset
Service offers support for those facing multiple challenges to employment like caring responsibilities, mental health issues, disabilities, learning difficulty, drug and alcohol recovery etc. Support includes:
- One-to-one support subject to eligibility
- Support into voluntary work, education and paid employment
- Job searching, job applications and interview preparations
Contact Team North Somerset on 01934 411 573
Second Step Virtual wellbeing college
North Somerset Wellbeing Service is available to adults living in North Somerset, who need support with their mental health and wellbeing. We run a range of in-person and online wellbeing groups, workshops and specialist courses, which aim to help people develop skills to manage their own mental wellbeing and recovery journey. You can refer into our service or book a place for our groups by visiting our website North Somerset Wellbeing | Second Step | A Leading Mental Health Charity (second-step.co.uk) If you would like to speak to a member of the team to find out more information about how we can support you, please email NSWellbeing@second-step.co.uk or call us on 0333 023 3504.
VANS Step Forward
The VANS Step Forward project aims to support people living in North Somerset who are economically inactive and have barriers to accessing employment and who may be in recovery or have mental health or wellbeing challenges. We will support your journey to discovering and utilising your SKILLS & LIFE experience, to enable you to step forward towards a positive future.
Discover your purpose in your community by empowering yourself through access to volunteering, employment, and training, with ongoing individual and peer support, tailored to meet your needs.
Created by Pearson, this portal provides a carefully curated selection of online courses to help the UK workforce learn new skills and earn qualifications or accreditations. It is offering UK workers up to £5 million of free online courses that could open up better job and career opportunities during the global pandemic.
Pearson has worked with partners including FutureLearn, OU OpenLearn, the School of Marketing and the National Extension College, to curate a range courses to suit different learners in different sectors.
You can find the portal here: uklearns.pearson.com