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Your Next Steps: Career Advice and Guidance

As part of our commitment to every learner, Skills and Learning offer a high quality, impartial, relevant and confidential Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Service. Our team, in partnership with the National Careers Service will work with you, to understand your learning and career goals and to support you in reaching your potential.

We offer free careers and learning advice to all our learners, regardless of your starting point. You will also receive an Action Plan you help you keep on track. We can support you in finding a job, progress at work or just to take the “Next Steps” in your learning journey.

Bespoke workshops for Skills & Learning tutors

Please note this is for Skills & Learning tutors only. If you’re a learner looking to enrol on a course, please take a look at our course search or contact us (DO NOT COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW).

If you are a Skills & Learning tutor working with a class or cohort of adults who would benefit from a bespoke workshop, we can work with you and the National Careers Service to help. These can be virtual or face-to-face.

We can help learners:

  • Explore career options and aspirations
  • Identify local work and volunteering opportunities in the local job market
  • Assess skills and discuss them in line with learners goals
  • Develop and enhance CVs

… and much more. To book your workshop, use the form below…

Please provide the name and some information about your class you’d like us to teach. Please let us know all the info you can, such as course code, location, subject, level, and the number of learners.
What would you like us to teach your class?
Our team will be in touch to confirm your booking. Please note workshops must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Please provide any additional information about your class that would help us provide the best session for you.

Our team will respond as soon as possible.

Why book?

Appointments face-to-face or over the phone

Our Information and Guidance Advisors are able to make appointments over the phone or through Teams. To book an appointment, use our online booking tool or call us on 01202 123444.

Impartial advice

We and our partners are proud to be Matrix accredited. The Matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance. This means we provide, impartial and accurate advice. Our careers team will take your goals and needs in to account and give advice best suited to you.

Bespoke advice

We and our partners understand there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for advice and guidance. That is why we promise to take the time to listen to your goals and ambitions, to support you in taking your “Next Steps”.

Developing Work Skills Courses

We offer many courses to help you build on your employability skills. Whether you need a short course to help you write a CV, or a more in-depth programme to improve your chances of finding a new job, we have a course for you.

Some of our courses…

What else do we offer?

It’s not just all about careers appointments. We also offer:

  • Traineeships – A traineeship is a skills development programme for 16 – 24-year-olds that includes a work placement
  • SWAPS (Sector Based Work Academy Programmes) -working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, SWAPs are short courses that prepare you to work for a specific employer with whom you are then guaranteed an interview. If you are unemployed and interested in joining a SWAP, please contact your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach.
  • Apprenticeships – employment which combines practical training with study for a recognised qualification. Find out more about our apprenticeship opportunities here.
  • Daytime, evening and weekend courses in over 50 subjects to support you in your education and training – search all our courses here.

Digital Hubs

Our drop in Digital Hub is specifically designed for those who want to learn basic computer skills at their own pace – you can start at any time and no need to pre-enrol. Using some pre-recorded material, remote delivery alongside hands on support from an on-site teaching assistant you will be guided to use a computer with safety and success.

We can help with using a computer, emails and internet tools, staying safe online, how to find jobs online, manage money, healthcare services and more. Tell us what you want to learn, and we will help.

No enrolment is needed; simply turn up on the day.

View Digital Hubs near you