Programmes for the Unemployed

If you are aged 18 years old or above and claiming JSA or ESA benefits, then we can help you secure employment.  Our training programmes will provide you practical training and qualifications which employers are looking for. Our Employment Mentors will help you to prepare a CV and complete online application forms.  Our Employer Engagement Team actively works with employers to help you secure the job you want.

You can access a range of resources including: IT, daily newspapers and the internet at all of our sites throughout Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Sheffield, which offer the following courses:

Business Administration & IT
Business and Administration, Customer Service/Receptionist Skills or Minute Taking
Computer Skills, ECDL, Text Processing, Microsoft Word, Excel, Using the Internet & Email

Catering & Hospitality
Introduction to Catering & Hospitality, Level 2 Food Hygiene

Coaching & Mentoring
Level 3 Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) & Coaching & Mentoring

Construction
CSCS Card, Tiling, Plastering, Construction,Scaffolding & Site Management

Employability Skills
Job Search, Interview Skills, Strategies & Techniques, CV Building, Online & Paper Based Job Applications

Health & Safety
First Aid, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, IOSH, Safety Training Scheme

Health & Social Care
Childcare & Care of the Elderly

Logistics
Storage, Warehousing & Distribution

Management
Introduction to Project Management, Prince 2, ILM Level 5 Award in Management

Retail, Sales & Marketing
Retail, Customer Service

Self-Employment
Thinking About Self-Employment, Becoming Self-Employed

Teaching and Assessment
A1 Assessor Award, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

To find out more information, please contact the Skills 4 Jobs department on 01226 216 888 or email: skills4jobs@barnsley.ac.uk