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Skills for Work

We offer a range of free, easy-to-access courses to help you develop the skills to secure employment in today’s jobs market or to reskill for a new career path. Whether you’ve been made redundant, are unemployed or are concerned about the future, our courses can set you on the path to a successful new career.

Careers in Manufacturing, Warehousing or Forklift

Manufacturing, Warehousing and Forklift are crucial functions which are at the heart of many businesses across the region, offering plenty of job opportunities for the right candidate. If you’re methodical, organised, customer-focussed and have an eye for detail then a role in Manufacturing or Warehousing could be a great option for you.

Currently Unemployed?

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking to retrain or refresh your skills in Manufacturing or Warehousing, please enquire here. We offer specialist courses, working closely with employers, to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your new career in Manufacturing or Warehousing. Your training will also include a Fork Lift Truck operation qualification which is highly valued by many employers.

 

Train to operate a Fork Lift Truck for a career in Warehousing or Manufacturing

Careers in the Construction Industry

The Construction Industry is always seeking skilled and hard-working individuals in a number of trades. Whether you’re thinking of learning a sought-after skill and becoming self-employed or would be seeking a position with one of the region’s many employers – large and small – in this industry, there are plenty of opportunities for a successful career.

Currently Unemployed?

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking to retrain or refresh your skills in the Construction Industry – specifically tiling, plastering and some aspects of plumbing – please enquire here. We offer specialist courses, working closely with employers, to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your new career in Construction.

Currently Employed?

If you’re currently employed and aged 19-plus and are considering a change of career into the Construction Industry, view the range of introductory courses we offer here. They’re the ideal step to a new career with the support of Burnley College.

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Build a new career in the Construction Industry

Careers in the Care Sector

The Care Sector is constantly expanding and needs motivated, compassionate individuals to support those with specific needs and disabilities to live independently in the community or in a residential care setting. It’s a rewarding career with many opportunities for both personal and professional development.

Currently Unemployed?

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking to retrain or refresh your skills in the Care Sector, please enquire here. We offer specialist courses, working closely with employers, to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your new career in Health and Social Care.

Currently Employed?

If you’re currently employed and aged 19-plus and are considering a change of career into the Care Sector, view the range of introductory Health and Social Care courses we offer here. They’re the ideal step to a new career with the support of Burnley College.

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Rewarding careers are available in the Care Sector

Careers in the Furniture Industry

The Furniture Industry offers a range of different job roles for individuals with the motivation to succeed and who are looking to be part of an established industry in the North West. From sewing machinist to fabric cutter; frame assembler to upholsterer, there is sure to be a role that suits you and which puts your skills to great use.

Currently Unemployed?

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking to retrain or refresh your skills in the Furniture Industry please enquire here. We offer specialist courses, working closely with employers, to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your new career in the Furniture Industry.

Currently Employed?

If you’re currently employed and aged 19-plus and are considering a change of career into the Furniture Industry, view the range of introductory courses we offer here. They’re the ideal step to a new career with the support of Burnley College.

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Create a new future with a career in the Furniture Industry

Essential Skills

GCSEs

Maths and English are vital subjects, required by the majority of employers. At Burnley College we can make these subjects accessible – through a Functional Skills or GCSE-level route – as well as offering an opportunity to study for a GCSE in Biology for those who need a Science qualification to progress in their career journey.

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

ESOL qualifications are recognised nationally and are a perfect route for individuals who do not speak English as their first language to develop their skills in understanding, speaking, listening and writing. A variety of programmes are on offer, based on current skills and knowledge, and to help with Citizenship applications.

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IT Skills

Most of the job roles available today require IT skills. Whether it is to brush up on existing skills and gain a recognised qualification; an introduction to handy IT skills for a beginner or to become familiar with a new operating programme, Burnley College offers a range of hands-on courses led by experienced, understanding Trainers.

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Business Skills

Setting up your own business and becoming self-employed is a great option for those who want to take control of their own future. At Burnley College we offer a range of programmes to help individuals gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to launch and promote a business; manage its legal requirements and manage staff.

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Individualised Support

Changing career or returning to study is an exciting prospect – we understand that you may have questions or concerns about this major change. That’s why we have expert, friendly advisors on hand to help you every step of the way through the process – from choosing the correct course to offering advice and guidance on any potential FREE courses and other financial support to which you may be entitled.

Contact us now on 01282 733333 or email s.services@burnley.ac.uk

Our National Careers Service impartial advisors can work with you on an individual basis, too, to help you map your career plans.

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University-Level Study

Taking your skills and knowledge to the highest level can help you grow in confidence and open up new career opportunities. Whether you are seeking to follow your vocation; change career or gain a management role, university-level study may be the answer and can lead to a fresh start.

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