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Personal development can mean a lot of different things. Our courses can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to make the most of your potential. Our adult education classes can also help you grow in your current job and help you reach your goals. 

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Looking for work? Start here

If you are looking for work and want to get started, we have short courses to help you find work. We run free course * on CV writing, job hunting and interviews. We’re here to help you reach your potential. From starting to explore your options to learning how to successfully apply for jobs. Our personal development courses help you take positive steps towards your dream job.

Stand out from the crowd

To stand out in the crowd and improve your employability, our tutors offer friendly support to meet your needs. You can talk to your tutor about your goals and identify the steps you need to take to get into the job you want.  Whether an online course or in person, our tutors are here to ensure you succeed. 

Already in work?

If you’re already in work and want to gain new skills and confidence or improve your wellbeing at work, our courses can help. Our adult education skills courses help you clarify your goals and find a clear path to reaching your potential.

*Over 90% of applicants for skills courses do not need to pay a fee. Subject to status - courses are free for unemployed people, job seekers and people on low wage. If you do not qualify you will be alerted during the application process.

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Skincare for Makeup and Beginners

The course introduces the basic beauty skills you need for entry in to the beauty industry. This course covers essential skills and knowledge to progress towards a career in the beauty industry. Makeup for beginners Discover application techniques products and tools for creating flawless makeup looks on this online course. Learn the art of makeup application and discover various makeup styles that include day time and evening smoky eye looks. Health and safety in the beauty industry. This course includes essential health, hygiene and safety in the beauty workplace. Starting your own small business. This course is designed for those looking to start a small business within this exciting industry. This course oh covers developing your business idea, including your business name pricing working hours and using social media etc.

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Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
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10+ places remaining
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Personal Development: Preparing for Life in the UK Test

Are you thinking of taking the ‘Life in the UK’ test or want to find out more about the ‘Life in the UK’ test, then this course is for you. The course will introduce you to many aspects of the UK in order to pass the UK Citizenship test. The course is a first step in teaching learners about what to be expected on the test and what they need to revise for when they plan to take the test later on. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. You will help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to improve your understanding and confidence.

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Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
12:15pm - 2:15pm
9 sessions
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
SO14 0AU
Irma Gough
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