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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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Professional Development: Preparing for Work in the UK

Are you looking for work in the UK or thinking of starting work in the UK? If you have never worked in the UK or worked abroad but limited experience of working in the UK, this course is for you. The course is designed to support your spoken and written English when thinking about your work skills and the type of work you are interest in. You will take part in mock interviews and help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to prepare you for the world of work and improve your confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/04/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alecia Zomkowski
Course code:
Q00012200
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Professional Development: Preparing for Work in the UK

Are you looking for work in the UK or thinking of starting work in the UK? If you have never worked in the UK or worked abroad but limited experience of working in the UK, this course is for you. The course is designed to support your spoken and written English when thinking about your work skills and the type of work you are interest in. You will take part in mock interviews and help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to prepare you for the world of work and improve your confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/04/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alecia Zomkowski
Course code:
Q00012200
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Professional Development: Preparing for Work in the UK

Are you looking for work in the UK or thinking of starting work in the UK? If you have never worked in the UK or worked abroad but limited experience of working in the UK, this course is for you. The course is designed to support your spoken and written English when thinking about your work skills and the type of work you are interest in. You will take part in mock interviews and help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to prepare you for the world of work and improve your confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/04/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alecia Zomkowski
Course code:
Q00012200
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Professional Development: Preparing for Work in the UK

Are you looking for work in the UK or thinking of starting work in the UK? If you have never worked in the UK or worked abroad but limited experience of working in the UK, this course is for you. The course is designed to support your spoken and written English when thinking about your work skills and the type of work you are interest in. You will take part in mock interviews and help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to prepare you for the world of work and improve your confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 11/04/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alecia Zomkowski
Course code:
Q00012200
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £29.60

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.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000031
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress

Personal Development: Prom Hair and Make up

he Prom Hair and Makeup course provides a comprehensive introduction to creating stunning looks for prom events. You will learn a variety of hairstyling techniques, from elegant updos to glamorous curls, tailored to suit different hair types and lengths. In addition, you will explore makeup application skills, including contouring, highlighting, and eyeshadow techniques to enhance natural beauty and create a flawless finish. The course covers colour theory, skin preparation, and product selection, ensuring you have the knowledge and tools to create personalized looks for prom attendees. Upon completion, you will be able to offer professional hair and makeup services for prom events, helping clients feel confident and beautiful on their special day.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 17/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
Keir Hardie Avenue
Wardley
NE10 8EJ
Tutor:
Tracey Carver
Course code:
Q00015084
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Professional Development: CV Writing

On this course, you will learn about the key elements of a CV and follow this structure to build your own. You will be guided through a step-by-step process allowing you to build your CV as the course progresses. You will learn about the type of personal information you should include, how to construct your previous education and work experience, as well as how to write an effective personal statement. You will use your existing English to communicate with others on the course but you will continue to develop your wider English skills and learn new vocabulary connected to CV writing. You will need to be working at ESOL Level 1 to join this course. If you are a new WEA learner we will ask you to do a short initial assessment to check your ESOL Level. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Tue 14/05/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00014573
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £64.75

Professional Development: CV Writing

On this course, you will learn about the key elements of a CV and follow this structure to build your own. You will be guided through a step-by-step process allowing you to build your CV as the course progresses. You will learn about the type of personal information you should include, how to construct your previous education and work experience, as well as how to write an effective personal statement. You will use your existing English to communicate with others on the course but you will continue to develop your wider English skills and learn new vocabulary connected to CV writing. You will need to be working at ESOL Level 1 to join this course. If you are a new WEA learner we will ask you to do a short initial assessment to check your ESOL Level. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Tue 14/05/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00014573
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £64.75

Professional Development: CV Writing

On this course, you will learn about the key elements of a CV and follow this structure to build your own. You will be guided through a step-by-step process allowing you to build your CV as the course progresses. You will learn about the type of personal information you should include, how to construct your previous education and work experience, as well as how to write an effective personal statement. You will use your existing English to communicate with others on the course but you will continue to develop your wider English skills and learn new vocabulary connected to CV writing. You will need to be working at ESOL Level 1 to join this course. If you are a new WEA learner we will ask you to do a short initial assessment to check your ESOL Level. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Tue 14/05/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00014573
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £64.75

Personal Development: Prom Hair and Make up

he Prom Hair and Makeup course provides a comprehensive introduction to creating stunning looks for prom events. You will learn a variety of hairstyling techniques, from elegant updos to glamorous curls, tailored to suit different hair types and lengths. In addition, you will explore makeup application skills, including contouring, highlighting, and eyeshadow techniques to enhance natural beauty and create a flawless finish. The course covers colour theory, skin preparation, and product selection, ensuring you have the knowledge and tools to create personalized looks for prom attendees. Upon completion, you will be able to offer professional hair and makeup services for prom events, helping clients feel confident and beautiful on their special day.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 17/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
Keir Hardie Avenue
Wardley
NE10 8EJ
Tutor:
Tracey Carver
Course code:
Q00015084
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40