Career Academies

One of our most popular academies, this gives you the tools to work in the construction industry, which has been booming in the South West and beyond. 

You will learn how to create and tailor your CV and covering letter to apply for suitable jobs. You’ll also gain two qualifications – Starting Work in Construction will help you identify career opportunities, career choices, working responsibly and communicating appropriately. Health & Safety in a Construction Environment is required by employers and covers risk assessments, hazards, accident reporting, safe manual handling and working at height. 

After successful completion of the 2-week academy, you will get your full 5 year CSCS Labourer’s Card, permitting you to work in a construction or horticulture environment. You may also get the chance to mock interview with a local employer. 

If you’re a budding entrepreneur, want to make money for yourself instead of a boss, or to find a flexible way to work around your caring commitments or health issues, then self-employment could be the answer! 

Our 6 week programme will help your explore and develop your ideas within a small group setting. You will share idea, info and tips and gain insight into the following areas, to help your business develop: 

  • The Challenges of Working from Home
  • The Importance of Business Planning (2 weeks)
  • Marketing your small business
  • Social Media for small business
  • Book Keeping and Tax Self assessment

You may attend individual workshops, but completing the full programme is recommended, and will give you a Level 1 Award from SFEDI, the awarding body for enterprise. 

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