Welcome to the Access Southampton Events & Opportunities Calendar

**** Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some courses and events may be cancelled. Please contact the training provider to check whether the course/event is still going ahead ****

Below is a summary of the latest careers events, training courses, employment opportunities and open days that are coming up in Southampton. These opportunities will give you the chance to develop new and existing skills, meet employers face to face, or find out about local colleges and training providers. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and times/locations may be subject to change – always contact the training provider to find out more information.

Submit details of your own training course or careers event


Virtual Learning and Careers Opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak

Free Online Training

The Skills Toolkit – The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform giving access to free, high quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills and boost employability across the country

reed.co.uk – free course listings can be found on the Reed website

FutureLearn – includes some courses that are available for free

Vision2Learn – funded courses delivered in partnership with colleges in England

Alison.com – over 1000 free courses you can complete at your own pace

Think Employment – a range of courses that can be completed at home, with remote-tutor support

Virtual College – a wide range of free e-learning

University of Southampton – free online learning packages including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and podcasts


bmJV Virtual Work Experience – Construction

When: Happening Now

Where: Virtual Placements

bmJV are running virtual construction work experience for people aged 16 and over.

Stage 1:

Apply to take part in a one week virtual work experience placement with bmJV, discover an exciting variety of construction careers, learn how to write a CV and be successful at an interview

Stage 2:

Apply for a Civil Engineering Apprenticeship available for a September start

Stage 3:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment day in August (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)

To apply for a placement, email Maggie.stefaniak@bmJV.co.uk

Find the role for you: www.goconstruct.org/learn-about-construction/find-the-role-for-you/ultimate-quiz


Discover IT and Go Digital online learning – May/June 2020

Online and digital activities to help you develop your IT skills

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Virtual Jobs Fair

When: Monday 8th June – Friday 12th June 2020

The National Careers Service are running a virtual Jobs Fair on Twitter across the UK. Take a look at the Virtual Jobs Fair timetable below to find out when we will be (virtually) visiting your region next week.

Simply search #JobsHour when your region is live for all the latest #jobs, #apprenticeships and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prince’s Trust Explore Programme

When: Group induction Tuesday 9th June 2020

The Group induction for the Prince’s Trust’s new Explore programme will be on Tuesday 9th June with the programme starting on the 16th June. It will run for 4 weeks and involve range of virtual group sessions as well as 1:1 support to help young people plan their next steps.

All the sessions will be taking place using MS Teams so young people will need access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop with internet access. If this is a barrier then please let us know as we may be able to support with this.

If you are working with any young people who you would normally have referred to Fairbridge or you think would benefit from this offer then please do get in touch. We are offering additional support sessions if young people need more support than the initial 4 week offer and can work 1:1 if necessary.

Email Dominique.buchanan@princes-trust.org.uk for more information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Awareness of safety in the home (Online)

When: Starts Tuesday 16th June 2020

This course includes safe best practice and a systematic approach to incident management. The course covers how to deal with external bleeding, internal bleeding and shock; and resuscitation procedures including choking. It can be tailored to include: Unconsciousness, causes and treatment.

Enrol on the WEA Website


Helping your child to read (Online)

When: Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 10am

Would you like to feel more confident to help your child to read in English? Would you like to feel more confident with phonics? Do you want to improve your own English at the same time? This taster session will cover elements of story telling, introducing a new book, practising phonics and word attack skills and lots more. The class will be friendly and relaxed and we will also focus on improving your reading and speaking.

Enrol on the WEA Website


SAFE New Futures Youth Choices for Change course (aged 16-25)

When: Every Monday Tuesday and Wednesday for 5 weeks starting June 22nd 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Safe New Futures Youth Choices is a course aimed at people who are at risk of becoming NEET. We combine vocational training and cognitive behavioural training in an enthusiastic and animated way to help candidates take control of their future.

Throughout this programme our candidates will focus on rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem. They will also learn practical skills such as CV writing skills, interview skills, job application skills etc.

Currently, we are running these courses online via webinars on Zoom. These are taking place 3 days a week and running for 5 weeks. All candidates will need access to a device that allows them Zoom. Safe New Futures can provide support to those who need help with data and internet access.

To join this course, please contact Leny Guimaraes: Communications@safe.org.uk or 02380 216010


Building an effective CV (Online)

When: Starts Tuesday 23rd June 2020

On this course we will look at the personal statement area of your CV and how to grab a prospective employer’s attention in under 30 seconds as well as ‘debunk’ the myth that ‘one size fits all’ with regards to your CV. We will also look at specific job descriptions and how to use them effectively when applying for jobs.

Enrol on the WEA Website


SAFE New Futures Choices for Change course (Adults aged 18-60)

When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 5 weeks starting June 23nd 2020, 11:30am – 4:30pm

Safe New Futures Adults Choices is a course that is aimed at people who are unemployed, whether they are long term unemployed or have been recently impacted by Covid-19. We combine vocational training and cognitive behavioural training in an established and vibrant way to help candidates take control of their future and provide a steppingstone to help them back into work.

Throughout this programme our candidates will focus on rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem. They will also learn practical skills such as CV writing, job application skills, interview skills etc.

Currently, we are running these courses online via webinars on Zoom. These are taking place 3 days a week and running for 5 weeks. All candidates will need access to a device that allows them Zoom. Safe New Futures can provide support to those who need help with data and internet access.

To join this course, please contact Leny Guimaraes: Communications@safe.org.uk or 02380 216010


Get Started in Health and Social Care

When: 23rd – 25th June 2020

The Prince’s Trust in The Solent have an exciting opportunity that some of the young people you work with may be interested in – ‘Get Started in Health Care Solent’ from 23rd – 25th June.

This is a 3 day online Health and Social Care employability and skills training programme. The first two days consists of sessions preparing for interviews and on the third and final day, there will be live interviews with recruiters across the health and care sector in The Solent, so there will be opportunity for young people to go into an entry level job.

The training and interviews will be delivered over Zoom but if the young person does not have access to a laptop or smartphone then they’ll be able to dial in from a phone. There will be a ‘Taster Day’ on Wednesday 17th June for young people to come and find out how the course works and be presented with a list of employers attending the recruitment event and their vacancies.

After the training, the young person will be matched to a mentor, who will help them apply for next steps for example preparing for second interviews, applying for jobs or help them settle and adapt in their first few months of work.

To register your interest, visit https://bit.ly/HSCSolent1 and once received a member of the team will be in contact to complete registration. If you have any questions then please send these through to solentoutreach@princes-trust.org.uk


Virtual Employability Training

When: Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June 2020

We will be running a free online Employability Course for people who want to develop their employability skills and start preparing to look for work. The course will be delivered online via Zoom, so learners will need access to a smartphone, computer or tablet, and learners will receive resources and their completion certificate by email.

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday 24th June 11:30am-1pm
  • Thursday 25th June 2pm-3:30pm
  • Friday 26th June 11:30am-1pm

The course is free for anyone aged 19+ and living in or around Southampton.

The aim of this course is to improve your confidence around getting a job and develop your employability skills. This course acts as an introduction to employability, or to refresh existing knowledge.

Over the 3 sessions, the course will aim to:

  • Improve learners’ confidence and motivation
  • Support learners with CV writing
  • Teach job application tips and tricks
  • Develop interview techniques
  • Help learners plan their move into paid work

To refer to this course, please contact daniel.stickland@southampton.gov.uk or call 07811 165534.

When learners have completed an enrolment form over the phone, they will receive the codes to join the Zoom sessions.


SAFE New Futures Choices for Change (aged 18-60)

When: Every Monday Tuesday and Wednesday for 5 weeks starting June 30th 2020, 11:30am – 4:30pm with a 2 hour break

Safe New Futures Adults Choices is a course that is aimed at people who are unemployed, whether they are long term unemployed or have been recently impacted by Covid-19. We combine vocational training and cognitive behavioural training in an established and vibrant way to help candidates take control of their future and provide a steppingstone to help them back into work. Throughout this programme our candidates will focus on rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem. They will also learn practical skills such as CV writing, job application skills, interview skills etc.

Currently, we are running these courses online via webinars on Zoom. These are taking place 3 days a week and running for 5 weeks. All candidates will need access to a device that allows them Zoom. Safe New Futures can provide support to those who need help with data and internet access.

The next course will be beginning June 30th and is aimed at those aged between 18-60.

To find out more information or to make a referral please contact:
Email: communications@safe.org.uk
Phone: 02380 216010.


Radian Create Self-Employment Webinars

When: Starts Tuesday 30th June 2020

A FREE 14-hour (over 4 sessions) webinar course on self-employment and the fundamentals of starting up/running a small business.

Do you have an idea and passion that you want to turn into a business? Or are you currently self-employed or running a business and need to update your knowledge about running your business?

Radian and Enterprise First invite you to ‘stop thinking, start creating’ with our new 14-hour Webinar, self-employment course ‘Create’. We have secured European funding to offer FREE self-employment courses and additional support to people living in six key areas in Hampshire and Wiltshire until December 2020.

Learn step by step how best to start, what to consider and plan for, as well as addressing all the necessary legalities so that you can have the best possible start with the right tools and information.

Along with our joint support and expertise, you’ll be guided with additional training opportunities, closed face book group and mentoring if required.

The four 3.5-hour webinar sessions will be on the Zoom platform and are on the following days and times. They will be delivered by our Training Partner Enterprise First.

  • Session 1 –Tues 30th June – 9.30am – 1.00pm*
  • Session 2 –Thurs 2nd July – 9.30am – 1.00pm*
  • Session 3 – Tues 7th July – 9.30am – 1.00pm*
  • Session 4 – Thurs 9th July – 9.30am – 1.00pm*

*These sessions may be shorter in length

If you would like to join this course please register asap as spaces are limited to 12 per course and will be on a first come first served basis, we will then send you instructions/invite to join the Zoom meeting/webinar.

We will be running the same course in the future so please do not be concerned if you are unable to join this one. All we ask is for your full commitment, passion and drive! Our ‘CREATE’ course could be the start of your entrepreneurial journey.

Book your free place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radians-create-self-employment-webinar-course-tickets-107238312680


Interviews are scary!

When: Starts Tuesday 14th July 2020

There are things you can do to prepare yourself for an interview, to make the whole process less daunting. We will look at typical interview questions and how to handle them. We will also explore ways to demonstrate, at interview, the skills noted on our application forms. Develop your confidence – join this supportive and encouraging group.

Enrol on the WEA Website


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

When: Starts 9th September 2020

Where: Itchen College

Wednesday Course Number: NA308

Class 1: for Level 1-2 Students

Class 2: for Entry 2-3 Students

Dates: 9.9.20 – 16.6.21

Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm

Course Fee if earning over £16,009.50: £702.50

Course Fee if earning below £16,009.50: £10*

(Government funding available depending on eligibility)

*Asylum seekers/Refugee status/those in receipt of certain state benefits; please bring photo ID and proof of address (dated within 3 months) to be discussed at enrolment interview.

Course Information

These courses are aimed at students from Entry 2/3 level to Level 1-2. This course if for students whose first language is not English and wish to study, work or live in the UK. You will learn to improve your English by speaking and listening, reading and writing, focusing on spelling and grammar. Our classes have students from different countries and cultures and contain both male and female students. These classes will help you learn about English culture and society. Please note that these classes are not suitable for beginners or those who do not speak English. You will be asked to provide residency documentation for funding purposes only. There will be a 15 minute break between 10.45am and 11am for refreshments.

Study

This course will help you to:

  • Feel more confident about your English
  • Improve your skills in reading, punctuation, spelling and grammar
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve your job prospects and fill out forms more confidently
  • Communicate with others confidently in a variety of situations

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by experienced, qualified staff. The learning will be tailored to your specific needs and pace of learning using a variety of teaching methods. You will receive individual support and attention within a relaxed learning environment. There will be a wide range of discussion topics. You will also be given access to our online assessment and educational tool, BKSB, which will help you progress and monitor your own progress.

How will I be assessed?

You will have the opportunity to take at least one exam to gain a qualification at the correct level for you.

Additional Costs

You may wish to buy a folder to keep your work in along pen, paper, pencil and ruler but there are no additional costs.

Where to go when you get here?

When you arrive for your first class please come to the main college reception where our staff will direct you to your room. You will also be required to have your photo taken for your lanyard which you will need to wear whilst on college premises.

Parking

Parking is available in the rear car park which is accessed from White’s Road (SO19 7NS). Please park responsibly if parking in residential areas. Please note that parking is limited during the daytime.

We expect you to aim for 100% attendance and attendance is recorded for every timetabled session. Students are automatically withdrawn if they have not attended for 4 consecutive weeks. If a student’s attendance falls below 80% their place on the course and their exam entry is at risk. We place considerably emphasis on excellent attendance and punctuality. Any health concerns will be treated sympathetically and if necessary we will consider implementing the College’s Fitness to Study Policy.

For further information and to enrol please contact: acet@itchen.ac.uk or apply online via the website www.itchen.ac.uk

Disclaimer – This information is correct at time of going to press. Itchen Sixth Form College reserves the right to alter, without prior notice, any of the advertised contents and to cancel or shorten the course where enrolment numbers are insufficient.


Functional Skills Maths

When: Starts 16th September 2020

Where: Itchen College

Wednesday Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Start Date: 16.9.20

Course Number: NA306

Course Fee: £10 (regardless of income or benefit status)

Course Information

This is a functional skills Maths class that offers levels from Entry 1 to Level 2. You are able to join classes at several times throughout the year and will have the opportunity to take at least one exam to gain a qualification at the correct level for you. Achieving a Level 2 in this subject is the equivalent to a C/4 grade at GCSE level which is accepted for entry by most universities and employment purposes.

This class will help you to:

  • Feel more confident about Maths and improve your skills
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • Achieve a personal goal
  • Improve job prospects

How will be taught?

You will be taught by experienced, qualified staff. Learning will be tailored to your specific needs and pace of Learning. You will receive support and individual attention within groups that are friendly and relaxed.

Additional costs

You may wish to buy a folder to keep your work in along with paper, pen, pencil and ruler but there are no extra costs.

Where to go when you get here

When you arrive for your first class please come to the Student Centre which is next to the Sports Centre Reception and a member of staff will show you to your class.

Parking

There are car parks that can be accessed via Middle Road and Whites Road (SO19 7NS). If you park using the Middle Road entrance you will not be able to access the college via the main reception as this is closed at night, and should walk down to the Sports Centre.

We expect you to aim for 100% attendance and attendance is recorded for every timetabled session. Students are automatically withdrawn if they have not attended for 4 consecutive weeks. If a student’s attendance falls below 80% their place on the course and their exam entry will be at risk. We place considerable emphasis on excellent attendance and punctuality and ask you to respect and adhere to these value to ensure success in your exams. Any health concerns will be treated sympathetically and if necessary we will consider implementing the College’s Fitness to Study Policy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO ENROL PLEASE CONTACT US ON 023 80446156, OR EMAIL acet@itchen.ac.uk or apply online via the college website: www.itchen.ac.uk

Disclaimer – The information in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press. Itchen Sixth Form College reserves the right to alter without prior notice any of the advertised contents. The college reserves the right to cancel or alter the course where enrolment numbers are insufficient. Days/times/dates and fees are subject to change.


Ongoing Opportunities


Southampton Library Service – Your Library from Home

Find out what’s available for you and your family at home from our libraries, there’s something for everyone and it’s all free with a library membership!
Not a member? Join online now (also free!)

Reading and Listening

Local and Family history

Online Events

Staying in touch

For regular updates and activities, follow the library service on social media:


SeaCity Museum Online Resources and Downloadable Activities

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the SeaCity Museum has put together a range of free online resources and downloadable activities for children and families to enjoy including:

  • Colouring & Activity Sheets
  • Southampton through time, Titanic and Mayflow 400 activity packs
  • The Great Big Titanic Quiz
  • Puzzles and Jigsaws

There are also virtual tours of museums and exhibitions available on Southampton City Council’s Cultural Services YouTube account

Find out more: seacitymuseum.co.uk/online-activities


God’s House at Home

God’s House Tower Art & Heritage venue has a range of online activities including:

  • Make and Create Workshops – Led by local emerging artists, the Make & Create workshop series is inspired by the theme: GHT beside the sea. These artists have devised a series of creative workshops which will take place at GHT, but in the meantime these activities will let you get to know the artists and try something creative at home.

Full details, activities and links can be found on their website: godshousetower.org.uk/whats-on/stay-at-home-our-page-to-help-you-survive-total-lockdown


Free Online Creative Writing Workshops

As part of ArtfulScribe’s ongoing commitment to support writers of all ages and at all stage of their creative development, we have now migrated most of our services to online platforms and these are free to attend. With regard to children and young people we are offering creative writing sessions as follows:

7-11 yrs – Junior Writers’ Club with Susmita Bhattacharya on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-11am – sign-up by emailing juniorwritersclub@artfulscribe.co.uk

11-14 yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 9.15-11am – sign up by clicking through this link: www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-young-writers-online

15-18yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 11.15am-1pm – sign up by clicking this link: www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-young-writers-online

18-25yrs – Mayflower Creative Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Monday evening from 7pm-8.30pm – sign-up by clicking this link: www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-creative-writers-online

We also have a youngwritersonline club on a Wednesday at 11.30am-1pm with Tabby Hayward aimed at secondary school and sixth form students – sign up by emailing youngwritersonline@artfulscribe.co.uk


No Limits

No Limits are following government guidelines and have made the decision to suspend face-to-face services, however we are still here to provide advice and support to children and young people. If you are a child or young person in need of support from a Youth Worker, you can:

  • Phone: If you would like to speak to a Youth Worker on the phone, you can phone 02380 224 224 during our normal Advice Centre opening times.
  • Email: You can email enquiries@nolimitshelp.org.uk to speak to a Youth Worker for advice and support. Our emails will be monitored during our normal Advice Centre opening times.
  • Web Chat: We have launched a web chat service on our website so you can speak to a member of our team. To access our web chat, visit www.nolimitshelp.org.uk. Our web chat service will be available during our normal Advice Centre opening hours.

Our Youth workers are available to provide support during the following hours:

Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm

Details of the updates to No Limits services are:

  • Advice Centre: Our Advice Centre is now operating remotely via telephone, webchat and email. All our youth workers are still working and available to provide support on any issues, using the contact details above, during normal Advice Centre opening hours.
  • Breakout Youth service: we are offering LGBTQ+ Zoom groups to young people. Social and themed sessions – details are available by contacting Hello@breakoutyouth.org.uk. Referrals to the service are still being received through this e mail account.
  • Bright Beginnings: support for young parents is continuing by telephone.
  • Community Support: for help with your tenancy or housing situation, income, benefits, bills, debts and budgeting, as well as education, training, work and life skills. Referrals are as normal and appointments are taking place over the phone.
  • Counselling: for young people aged 11 and above, phone to book an assessment by calling 02380 224224 on a Monday 10-11am. Counselling sessions are being held via Zoom or telephone, depending on client choice.
  • DASH (Drugs, alcohol support and health): referrals are as normal, appointments are taking place over the telephone. We plan to also provide support via Zoom.
  • Emergency Department: We are accepting referrals. We will triage over the phone and offer 1:1 appointments and check-ins. Referrals and signposting into specialist support.
  • Health and Wellbeing: We are providing Health and Wellbeing drop-ins for vulnerable children and children of key workers who are in school, observing social distancing.
  • Health and Wellbeing Zoom: we are accepting referrals from schools, professionals, parents and self-referrals for young people to access Zoom groups around specific topics which have been advertised directly with partners and via social media. Zoom topics include self-esteem, coping with loneliness and relationships and sex education.
  • Housing and homelessness: 1:1 support is taking place over the telephone. To speak to a youth worker, contact the Advice Centre as normal.
  • Primary Mental Health (U18 AND 18+): Referrals are being accepted on enquiries@nolimitshelp.org.uk. Weekly 1:1s via phone call or ‘visonable’. Our U18 PMHWs are still triaging CAMHS referrals in the SPA. We are checking in regularly with those on the waiting list.
  • NLXtra: Help with debt and budgeting. Referrals being accepted by email and support offered via telephone or email.
  • Space 4U: for children and young people in Southampton (up to 25) and Isle of Wight (11-17) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to instant emotional and practical support. Specialist staff available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 5-8pm and Saturday 10-1.30pm.
  • Sexual health: 1:1 phone consultations with a specialist sexual health nurse are available – email to arrange. Relationships and sex education topics will be provided to young people through ZOOM upon referral. Young people can access general advice and guidance through our webchat, email or phone.
  • Social prescribing: Support for young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. We are accepting referrals as normal with assessments completed over the phone, including signposting and referring on for support.
  • Safe House and Teen Safe House: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.
  • Time4U: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.
  • Young Carers: Referrals being accepted by email. Assessments are being completed over the phone. Weekly 1:1’s are being held over the telephone and support groups meeting via Zoom
  • Youth Infinity: Support group for those on the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme. The group is meeting via Zoom.

Prince’s Trust Coronavirus Support Hub

We’ve pulled together some of the most useful advice, guidance and resources so you can continue to upskill by developing your confidence and abilities during this challenging time, as well as find the answers to your questions on work and self-employment.

We’ll continue to update our hub, so do keep visiting for the latest tools and tips – and share with your friends and family.

www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response/resource-centre

  • Live Chat for Advice and Guidance
  • Jobs Boards, job search and job application advice
  • £5million Enterprise Relief Fund offers grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business
  • Enterprise and self-employment advice
  • Money Management
  • Education Support
  • Confidence and Wellbeing
  • CV Support
  • #Can’tTalkWrite activity toolkits

Find out more by visiting www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response/resource-centre or calling 0800 842 842


Skills2Achieve 19+ Functional Skills

When: Ongoing

Where: Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Totton College Flexible Learning Courses

Funded qualifications delivered online with access to your own individual assessor/mentor. Industry recognised certifications delivered over up to 12 weeks. Available to the employed and unemployed. For your immediate enrolment contact cgoring@totton.ac.uk

There are many streams of funding available to employers and their employees to upskill their workforce at little to no cost*. We offer a range of short courses that deliver long-lasting results, you can develop your employee’s skill sets with enriching courses which maximise efficiency, increase motivation, and boost business productivity. Watch your team flourish as you create a more committed and skilled workforce.

Courses available:

  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
  • Principles of Business Administration
  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent · Principles of Team Leading

*Subject to Adult Education Budget eligibility declaration completion at application.


Saints Learning Accredited Qualifications and E-Learning

Southampton Football Club’s range of accredited Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and e-learning qualifications provide certainty and belief in the abilities of those who achieve them. Courses are designed to fit around participants’ busy schedules, with expert-led training to bridge the gap between career ambition and career progression.

Accredited Qualifications
We provide training to reach the industry-recognised standards that enable ambitious, determined people to push on with their lives and careers. These are our selected suites of formally recognised and accredited qualifications. Please enquire for learning options.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Level 2 Team Leading
  • Level 3 Principles of Management & Leadership
  • Level 4 Management & Leadership
  • Level 5 Management & leadership

e-Learning

  • Food Safety – Level 1
  • Food Safety – Level 2
  • Food Safety – Level 3
  • Health & Safety – Level 1
  • Health & Safety – Level 2
  • Health & Safety – Level 3

General e-Learning:

  • Conflict Management
  • Communication
  • Team Work

Find out more: www.southamptonfc.com/saints-learning/courses/accredited-qualifications


Out of Area Support

Do you need support finding work but live outside of Southampton? Check out these job clubs and support services from elsewhere in Hampshire


Portsmouth City Council Employment and Skills

The Employment and Skills provision supports individuals and local business through a range of targeted programmes. All participants also benefit from additional support from our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator who can support a range of healthy living initiatives including weight management and smoking cessation work.

Our experienced Employment Advisors work with people to help them overcome barriers to employment through a range of funded programmes. This can include helping individuals to consider new approaches to work, new career options and retraining as well as supporting direct job search activities.

We support local employers to recruit, often working with them to consider diversifying their workforce to support individuals with disabilities enter the employment market.

Support for the unemployed – Our fully-supported service works with employers to help recruit and retain staff to enrich your workforce. Our employment, learning and skills department deliver government-funded programmes to support those facing barriers to employment, including disabilities. Individuals can join these programmes by getting in touch, or can be referred through the Job Centre

Construction Skills Fund – This unique training opportunity for unemployed individuals aged 18+ provides a 2 week course to obtain their CSCS cards.

CSCS Cards – For those with industry experience a short course experience is available at costs to support individuals into work. Please apply for current prices.

Contact details


Action on Hearing Loss – Regional Information Coordinator – Hampshire

Phone: Text 07769976266

Email: kim.harbut@hearingloss.org.uk

I am here to help you. I am deaf with speech and can sign. Interested in finding out more about hearing loss and tinnitus in Hampshire?

What we can provide:

  • Information about the different kinds of support and equipment available
  • Information about how to tackle your tinnitus
  • Information talks for companies, clubs etc.
  • Hearing checks
  • Communication tips
  • Support for Veterans

For more information, contact Kim Harbut


The You Trust

Young Lives

For further information, please contact:

  • For the New Forest area, telephone: 02380 668441
  • For the Dorset area, telephone: 01305 789028 or 01305 213783

New Forest and Dorset Young People

Our vision is for every young person to become a positive force for change in their own life, and the lives of others, whatever their background or circumstance. In this way they will make a successful transition to adulthood with the capabilities they need to become happy, healthy, valued members of the community, fully equipped to access employment and achieve their aspirations. We give young people the tools they need for life, work and a better future through having a voice so they can influence the world around them. We create innovative and inspiring programmes in partnership with young people and deliver them to community-cased and targeted youth organisations. Through key-working, we help young people to:

  • Work in staying safe
  • Manage their accommodation
  • Find work
  • Develop life skills
  • Avoid isolation
  • Prepare for more independent living
  • Get into college
  • Find a job
  • Join a sports or social club

theyoutrust.org.uk/service/young-people


RCS Services

A community organisation that works across Hampshire to deliver support and opportunities for people. We pride ourselves on supplying a quality service by utilising our own expertise, as well as the expertise of our many partners, to achieve the common goal to improve the wellbeing and life experiences of the community around us.

RCS offer a vast range of courses in a wide number of locations around Hampshire – www.rcsservices.org.uk/our-courses/4588191187

Employment Training Programme covering Andover, Romsey and Basingstoke – www.rcsservices.org.uk/employment-training-programme/4594783105

Phone: Romsey – 01794 522106
Andover – 01264 359223

Email: enquiries.rcs123@gmail.com
longmeadow.rcs@gmail.com (Andover office)

www.rcsservices.org.uk/home/4587590637


Seetec Pluss

Areas Covered: Gosport, Havant & Newport

Call: 0800 334 5525

Email: employment.bureau@pluss.org.uk


Hampshire County Council

A new helpline is now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents.

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. (Calls charged at local rate.) Or you can request a call-back from the helpline by completing the call-back request form.

The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm, and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need assistance with practical issues.

Please note the service is for people currently residing in the county of Hampshire. If you are a resident of Southampton, Portsmouth or the Isle of Wight, and call the number above, you will be signposted to their respective local support numbers.

www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus/volunteer-welfare


Hive Portsmouth

Hive Portsmouth is currently dedicated to supporting our most vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are an individual in need of help please call the helpline:
Portsmouth Residents in PO1 – PO6 postcodes:
☏ Helpline: 023 9261 6709 (Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday – Friday)

Residents in other PO postcodes:
☏ The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline
Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000 (Lines are open 9am-5pm)

hiveportsmouth.org.uk/covid-19