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

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

When: 12 week programme starting in September 2020

Prince’s Trust Team Programme is coming to your area in September 2020!

We are pleased to say our TEAM programme will be back up and running from Redbridge Fire Station in September 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it has been necessary to adapt the delivery of the course and to do this the course will be a mixture of face to face delivery at one of our fire stations and virtual online delivery. We will be working in small groups of learners, complying with all the necessary guidance to be Covid secure, ensuring we have a Covid action plan and risk assessment in place. We will also be ensuring social distancing, thorough cleaning and hygiene standards etc.

Prince’s Trust team programme is a 12 week self-development programme which is completely free and doesn’t affect any benefits. The course is for 16 – 25 year olds who are not in education, training or employment. The course is designed to help these young adults gain key skills needed to get back into a positive outcome.
















The key weeks of the programme are
• Team building
• Community project – Great for the CV
• Work placement – CV’s, application forms, work experience
• Team challenge – Helping the local community, great for the CV

The young person will also gain key skills such as road traffic safety, fire safety, first aid & money management.
















To make a referral to this programme, email Princes-Trust@HantsFire.gov.uk or text ‘Team’ to 07918 887 897

WEA Coaching for Positive Change

When: Starts 18th September 2020

Participants will learn to be able to make a difference in their lives, making a change and respond to new circumstances. They will learn to recognise physical and emotional signs of anxiety. Learners will develop compassion and be able to use self-soothing practices when needed. Tools such us positive affirmation will allow them to stay focused and balanced by looking at the positive elements in their lives. By acceptance and understanding unhealthy thinking habits they will regain the full control of their own lives. They will work on self-esteem and confidence, understand better their environment as well as any relationships they build with others. Each week the group will learn new mindfulness techniques which will allow them to break off the autopilot and slowly start regaining a position of power in daily decisions. Appreciation, compassion and kindness are key elements of each session.

Find out more: enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3745945

Self-Employment Awareness Workshop National Careers Service

When: Friday 18th September at 11am – Self-Employment Awareness Workshop

Free workshop hosted by the National Careers Service to provide information on becoming Self-employed.

This workshop is available to those who live in the Hampshire area and will be held online via a Zoom conferencing call. Have you ever thought about working for yourself? Do you have a skills, interest or service you can market?

This workshop will cover the following:
Pros and Cons of working for yourself
Research and Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
Skills and Attributes of an entrepreneur
Factors that improve business survival rates
Referrals to relevant support
Prior to attending the workshop, a personal information form will be sent for you to complete. Once we receive this back the Zoom invitation link will be emailed to you.


Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

When: Starts 21st September 2020 9:30am-2:30pm for 12 weeks

Where: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE

In week one 21st – 24th September (Monday- Thursday) candidates will attend training from 9.30 – 2.30. They will complete employability skills and an induction for the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools. The course will then continue to meet once a week on Tuesdays beginning 29th Sept 2020 from 9.30 – 2.30 for the remaining 11 weeks where candidates will complete the qualification.

About the course – This qualification provides an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a variety of full and part-time support roles in schools. This includes administrative roles, site support roles, and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people. It is appropriate for learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training and induction for those new in post and includes one optional unit that allows learners to achieve above the level of qualification.

Experience in the workplace – As it is a knowledge based qualification, it is appropriate for learners not yet employed in a school, there is not a work experience element to this qualification.

Entry requirements – There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but learners will need to be at least 18 years of age. An informal interview will take place before you start the course to ensure this is the right pathway for you.

Topics covered include
• Child and young person development
• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
• Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Schools as organisations
• Schools as organisations

Next Steps – On successful completion of the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools candidates can progress onto the Level 2 or Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools which will include a work placement.

To register your interest or if you have any enquiries please contact acet@itchen.ac.uk

Get Started with Photography (16-25)

When: Taster Day Tuesday 22nd September 2020

A free, two-week programme with The Prince’s Trust and Benjamin Film Photography learning about different areas of photography through online workshops and sessions including: light and shadows in photography, contrast and colour theory and basic editing techniques.

You’ll work towards your very own photography project and have the opportunity to build skills in confidence, communication and teamwork. There is also the chance to earn a Bronze Arts Award, attend a self-employment day, and access work experience on a real live photography/film set with our partner!

Taster Day: Tuesday 22nd September

Main Programme: Monday 28th September – Friday 9th October

Where: Microsoft Teams

Get Started in Mobile Film Making (16-25)

When: Taster Day Wednesday 23rd September 2020

A free, one week virtual programme with The Prince’s Trust and Iconic steps learning about different techniques in filming and editing using only your mobile phones. You’ll work towards your very own film project which will be showcased at the end of the programme.

Taster Day: Wednesday 23rd September

Main Programme: Monday 28th September – Friday 2nd October

Where: Microsoft Teams

Creating a winning CV workshopNational Careers Service

When: Thursday 24th September at 1:30pm

Free workshop hosted by the National Careers Service to give information on how to write your CV. This workshop is available to those who live in the Hampshire area and will be held online via a Zoom conferencing call.

The Creating a Winning CV will provide information and advice on the following areas:
• Show yourself in the best light possible
• What should a CV contain and not contain
• How sifting happens using modern technology
• Check list on length, layout, format and style
• Tailoring your CV to specific jobs
• Identifying your transferable skills and your main strengths
• How to deal with gaps in your work history

Prior to attending the workshop, a personal information form will be sent for you to complete. Once we receive this back the Zoom invitation link will be emailed to you.


Safe New Futures – Adult Wellbeing Choices Programme

When: Starts Monday 28th September 2020

At Safe New Futures we are now delivering our Choices Adult Programmes (for ages 18+) online through video conferencing and other remote access learning tools.

The course is free for people to attend. Clients who wish to attend the online course will need access to a device with internet access.

Aims of the programme

The Programme is aimed at people who may feel stuck in their current situation and are struggling with various barriers. It uses a combination of Vocational and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based training techniques to help people move forward with their lives and careers.

We help people see their issues from a new perspective and understand that change is possible. We also help people understand that work can be positive for them, psychologically as well as financially. We help people understand they have strengths, skills and passions they can choose to contribute to society.

We help people to overcome their barriers and move into work experience, volunteering, training and employment.

The course targets psychological barriers people may have including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low-confidence, low-motivation and poor emotional management.

With a more robust state of mind our candidates can better deal with other barriers/issues that affect them. Our candidates have more motivation to set goals and take back control of their lives.

Programme details

The online programme will run on three days a week over five weeks with a pre-course chat and then three post course upskilling session.

Dates for the next course:
Start: Monday 28th September 2020
End: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Video conferencing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

If the client can only access the internet via a device with limited data (such as a mobile phone), which may run out due to the data size of the video conferencing, may be able to help by paying for extra data.

For more information or to make a referral contact: communications@safe.org.uk or courses.admin@safe.org.uk

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children & Young People’s Settings

When: Starts Monday 28th September 2020

Where: Itchen Sixth Form College, Middle Road, Southampton, SO19 7TB

Would you like to work in Childcare or Adult Health & Social Care but don’t know where to start? Completing a Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children & Young People’s Settings will give you the knowledge and confidence to start your journey.

  • Start Date: 28/09/2020
  • Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Location: Itchen Sixth Form College, Middle Road, Southampton, SO19 7TB

What does the qualification cover?
This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

This qualification:

• is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them
• allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors
• allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units
• provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills
• supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings
• provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors.

You will need to be at least 19 years of age. An informal interview will take place before you start the course to ensure this is the right pathway for you.

Topics covered include

• Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
• Understanding the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
• Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
• Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare

Progression opportunity
The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

To register your interest or if you have any enquiries please contact acet@itchen.ac.uk

BUZZ WorkshopNational Careers Service

When: Tuesday 29th September at 10:30am

Free workshop hosted by the National Careers Service and conducted via a Zoom Conference Call.

This workshop is available to those who live in the Hampshire area and will be held online via a Zoom conferencing call. Do you like to work in a structured or spontaneous environment? Where do you direct your energy?

Our BUZZ Workshop will provide information and advice on the following areas:
Help you identify new career ideas by recognising your strengths and preferences.
Complete a BUZZ personality test, which offers career suggestions based on your answers given
Tips on how to explore new career options
You will also be provided with a copy of our BUZZ booklet after the session

Prior to attending the workshop, a personal information form will be sent for you to complete. Once we receive this back the Zoom invitation link will be emailed to you.


Virtual Employability Course

When: 7th, 8th and 9th October 2020

We’re pleased to announce 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, and learners will receive resources and their completion certificate through email.

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday 7th October 10am-11:30am
  • Thursday 8th October 10am-11:30am
  • Friday 9th October 10am-11:30am

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 for people who have been out of work or are looking to change their career. The course is fun and relaxed and acts as a stepping stone to accredited employability courses.

After the course, learners will have the opportunity to receive ongoing support from other Employment Support Team projects, which are currently being delivered virtually.

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 to move into paid work, volunteering or education

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.

Peter Symonds College Open Evenings

When: Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 2020 5:30pm-8:30pm

















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

Virtual Work Club

Thursdays 3pm-5pm

Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team are running a weekly virtual work club for people in Southampton needing information, advice and guidance around employment. The virtual work club will take place every Thursday 3pm-5pm starting on Thursday 25th June 2020.

As part of our response to the ongoing situation, we want to give clients to opportunity to drop in to a session where they can get advice from one of our Employment Officers. The virtual work club will be running on Zoom and clients can drop in at any time in the 2 hour session. They will have the opportunity to speak 1 to 1 with a member of our team – we will be using Zoom’s ‘Breakout Rooms’ feature to ensure clients information is kept confidential, so there is no need for them to worry about discussing their case in front of other clients. At the virtual work club, we can help with:

  • IAG relating to job searching, applications and interviews
  • Creating or updating CVs
  • Advice and signposting around furlough and returning to work
  • Referral to our other projects for 1 to 1 support if required
  • Signposting to other support services

To join the virtual work club, you don’t need to have a Zoom account. All you need to do is click this link: bit.ly/VirtualWorkClub and enter the password: 356055

Quickstart Courses

Quickstart (Brockenhurst College) are now back open and will be ready to take referrals for our courses from Wednesday July 1st. Our phone lines will be open between 10am and 2pm.

In light of the Covid-19 situation we have now put in place a few changes to make sure that we adhere to the current government guidelines;

  • Learners will be booked on to telephone IPIs with our Work and Training Advisors
  • In the centre we have introduced social distancing measures maintaining the 2 metre rule and have reduced the numbers of learners that we will have on courses so learners and tutors in classrooms are properly distanced
  • We will provide learners with access to antibacterial hand gel, as well as PPE such as disposable masks and gloves
  • Whilst with us learners will have to sign an updated code of conduct to say that they agree to adhere to our rules and procedures

Call 02380 682571 to book

















S2A are now recruiting young people across Southampton, Eastleigh Portsmouth and Basingstoke to start in August 2020
























PATH Parent & Baby Sing & Chat Hour

When: Mondays 2pm-3pm

Come and join the PATH team for a free online session where parents, parents-to-be and babies can sing all the classics from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Wind the Bobbin Up

Starting on Monday 15th June, the PATH team will be running Sing and Chat sessions at 2pm every Monday.

If singing isn’t your thing, come along and meet other parents and parents-to-be to share tips and stories about parenting during COVID-19.

You don’t have to join with camera or sound if you don’t want to—all are welcome!

This is an informal session where you can meet other parents, get advice about employment and wellbeing and help to reduce isolation that comes from being in a lockdown.

Please share with anyone who you think would be interested, or book to join yourself if you’d like!

Register now and you will be sent joining instructions on the morning of the event


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.


  • 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

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


  • 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


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)


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.


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)