Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Employment Services

GET BACK INTO WORK OR FURTHER YOUR CAREER

Our short courses give anyone in receipt of an unemployment benefit or on a low income the opportunity to fill their skills gap and help them retrain to get back into work or in preparation for returning to work.

Our friendly staff can offer advice and guidance on various sectors and the best routes into local employment opportunities. The courses we run are fully funded for anyone in receipt of an unemployment benefit (Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance & Income Support). This year we also have access to pilot funding for those on a low income (less than £15, 736.50 a year).

Funded Intensive Training

Traineeships & Explore

Traineeships is a 10 week programme aimed to help unemployed young people aged between 16-24 to develop the skills they need to find, stay and progress into work, education and/ or an apprenticeship. This course takes place over a 10 week period and includes 4 weeks classroom learning, functional skills qualification in maths and English and 5-6 weeks work experience.

The Explore programme is aimed at job-seekers aged 19+ to develop the skills they need to find, stay and progress into work. This course takes place over a 3 week period and is delivered in the classroom. 

On completion both programmes provide learners with Level 1 qualifications in Business Admin and Customer Service. For more information call 07989 227 515 or 01480 379197.

EDGE Explore Construction

This EDGE Construction programme is designed to equip learners with the skills they need to  work in the construction sector. This 3 week classroom based programme certifies learners with Level 1 Awards in Health & Safety, basic construction skills and includes a Green CSCS Card. For more information call 07989 227 515 or 01480 379197.

Funded Daytime Courses

Journey to Work (J2W)

A one week course looking at brushing up skills to best find employment. Completed within school hours, we cover updating CVs, job applications and interview skills including a tailored mock interview and feedback. This course runs from 09:30am to 14:30pm each day.

Maths and English Functional Skills 

8 days intensive training to upskill a learner to the next level. Entry to level 2 in both English and maths available. This is a day time course that runs at various points throughout the year. We can fund most individuals who are looking to upskill who do not hold and existing Level 2 (GCSE Grade C or above). This course usually runs from 09:30am to 16:30pm each day. As a flexible programme you can choose to do hours that fit into a school day. We have a school time option of 09:30am to 14:30pm to allow for a school pick up (this will increase the total number of days of your course).

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

These widely recognised ICT qualifications cover MS Word Processing, MS PowerPoint (presentations), MS Excel (spreadsheets) and Improving Productivity (how you combine the applications to become more productive at work). Our ICT qualifications can be taken at both Level 1 and 2. They can also be taken as individual units if required (other unit options are also available). Take up the opportunity to improve your ICT skills if you are looking at an office based job role. This course runs on a flexible 1 day a week basis, 09:30am to 16:30pm. As a flexible programme you can choose to do hours that fit into a school day. For example, you can attend college from 10:00am to 14:00pm to allow for a school pick up. Evening course now running, weekly starts available (Tuesdays 5:30pm to 8:30pm).

Computerised Accounting Software 

A standalone Level 2 unit using Sage software where students build up a portfolio of evidence through using the software. Learn all the basics from setting up a company to month end routines. This course runs on a flexible 1 day a week basis, 09:30am to 16:30pm. As a flexible programme you can choose to do hours that fit into a school day. For example, you can attend college from 10:00am to 14:00pm to allow for a school pick up.

Introduction to Business Skills

Coming soon! A 2- 3 week course aimed at those who want an introduction to business skills. Covering employment options in the sector, using numbers in business and Sales and Purchases in business this course aims to give an insight into those all important business skills. This course runs from 09:30am to 16:30pm.

Forklift and Warehousing

A two week Level 1 Warehousing course which includes both Counterbalance and Reach Truck RTITB certificates. Forklift courses are also available to the public for those who do not qualify for funding for both trucks for Novices, Experienced and Refreshers. Prices for these are on the college website. This course runs for 2 weeks, Monday to Friday 09:30am to 16:30pm each day. RTITB certificates are not guaranteed and require the individual to pass both theory and practical tests to obtain them.

SIA (Security Industry Authority) Door Supervision

This course runs for three weeks, it includes employability and customer service. On completion (subject to passing exams) our delivery partner will obtain and fund the SIA badge. This course can also be infilled with full cost paying public/ students who are only need the SIA week. This will be at a cost of £225 plus £250 for the licence which is claimed by the client.

Construction (Green CSCS Card) 

This three week course includes employability and Health & Safety alongside Customer Service. A CSCS Test is funded as part of the course and if passed we also fund and claim the Green Labourer card.  Course includes the cost of a CSCS Test (normally £35) and CSCS Card (normally £36). 

Did you know? We are also a Pearson’s test centre so anyone can book a CITB Health, safety and environment test with us to use to gain a CSCS card. Tests cost £35

Youth Work 

An introductory course for anyone who is interested in working with young people. This 3 day course enables students to get a taster into running youth group sessions and everything you need to know about planning and delivering activities. This course runs from 09:30am till 15:00pm each day.

Our courses are fully funded for 19+ learners who meet the criteria listed previously through the Adult Education Budget. Forklift training is suitable for those who are 16+ and SIA is suitable for those aged 18+. All our courses are fully accredited and individuals will gain certificates on successful completion of their course. There are no hidden fees, all registration fees, exam fees and certificate fees are covered by the college.

Contact Ashleigh today to find out more on the courses we offer and how to book onto one: 01480 379197

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.
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The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.
3/3/18