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Whether you are looking to take that first step back into employment and want to enhance your skills or simply take up a new hobby, we have a range of free short courses for you.


A number of exciting courses are on offer in a range of areas from business to beauty, sport to automotive. So there is bound to be a course that is right for you.

Courses typically last between one day and 10 weeks and are a great way to explore a new sector and really find your passion.

So if you are wanting to learn new skills and enhance your knowledge to kick start a brand new hobby or even career,  take a look at our courses.

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What can I study?

Essential Digital Skills

Develop the digital skills to use digital devices and the internet and apply this knowledge in common situations.

Length: 7 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Riverside Dean Campus

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Essential Digital Skills - Level 1

This modern qualification will enable you to develop your digital knowledge and skills to use in your personal lives, or to support you in your career.

Length: 6 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Riverside Dean Campus

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Employability Skills - Level 1

This qualification is suitable anyone aged 19+ and unemployed. It will help you gain the necessary skills to look for and gain employment.

Length: 1 month
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Introduction to Web Design

This Introduction to Web Design course is ideal for anyone who would like to gain an understanding of how to put together their own website.

Length: 3 days
Study: Short Course
Start date: 14th June 2022
Location: Riverside Dean Campus

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