Helping you into training and employment

We know Covid-19 has had an impact on secure employment in our local communities and we’re here to help. Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries has joined partners across the region to support unemployed residents, especially those facing barriers to find a job, through a new programme called Way2Work.

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Through the Way2Work initiative, we're supporting residents in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, Derby and Derbyshire into training and employment.

If you’re aged 16 or over, unemployed, or looking for work we can provide you with the support you need, and a mentor, to help you with:

  • Careers advice and career change
  • Work preparation
  • Writing or updating your CV
  • Job application advice and help with application forms
  • Interview skills
  • Self-employment
  • Volunteering
  • Work placements
  • Apprenticeships
  • Information about courses and learning opportunities
  • Development of new skills
  • Qualifications in maths and English
  • Qualifications in IT

Through Way2Work we can even help you with the costs of starting a new job.

New Autumn Courses 2021

We're excited to welcome you back with our autumn 2021 programme offering free* and low cost adult learning in many of our safe, welcoming libraries, and learning centres in your local community.

You can also access courses online, from the comfort of your own home - the same friendly, experienced tutors, but online via zoom.

Courses include Functional Skills and ESOL, as well as work skills courses and Level 1 and 2 accredited qualifications that are recognised by employers.

*certain eligibility criteria apply.

Distance Learning

We understand that you may need a learning arrangement that is more flexible than some of our courses run on set days and times,  which is why some of our courses are offered on a distance learning basis. 

Find out more about distance learning with Inspire.

Find out more

To find out how Inspire Learning can help you into training and employment, call 01623 677 200 or email 

You can also get in touch with our Employability Advisor, Sue McDonald by calling on 07917 827 802.

Find out more about Way2Work here.

Download our Way2Work leaflet here. 

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