Inspiring courses starting in November

Published 19th October 2021

Check out our inspiring courses starting in November, including our fantastic winter themed arts and crafts!

Courses are online, or in person at a number of our wonderful libraries as we welcome you back for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Explore hobbies and new interests, improve your health and wellbeing, or develop your skills for employment. You can even get FREE careers advice and help with benefits claims

View and download our best programme yet!

Community and Family Learning

Our community and family learning courses are for everyone aged 19+.

Brush up your Englishmaths and IT skills – all our Functional Skills courses and Essential Digital Skills Qualifications are completely free if you don’t have relevant qualifications already.

You’ll also find courses to boost your career and employability such as our part or fully funded level 1 and 2 qualifications in mental health awareness, volunteering, principles of coaching sport, awareness of substance misuse, developing an enterprise project and food safety in catering. The perfect addition to your cv!

Get creative with photograpy and painting, or textile crafts such as macramé and embroidery.  

Learn about heart health, lift your mood through meditation, or learn about positive psychology, personal development and life coaching.

There’s never been a better time to join us! Courses are low cost or free* and offered both in person and online! 

You can even spend quality time with the family and have fun learning something new together with our fun and free family learning courses. Designed for parents and carers, these courses provide you with enjoyable strategies to understand, support and help the development of your children’s learning. From scratch coding to affirmations and learning through movement, we’re sure you’ll find a course the whole family will enjoy.

*subject to eligibility criteria

Help 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. As well as employability, functional skills and accredited courses we have dedicated funding through the Way2Work initiative, to support residents in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, Derby and Derbyshire into training and employment.

If you’re aged 16 or over, unemployed or looking for a career change, you may be eligible for free personalised support with no impact on benefits.

Our team of expert advisors can help you with job searches, benefits claims, CVs, job applications, interview skills, volunteering, work placement opportunities, and more!

Get help into training and employment 

College Courses for Young People

If you’re aged 16-24, and you’re not sure what your next steps are, it's not too late to enrol! 

You’ll earn up to £20 a week and get help with travel expenses, and a personalised programme with individual support.

Our programmes include Employability Skills, Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English, and a range of City & Guilds or AIM Awards qualifications in Hospitality, IT, Bricklaying and Construction, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, and Health and Social Care.

Find out more and join us!

Access to Higher Education in Health and Social Care

If you've been thinking about going to university but you don't have the qualifications you need, Inspire Learning can help!

We're still accepting students on to our Access to Higher Education in Health and Social Care course, which is a fantastic stepping stone for you if you don't have the qualifications you need to get into university, or you've been away from education for some time.

We have links with local universities, and can offer a pathway for some students to continue their studies at Nottingham Trent University.

Enrolling now – we look forward to welcoming you!

View and download our programme today, or call us on 01623 677 200 for more information.

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