Learning for work
If you are working and would like to get on in your career, or you would like to improve your prospects of getting a job, improving your skills can open up new opportunities. There is a huge range of courses available.
You can learn in a way that suits you best. Choose between academic qualifications to vocational courses, full or part-time, on the job or in college.
Training is available at colleges, universities, private learning providers and adult education centres. You can even learn from the comfort of your own home.
Some courses are free, or you may be able to get financial help.
You can also get free advice to help you decide what is right for you.
Getting back to work
If you are out of work, there are a number of ways you can get help to get the skills you need for a job. These include:
- New Deal,
- Skill Build, and
- Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct).
Help and advice
The following places can help you get information and support with your career and learning:
- For detailed information and advice, contact your local Careers Wales Centre;
- For information on colleges/Higher Education support, contact Student Finance Wales;
- you can also call learndirect FREE on 0800 100 900;
- Many university careers services have special software packages with searchable databases of trusts and charities offering funding.