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The National Careers Service provides information, confidential and impartial advice to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Skills Health Check is available to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations and help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.You’ll be able to download your report once you’ve completed at least one assessment.

Also available is an A-Z Job Profile database to help you find out what a job involves and if it will suit you.

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Training & Education

Training & Education

NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

The National Careers Service offers face-to-face help and advice on training, learning and working. Its adviser’s can also help you to understand the job market, search and apply for jobs, find funding to help with learning costs, develop your CV and help you improve your interview and presentation skills.

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TRAINEESHIPS

Government funded traineeships support young people to develop the skills they need to secure and succeed in employment, including apprenticeships. They last between six weeks and six months, and combine work experience with skills training.

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PRINCE’S TRUST

The Prince’s Trust helps 18-30 year olds who have struggled at school, been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. The Trust can also provide financial support to help young people start up a business.

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LEARNDIRECT

Learn Direct provides online courses and qualifications allowing flexible learning at your own rate. The charity offers a range of courses in Maths and English, Home and Office IT, and Business and Management.

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WORKERS EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION

The Workers Educational Association provides around 12,000 part time courses each year. Courses are run locally, either through one of the Association’s 450 branches or in partnership with local groups, charities and other organisations.

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CITY & GUILDS

City and Guilds provides vocational qualifications and apprenticeships for a wide range of industries. Bursaries and financial support are also available to help with paying course fees, covering the cost of living, paying childcare or paying for equipment.

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ADVICE & TRAINING FOR THE DISABLED

There are a number of charities and government initiatives that offer advice and support for disabled people on employment matters.

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GRANTS & LOANS

There are many sources of financial help towards the costs of taking a course, depending on your age, personal circumstances and the subject(s) you wish to study.

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EDUCATION AND SKILLS FUNDING AGENCY

Education and Skills Funding Agency is responsible for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

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