There are lots of local training organisations who offer FREE accredited training to unemployed adults. Please note that couses may be subject to funding.
Many of these courses are short, lasting just a few weeks, and delivered on a part time basis so that Job Seekers Allowance is not affected.
Types of training available
The courses cover areas including employability, IT, Maths, English and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) as well as sector specific courses such as Business Administration, Customer Service and Health and Social Care.
Support for people with disabilities
There are also training organisations who offer specialist support to adults with learning difficulties or disabilities including those with a mental health issue.
PossAbilities Employment Rochdale Employment Development Service offers services to help people with a disability or health condition to explore training and employment opportunities.
Remploy A professional and work-focused environment is provided for disabled people to improve their skills and search for the right job.