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Bright Futures

These courses may be free if you are seeking employment


IT (Level 1 and Entry Level 3)

Course duration: up to 12 days

The City & Guilds ITQ is suitable for anyone who uses IT, whether at home or work. The flexible structure and assessment methods of the ITQ mean that it can be adapted for a variety of job roles. We have two programmes to meet the demand for employer IT needs. At the end of the course, successful learners will achieve a City and Guilds Certificate in either Level 1 ITQ or Entry 3 Start IT, dependant on skill level.

Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (leading to SIA Security Licence)

Course duration: 6 days at various locations. Cost: £220

The Level 2 Award in Door Supervision is the nationally recognised Security Industry Authority (SIA) qualification. This course is a requirement for anyone wishing to work in the security industry. It will guide you through the theory and practical elements to enable you to pass your SIA exams, including Physical Intervention, allowing you to gain employment as a Door Supervisor and work within the Manned Guarding environment. All courses are delivered by tutors with Security Industry backgrounds and experience.


Getting Into Construction (previously CSCS)

Course duration: up to 10 days

On this course you will complete the Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment and the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment qualification, both required before you can apply for a CSCS card.
Knowledge is gained through hands-on activities relating to health and safety, teamwork, risk assessments and employability skills.


Working in the Hospitality Industry

Course duration: up to 15 days

You will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety and a Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing. This course is designed to enable progression into the hospitality industry, the qualification includes understanding of licensing laws, trading standards, food hygiene and health and safety. These skills are an essential requirement when working in this industry and you will also gain valuable employability skills and customer service knowledge.


Whilst on this course you will also gain a Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety.


Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course duration: up to 15 days

This introduction to the Adult Social Care sector will develop your understanding of working in this industry. You will gather valuable knowledge which is required by employers. You will cover a range of units specific to Adult Social Care and employability.


Business Administration

Course duration: up to 18 days

Within this course you will study a range of units specific to the business administration and customer service industries, complimented by employability and social media networking skills.


Working in the Retail Industry

Course duration: up to 12 days

This course is aimed at those wishing to work in the retail industry. You will study units covering the major aspects of Retail, including customer service, the retail selling process and customer service alongside learning valuable employability skills.


Fresh Start

Course duration: 10 days

This course is designed for long-term unemployed people, raising motivational and social skills to help them back to work. The course includes units such as, working in a team, using numeracy in the workplace, producing a CV, managing your time, setting & meeting targets at work, effective communication in the workplace, conduct at work, following instructions, making choices, health & safety at work.


Moving On

Course duration: up to 15 days

This course has been design by Harlow College to focus on individuals moving from PIP to ESA. The course includes units such as, working in a team, producing a CV, prepare for interview, personal presentation at work, healthy eating, effective communication in the workplace, managing money, exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, Recognising own achievements and setting targets.  


Brighter Futures

Course duration: 10 days, 1 day a week

This course has been design by Harlow College together with the JCP specifically for lone parents. Within the course you will study units on Employment around Childcare Needs, Making Contingency Plans, Childcare Options, Child Development & Psychology, Managing on a Budget and Identifying Flexibility. Your Tutor will help develop your confidence, self-esteem and motivation.


We can deliver courses throughout the East of England and we are currently delivering in:

Kings Lynn
Canvey Island