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Work, business and digital skills

We understand how important it is to find the right job for you. That’s why we provide courses and workshops to help you develop your work, business and digital skills.

You can benefit from our wide variety of training courses designed to help you take the next step towards your career goal.

We offer accredited training courses in a range of sectors including:

  • construction
  • security
  • health and social care
  • working in childcare
  • business start-up support
  • food hygiene.

We also offer wellbeing and resilience training, as well as a diverse range of e-learning courses.

All our training is coronavirus-secure and may be offered online or face-to-face.

To find out more about our courses and how we can help you, please complete our simple online form and one of our Guideline team will get in touch with you.

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Digital skills checker

Try our simple, online game and see how you could improve your digital skills.

Test your knowledge on a range of digital skills, including using email, safe online shopping and searching for jobs online.

You’ll be able to see how you can develop your skills and even request training suited to you.

Digital skills game.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help please contact our Guideline team.

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“Without digital skills I was feeling left behind. Now I’m able to keep in touch with people, create documents and manage my money.”

John

Clarion resident

Digital skills courses

Whether you’re looking for a new job or just want to get online safely at home, we run a variety of personal and work-related digital skills courses.

There are drop-in classes, workshops and accredited courses – with many now are available as bite-sized online classes. And, in the next few months, you’ll be able to take classes via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Work-related digital training includes:

  • online CVs and job searching
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • emails and attachments. 

Personal digital training includes:

  • an introduction to computers and the internet
  • device management and maintenance
  • social media basics
  • internet safety
  • shopping and saving money online
  • using your Clarion online account. 

Digital device loan scheme

You can borrow devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile wifi units while you learn with us on one of our courses.

ReTrain: £1,000 training grants

You may be able to get up to £1,000 to start or continue a course developing your work skills. You can use the money for course fees, course materials, equipment or childcare. Grants are usually up to £250 but, if your course is NVQ Level 3 equivalent or above, you could get up to £1,000.

Find out more about grants for work and business

Digital grants

You can get a grant of up to £5,000 for innovative digital inclusion projects.

We support projects that help Clarion residents of all ages – and the wider community – to get online and safely and confidently use the internet as an everyday tool.

Projects or activities should enable people to discover how developing digital skills and using online tools and services can enhance their daily lives.

If you’d like help developing your ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Digital Inclusion team. 

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Applications are now CLOSED

For information about our digital grants we advise you to read our supporting documents which includes examples of digital projects we fund.

Digital Grants – Application Guidance (pdf)

Digital Grants – Example Projects (pdf)

Digital Grants – Template Application Form (pdf)

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Please contact the Clarion Futures Grants team to be notified about when applications open for the next round of Digital Grants.

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