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:
- 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.
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.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help please contact our Guideline team.
“Without digital skills I was feeling left behind. Now I’m able to keep in touch with people, create documents and manage my money.”
Digital skills courses
You can benefit from our range of digital skills courses, whether you’re looking for a new job or just want to learn to get online safely.
And you can even borrow devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile wifi units while you learn with us.
There are drop-in classes, workshops and accredited courses, with many now available online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
- CVs and job searching.
- Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Using email.
- 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.
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.
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.
Applications now open
There are three application windows each year. The next deadline is midday on 4 August 2021.
Please read our supporting documents which include examples of digital projects we fund, as well as detailed eligibility criteria and funding deadlines for 2021.
Help developing your ideas
If you’d like help developing your project ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Digital Inclusion team.
Help with your application
If you’d like help completing your application, or have any other questions, please email our Clarion Futures Grants team.