Free 12-week employability course to get you back into work hosted by Dale Community Trust

Date published: 26 April 2021

A free 12-week employability course is being run by the Rochdale AFC Community Trust to support people back into employment.

The ‘Dale Works’ courses, funded by the European Social Fund, are ideal for those who are wanting to embark on their first experience of work or for those who are thinking of returning to work, education or further training, but primarily want to develop their vocationally focused skills.

There are two programmes, one of which is a low level ‘Steps to Change’ course – aimed at those who may be more vulnerable, those who may suffer with poor mental health or low confidence or those who wouldn’t necessarily know how to access such valuable help into employment or further training.

The second course is a ‘Leadership and Personal Development Programme’ for those who are wanting to further their existing skills to help them back into employment.

At the end of the 12-week course (two hours per week), each candidate will be offered a mentor to help and support them into employment, into a voluntary position or into further training.

All courses are free of charge and participants will be compensated for their time.

The next ‘Steps to Change’ course will commence on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at the Crown Oil Arena, Rochdale – 11am- 1pm and will run for 12 weeks.

The next ‘Leadership and Personal Development’ course will start in June 2021.

The courses were first rolled out via Zoom but the next course will be class room based at the club (meeting all government Covid-19 guidelines).

An enrolment day is being held on Tuesday (27 April) at the Crown Oil Arena Study Centre on Willbutts Lane - just drop-in between 10am and 2pm.

If you are interested in joining the course but are unable to make it to the enrolment day, you can still sign up online:

For further enquiries, please call: 07530 258253.

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