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Routes to Employment

Helping you back into employment

If you would like to gain some qualifications, upgrade your CV, learn how to apply online for jobs or improve your English and Maths skills, why not enrol on one of our Routes to Employment short courses?

Routes to Employment work with those currently in receipt of benefits and businesses to build the key skill sets needed to increase employability. Our development team can help those out of work to gain the skills they need to get back into employment.

We offer a wide variety of short courses from Adult Social Care to Classroom Assistants, all lasting from 5 to 10 days, all accredited by a national awarding body like City & Guilds or NCFE.

Attendance is free of charge if you were 19+ on the 1st September 2019 and are currently in receipt of an income-based benefit. Please speak to your JCP Advisor who can refer you to one of our Upcoming Courses.

Upcoming Courses

The following courses are all currently available, free of charge if in receipt of a benefit and you were 19+ on the 1st September 2019. Click on the ‘plus’ box for full course details and dates.

Referral Process

The referral process could not be simpler - telephone the number below and book your client onto a course now.

To Refer Clients
To refer your clients to courses, please telephone 01924 789715.

What We Need To Know
You will need to provide us with the client's:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • eMail Address (if applicable)
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance Number
  • Choice of Course

Free Vocational Training
People claiming income-based benefits are also now eligible for free vocational training. They will need to sign a declaration form stating that they are actively seeking employment, and also provide evidence of benefit in order to enrol.

Demand For Other Courses
If you are receiving demand from clients for a course that we are not currently offering, please let us know as we may be able to offer additional courses.

Contact Us
If you have any queries at all, please contact us - we are here to help, telephone 01924 789715.

It’s brilliant, I’m a lot happier, getting paid and I just love my job. My advice if you’ve not worked for a number of years is go on a course, because you would really benefit by it.

English, Maths & ESOL

The ability to read and write, and understand information, can affect your job chances. If you have low literacy and numeracy, you can get help and improve your future prospects.

Referrals can be made by ringing 01924 789715. Appointment dates are given immediately over the telephone for customers. The assessment slots last for three hours so customers should arrive at the start and expect to stay until the end.

English and maths appointments now are available at the Wakefield City Campus.

English and maths appointments at Wakefield City Campus are on Friday afternoons starting at 1.15pm until 4.30pm.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) appointments are at Wakefield City Campus on Friday mornings starting at 9.30am until 12.15pm.

Please note:
For all enquiries about English, maths and ESOL please contact Niki Hearns on 01924 789520 / 07725 219526.

I came to Wakefield College to learn English and I am really enjoying my time here. I get a lot of support from my tutors; they are really friendly and always there to help. When we first came here none of us in the class could speak any English but now everyone in the class can.