Courses in your Community

City of Wolverhampton College is working with local community organisations to provide courses at neighbourhood venues that support the learning and skills needs of local people.

Community Courses 2016-17:

Health & Social Care (Level 1) This course considers the role of care worker and the relationship with, and responsibilities towards service users and the wider care sector. You will learn important communication skills and how to work as part of a team, as well as developing an understanding of legislation and health and safety in the workplace. Progression available to level 2.

Advice and Guidance (Level 2) This course is suitable for anyone working as a volunteer or paid employment offering advice and guidance to clients.

Preparation for Work – Confidence Building For individuals wanting to develop personal skills for the jobs market as well as improve your employability skills; how to apply for jobs; deliver customer service; update your CV; interview skills, online applications etc.

Asbestos Awareness You will learn what asbestos is; how and where it was used; how it can harm us; what the law says; who is at risk and how to work safely with it.

COSHH Introduction to health and safety, control of hazardous substances, legislation and legal requirements.

ITQ (Level 1) This course will enable you to develop ICT skills in a range of areas including word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and presentations, websites, email and the internet and IT security.

Start IT (Beginners) If you are new to computers then this is the course for you, it covers switching on a computer through to producing a printed document, includes using Word, Excel and internet/email.

IOSH Working Safely Provides an understanding of the principles of health and safety and accident prevention. You will gain an awareness of basic health and safety law. Topics include: manual handling, accident prevention, fire prevention working at height, hazardous substances, transport/vehicles work equipment, risk assessment, etc.

Manual Handling The course is suitable for anyone looking
to increase their awareness and skills in manual operations that involve lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying loads of articles.

Safe Moving and Handling The course covers basic moving and handling principles, which includes moving people.

Risk Assessment Gain an improved level of awareness of the legal and practical issues related to this task. Learn how an organisation can apply hazard identification methods in conjunction with a hierarchy of risk controls to ensure the development of an effective risk control management system.

Emergency First Aid at Work Suitable for anyone who wants to have general first aid knowledge for the work environment.

First Aid for Child and Baby Course aimed at parents and carers looking after children and babies.

Paediatric First Aid Suitable for people working with or looking after children. Course covers CPR, Injuries and Childhood illnesses and is a requirement of OFSTED for Childminder.

Mental Health Awareness This level one course will benefit adult learners who are interested in mental health awareness as a professional or personal learning and development need. Progression available to level 2.

Substance Misuse and Abuse Awareness This level one course will benefit adults who are interested in substance use and misuse as a professional or personal learning and development need. Progression available to level 2.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Certificate Introduces you to the area of caring for and working with children and vulnerable adults. It will help develop an understanding of various aspects of childcare, health, development and learning.

Food Safety and Catering (Level 2) Gain a valuable qualification to help you handle food safely at home and within a working environment.

Communication Skills (ESOL) Course aimed at individuals who require English as an additional language.

Pre-Entry English Course aimed at people who have little or no reading and writing skills.

Environmental Awareness Award The Award in Environmental Awareness at Work is aimed at individuals at any level, in any sector who need a basic knowledge and understanding of environmental issues. Topics include: meanings of the environment, climate pollution and sustainability.

Health and Safety Awareness (Level 1) The course is intended to give construction operatives and other employees who have responsibility for working safely on a construction site to gain access to a construction site via the CITB Construction Skills Certification Scheme. Certificate valid for 5 years.

Customer Service (Retail) Course aimed at individuals interested in all aspects of customer service for example communication skills, external customer service, team work and customer relations.

Warehousing and Storage (Level 2) The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively, safely and legally within the warehousing and storage sector. It is aimed at operatives in logistics and transport operations and operatives could, for example, work in warehousing and storage, transport or freight forwarding.

Award in Forklift Truck (Reach & Counter Balance) For those who would like to work in the logistics, warehousing or distribution industry as responsible for fork lift truck operations, including: the loading and unloading of goods in a warehousing and storage environment, the transfer and positioning of loads for driving and maneuvering in compliance with Health & Safety requirements.

If you are aged 19-64 and in receipt of benefits or unemployed, courses may be free. Please bring evidence of status at enrolment. 

For further information or to reserve your place, contact Lorna Prosser on 01902 317710 or 07825 054261 or email

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