Opening Doors

Free short courses for jobseekers

Kickstart your career

We offer free courses for jobseekers to help you take that first step towards an exciting new career. Each course is designed and run by an experienced tutor to guide you through the topic, as well as providing advice, guidance and progression support.

Our Opening Doors courses range from two to five weeks, some have accredited qualifications, and all are there to support you on your journey back into employment. View our upcoming courses below.

To find out more or to register your interest, please email openingdoors@gbmc.ac.uk

 

Are you eligible?

If you're aged 19+ and the following criteria apply, you qualify for one of our free Opening Doors programmes.

  • Unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit* OR
  • Employed and earning less than £18,525.50 annual gross salary **

*Accepted means tested benefits include: Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit, Council Tax Benefit. 

**Accepted evidence of your earnings include: Last three months payslips, P60 or a formal contract of employment. 

Find out more about fees here.

Are you eligible?

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Introduction to VR | Exploring the Metaverse
    Introduction to VR | Exploring the Metaverse

    This short course is an in-depth dive into VR development using the Unity Games Engine and the Meta Quest 2 headset.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | AAT | Business Skills | Level 1 | Brighton MET
    Opening Doors | AAT | Business Skills | Level 1 | Brighton MET

    This Level 1 short course will provide you with business and administration skills used in the workplace and lead to an Award in Business Skills qualification (AAT).

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | NCFE Counselling (Interpersonal Skills) | Level 1
    Opening Doors | NCFE Counselling (Interpersonal Skills) | Level 1

    This course is an ideal qualification if you are seeking to develop basic counselling skills and pursue further training.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | NCFE Health and Social Care | Level 1
    Opening Doors | NCFE Health and Social Care | Level 1

    This introductory course is aimed at people who may have been made redundant, are changing careers, returning to work or are unsure about their future career direction. This course enables you to achieve a Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Virtual Reality Development | Intermediate
    Virtual Reality Development | Intermediate

    This short course is an in-depth dive into VR development using the Unity Games Engine and the Meta Quest 2 headset.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | Graphic Design
    Opening Doors | Graphic Design

    A fun, interactive course taught by creative media professionals covering an introduction to graphic design. You will learn how to create layouts, use typography and the basics of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | AAT | Accountancy Access Award in Bookkeeping | Level 1
    Opening Doors | AAT | Accountancy Access Award in Bookkeeping | Level 1

    This Level 1 short course will help you develop an understanding of the role of the bookkeeper

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | IT for Beginners
    Opening Doors | IT for Beginners

    This course will introduce you to the basics of IT skills and build your confidence using a range of software.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | IT for Improvers
    Opening Doors | IT for Improvers

    Our IT for improvers course builds on your beginners skills and knowledge of how to use a computer (PC or laptop) every day and with confidence.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | IT for Work and Employability
    Opening Doors | IT for Work and Employability

    This course gives you the basic skills in Microsoft Office and IT skills that are needed in most offices.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Qualification: Award in Employability Skills (Entry 3)
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  • Online
    Opening Doors | Maximise your Job Prospects for Digital
    Opening Doors | Maximise your Job Prospects for Digital

    Our new Maximise Your Job Prospects course runs for one week. It will provide learners with practical tips, 1:1 coaching and support from a friendly and experienced tutor, and aims to improve self-confidence, motivation and employability skills.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
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  • Brighton
    Opening Doors | Start Your Own Business
    Opening Doors | Start Your Own Business

    If you dream of starting your own business or are interested in the process of how ideas and visions become businesses, then this course is for you.

    • Course type: Adult leisure and hobby
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