Free short courses for jobseekers
Kickstart your career!
Over the past year COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty - and for those who face unemployment, even more so.
If you've been unfortunate enough to lose your job during these challenging circumstances, you're probably unsure what to do next. Let us help you turn this into an opportunity to launch an exciting new career with one of our Opening Doors programmes.
We offer free courses for jobseekers to help you take that first step. During the national lockdown we are moving some of our courses to remote delivery, this means they will now be taught online. The courses range from 2-5 weeks. Some have accredited qualifications, and all are there to support you on your journey back into employment.
Each course is designed and run by an experienced tutor to guide you through the course, as well as providing advice, guidance and progression. These are the same tutors who deliver the courses all year round face to face. We'll be back delivering our full programme with face to face teaching as soon as we can, check out a full list of our courses below.
To find out more or 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 £17,374.50 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.