See how you can reskill or retrain in Greater Manchester

If you are a young person who is made redundant or unable to find work, there is more than one way to get a rewarding career. See how you can reskill or retrain for success.

Whatever your life journey has been so far, there’s nothing to say you have to keep plugging on in the same direction if you want to make a change. These organisations and resources can help you rethink your options and try something new.

Learn new skills for free with The Skills Toolkit

The government has created a range of free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job.

You can pick courses to help you learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding

Snack facts: One in three people have used online learning to help them get a better job. On average, online learning can boost your annual pay by £3,640 too.

The organisations bringing you the courses include trusted names like he Open University, Google, Amazon and FutureLearn. Find out more

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Bolton-based graduates – want to reskill and retrain as a teacher?

The University of Bolton is offering a Master of Education course for Professional Development in Education for ambitious and passionate young people looking to reskill for better career opportunities. Sounds like something you might be interested in? They offer teaching undergraduate courses, too.

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Have you thought about an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a great way to get paid for getting trained. You’ll build new skills and work experience in real-life work situations, and when you complete your Apprenticeship you’ll come out of it with a qualification, too.

Many Apprenticeships just need you to have GCSEs or the equivalent in general subjects like English, Science and Maths.

If you’re not sure what you want to do yet – or you’ve left school and want to head in a new direction with your career – an Apprenticeship could be a perfect option for you.

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