Coronavirus

Employment and support into work during COVID-19

Coronavirus: Financial support

If you are struggling with finances, we can help.

Find a job

You can use the Government's 'Find a job' service to search and apply for jobs.

Employability support

If you are a Kirklees resident aged 15+ and are currently out of work, you can access free and friendly support with CV's, job searching, job applications and interviews, and advice on training opportunities with Works Better.

To access support visit Works Better or call the Skills Work Team 01484 221000

Works Better Enhanced and Works Better 15-25 (LEP Employment Hub) projects are both part funded by the European Social fund. They are delivered across the Kirklees District in partnership with C&K Careers, Fusion Housing, Paddock Community Trust, Proper Job Theatre Company and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.

Online learning

Kirklees Adult and Community Learning has adapted its offer to support residents during this period of lockdown and social distancing.

Why not take this time to develop your skills or learn something new for fun from the comfort of your own home?

Courses and workshops

There is a wide range of courses and workshops available between May and July 2020.

All courses are free.

Courses include:

  • help with employability skills
  • boost confidence and thinking skills
  • health and wellbeing
  • eating healthily and on a budget
  • helping you cope with isolation.

There are also courses to support family learning, including phonics, reading and how to manage challenging behaviour.

Taking part in courses

Each course combines:

  • tutor led live delivery via Zoom (approximately one hour per session)
  • some homework
  • individual personalised tutor support time.

You will be emailed all the resources that you need to complete the course and will get regular feedback on your progress. You can also access a 'How to use Zoom' workshop if you would like support with this before you start a course.

Eligibility

You must be aged 19 or over, live in Kirklees, be a resident of the UK for 3 years or more (or a spouse of a UK resident, or if asylum or refugee that you have been in the UK for 6 months and are yet to have a decision on your status).

Courses and timetable


Apply for a course

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 15 minutes.

Paperclip To complete this form you must provide the name and reference number of the course that you would like.

Enrol on a course

After you've applied

Please make sure you are free at the time and date specified for your course.

Contact us

If you can't read the PDF or need any assistance with your application please call the Skills Work Team:

Department of Education Skills Toolkit

The Department of Education's online platform provides everyone with easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.