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.
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.
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.
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?
We want people in Kirklees to have aspiration to achieve their ambitions through education, training, employment and lifelong learning. If you are wondering what adult learning can do for you, please watch the short video clip below which shows two of our learners, on different courses, and the benefits and impact that learning has had on their lives:
Courses and workshops
There are a wide range of courses and workshops available.
All courses are free.
- 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.
We aim to get all our welcome emails and joining instructions to you within 48 hours, this timeframe is longer over weekends and bank holidays. If your course is due to start imminently and you have not had your welcome and joining information, please contact our partners directly.
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).
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.
If you can't read the PDF or need any assistance with your application please call the Skills Work Team:
- Phone 01484 221000
Funding and delivery
Adult and Community Learning is part funded through the European Social Fund, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and West Yorkshire Combined Authority and delivered through a collaboration of partners across the Kirklees District. It is managed by Kirklees Council and delivered by Aalfy, Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre, Fusion Housing, Kirklees Success Centre, Proper Job Theatre Co, S&H Training & Development and Ravensthorpe Community Centre.
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.
Upskill via an Apprenticeship
If you are an employer looking to upskill your workforce, or if you are currently employed and would like to progress within your career by gaining additional knowledge and qualifications, an apprenticeship route might be the perfect choice for you. The Kirklees Apprenticeship for All team can provide advise for both employers and employees on a variety of upskilling subject matters including; pre-apprenticeship guidance, apprenticeship courses and providers, the apprenticeship levy transfer, skills gap analysis and further wrap around support for all involved parties.
Find out more about the bespoke services we offer here Apprenticeships For All | Upskilling Your Workforce
Alternatively, contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to answer your questions
The Kirklees Apprenticeship for All project is part funded by the European Social Fund and is delivered across the Kirklees District in partnership with The University of Huddersfield, Kirklees College, Kirklees Active Leisure, Thornton & Ross and Connect Housing Association.