Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

Learners from Bedford or Central Beds can access course in both areas.


Get Started with IT 

This course starts from scratch with basic IT skills, helping learners to use IT as an effective tool in their personal lives or job search.

Course content: Creating a document, building a CV, sending and receiving emails, using the internet and search engines, uploading and attaching documents, and use of Google Drive.


When: Monday and Wednesday 09:30 – 12:30 for 4 weeks

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When: Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 – 13:00 for 4 weeks

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When: 2 hours a week, 3 hours per session 

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Moving Towards Work

Build your confidence, wellbeing and employability skills through ‘positive psychology’ after a period out of the workplace.

Course content:
• Confidence building
• Interactive sessions with businesses
• Help to identify your unique skills and talents
• Support with next steps including employment pathways and volunteering

When: 2 days a week, 09:30 – 12:30

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Progressing into Work

Employability support and employability skills training to help you to find a job after a period of unemployment
Course content: Create or update a CV, interview practice with local employers, interview skills, action planning and goal setting, support to overcome obstacles, confidence building sessions.

When: Monday and Wednesday 13:30—16:30

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English for Beginners

Learn the basics of English, designed for learners with low level English who want to start their journey towards a freedom to communicate.

Course content:
• Connect with others from other cultures
• Interactive sessions to increase your speaking and listening skills
• Multiple reading and writing exercises
• Explanation of English pronunciation and basic form filling

When: 2 days a week, 09:30 – 12:30

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English Speaking & Listening – Online

Develop your use of English in a wider range of everyday situations and build your confidence in speaking and listening.

Course content: Preparation for classroom based ESOL classes, connecting with others during isolation and improve wellbeing through language

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 – 12:00

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Build your English Speaking & Listening – Online

Designed as a follow on from the English Speaking and Listening.

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 – 12:00

Staying Well – Online

Help build resilience to stress, anxiety and depression through positive psychology and develop coping strategies whilst living in isolation.

Course content: Develop mental and physical coping strategies, stay socially connected and learn and practice mindfulness techniques.

When: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 – 12:30

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We deliver [some] courses on behalf of the Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS), part of Central Bedfordshire Council, who provide us with funding.  Courses are targeted to support residents in gaining skills relevant to the needs of employers in Bedfordshire or to meet health and well-being needs. Courses are free of charge, subject to eligibility criteria. For more information about the full range of courses and support provided by BESS visit