There are lots of opportunities to improve your skills and make yourself more employable.
Community learning in Leeds provides a wide range of courses at venues across the city. Courses can be fun, lead to a qualification, or help you get back into work. You can learn new skills and build your confidence in anything from basic computing, numeracy, literacy, languages, arts and crafts, creative writing, fitness and courses for personal development.
We currently have more than 1000 courses available at over 200 venues. Whilst most courses start in September, some do start through out the year. Please check with the relevant course providers listed below for further details on the type of courses they offer.
Leeds City Council job shops work in partnership with local businesses and partners to promote live job vacancies across the city and offer support and guidance to get people back into work.
Apprenticeships form part of the council’s recruitment strategy to employ more apprentices. These opportunities are advertised on the our website and across the city in Job Shops, Jobcentres, by Connexions and other external organisations.
National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)
Each year we recruit graduates from this programme. For further details visit the NGDP website.
Positive Action Trainees (Path)
In partnership with Path Yorkshire we offer placements to enhance the employment opportunities for black and ethnic minority people. Further information is available on the Path Yorkshire website.
The Get IT Together project works with local groups to help people learn more about the internet, how it can be useful in everyday life and get people online. Further information can be found on the citizens online website.
Computer training is available which covers how to set up email and how to use the internet. This can lead on to more in depth sessions once you’ve mastered the basics. Contact your local library for details.
Leeds Pathways is a site for young people wanting more information on learning, training and employment opportunities.
Nari Ekta is a training organisation funded by Leeds City Council and caters to specific training needs for Asian girls and women.