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Training For The Unemployed

East Durham College's Route to Employment

Are you over 19? Need help finding work? Looking for training to help you get the job of your dreams?

If so, by attending one of our Routes to Work courses, we can help you develop your skills and gain recognised qualifications - helping you back into work or improving your career prospects.

The other great news is that if you are claiming Job Seekers or Employment Support Allowance the courses are absolutely FREE to you.

All the courses include advice and guidance on preparation for job interviews, team building and job preparation skills - plus advice and support towards becoming self-employed.

Also look out for our specialist Pre-Employment Courses, running in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and local employers.

Current Free Courses

The Employability department currently have the following free short courses available for the unemployed who are 18+

  • Customer Service level 1 & 2
  • Retail level 1 & 2
  • Contact Centre level 1
  • Business Administration level 1
  • Go Live & Kick Start Employability courses
  • ITQ entry 3, level 1 & 2
  • Literacy & Numeracy entry level 3, level 1 & 2

New courses are being added all the time so please get in touch with the team to find out more details.

Contact Us

Contact our Employability Team on 0191 518 8390.