Employment Support

If you’re unemployed, we have a huge range of advice, support, training and courses to help you.

The below short courses have been designed to help you retrain, or upskill to start a career within a new industry.

They are FREE if you are unemployed, receiving universal credit, job seeker’s allowance, employment support allowance, or if you attend a work-related activity group.

We have worked with local employers and support services such as Jobcentre Plus, to create these courses to support you directly back into work.

The Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAP) also include a work placement or experience of work and guaranteed job interview for a live vacancy.

All of these courses are intense 1 or 2 week long courses, normally running 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. If you are looking for part-time courses for adults please click here.

We also offer individual coaching and mentoring when required, to find out about this and all the opportunities available, to support you back into work, book a FREE 1:1 employment support advice session.

Employment Support and Course Advice

Our friendly, qualified team are offering FREE 30 minute careers and course advice sessions to help get you into work. Book yours today.

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Meet the Team

Debbie - Lecturer

On a daily basis I work with adult learners and support them back into employment or further training. If you are looking to take those first steps back into work or perhaps you are looking to re-train to work in another sector or refresh your existing skills, I will be here to support and guide you to help you reach those goals....

I have worked at Weston College since October 2014, I started as a work-based assessor supporting apprentices achieve their qualifications in Customer Service and Business Administration before moving to my current team in September 2018.


Juliette - Learning Support Assistant

You will see me on the Changes for Life programme, where we make positive changes in people’s lives as a result from being on the course. We will work together to help develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours that will assist you towards making positive changes that will support you to achieve your goals and into future employment....

Over the years I have had various job roles in various sectors and adopted many roles such as, baby sitter, kitchen porter, care assistant, waitress, bar person, chef, restaurant manager, sales consultant, store manager, learning and development coach (Dreams Beds), resident liaison officer (Renewable Energy).

I joined the College on a two-week Customer Service course, after being made redundant. I then volunteered for a week supporting learners, before adopting a full-time role as a Learning Support Assistant. After four and a half years, I then became a Tutor/Lecturer within the department.


Laura - Tutor

I have been at the college for nearly 9 years and I am extremely passionate about developing students and helping them to build their own confidence and skills into potential employment. If you need employability support such as interview skills, CV’s and job applications, development of English skills such as reading, writing and communication or want to enhance your customer skills then I am here and happy to help....

In addition to my teaching role, I am also a teaching, learning and assessment coach, which allows me to help develop the quality of teaching and learning across our college.

Digital skills, business admin and sector work academies to help you progress into employment with a specific employer and range industries including: care, construction, retail, administration and security to name but a few.


John - Curriculum Innovation and Quality Lead

We work with adult learners and supports them back into employment or increase skills for those that would like to upskill. We offer offering support and guidance alongside sector specific qualifications. I also oversee all of the delivery in the department and deliver on courses such as Self-Employment and KickStart....

My work history includes running businesses in hospitality, engineering and electronic manufacturing, retail, the automotive industry, and education. At present alongside my role at Weston College I deliver courses supporting school governors.


Frank - Tutor

I have been a tutor here myself since 2011. Being part of the Employment Services team I teach a variety of courses from Customer Service to Bookkeeping and in recent years have taken qualifications in...

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, Health and Safety in the Workplace and Specific Learning Difficulties to support my delivery.


Marsha - Tutor

I have been privileged to work with many employers during my time in this role including the NHS, training learners from all backgrounds to become lay Vaccinators to help support the country during the Covid-19 Pandemic....

My career started at 35,000ft, flying long haul and has taken me all over the world. Since then, I have worked in recruitment and in-house training and development. I took my first steps into education as an NVQ Assessor but I’m now really enjoying teaching courses and working with learners to support them back into work. I also work voluntarily in my spare time helping those struggling with addiction.

Like life the path has many ups and downs and can be really challenging at times but amazing too. If you are looking to take those first steps back into work or perhaps you are looking to re-train to work in another sector or refresh your existing skills. I will be here to support and guide you to help you reach those goals.


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What Our Students Say


Michael Williams

Alliance Homes: "In partnership with Weston College, we have established the award-winning Care Academy, which helped Alliance Living Care to access a new talent pool of 50+ staff."


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