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Calling all Y11 students

Date Posted: Jul 15, 2019

Now you have left school do you think you could do with some additional help when it comes making the move from Year 11 to college, apprenticeships or employment?

DurhamWorks is a dedicated service to support young people aged 16-24 living in County Durham who are not in education, employment or training.

We are a partnership project between Durham County Council and nine organisations working together to offer information, advice and guidance to provide opportunities such as training, work experience and vacancy matching. We also offer tailored support to what a young person may need.

We w...


Train Tracks starts 17th July.

Date Posted: Jul 08, 2019

The programme looks at developing key skills through a range of exciting and challenging activities. It’s an opportunity for you to meet new people, develop skills and try new experiences.

During the programme you will receive support from our DurhamWorks advisers who will help you find your next steps into education, employment or training.

Train Tracks Key Information:

• Aimed for Year 11 leavers only

• Train Tracks time table 1 and ½ days per week over a 5 week period

• Starts on Wednesday 17th July and ends 15th August

• Location Stanley One Point Hub (Next to Louise Centre, opposi...


Kyle had no idea what to do, but then he found the Military.

Date Posted: Jun 25, 2019

Kyle Smith was a year 11 leaver with no plans or definite ideas of what he wanted to do for a career. He came into DurhamWorks as NEET and was allocated to DurhamWorks Progression Adviser, Tom Lynn.

After the initial meeting, Tom established that Kyle had family related issues that were holding him back. He was also unsure of where to look for information about what he could do in the future and what help was available. Kyle also had a number of personal, financial and opportunity related barriers that were stopping him from moving forward with his life.

Tom was able to support Kyle by remo...


Social Enterprise course Newton Aycliffe

Date Posted: Jun 25, 2019

The foundation Of Lights Social Enterprise course is coming to Newton Aycliffe on the 1st July.

During week 1, the course will cover Healthy Lifestyles, with exploring what makes a healthy body and mind and look at ways to stay healthy including planning fitness sessions and cooking healthy recipes.

Weeks 2 and 3 will require everyone to work as part of a group to plan an enterprise activity. This will provide them with the imporatnce of teamwork and how we can work creatively to plan a group project. The finally in week 4, participants will get to deliver and evaulate the enterprise project...


Production & Manufacturing Routeway for July

Date Posted: Jun 24, 2019

On the 1st July, Optimum Skills are offering an exciting routeway into production/manufacturing which includes qualifications to enable participants to progress into work. These include L2 award in Industrial Environmental Awareness, Food Production for Manufacturing and Health and Safety.

This programme is delivered through the completion of a workbook with a range of other practical activities. The qualification cover areas of work effectively, and health and safety in an industrial environment. This includes tutorials, videos, identifying dangers and discussions on the Health and Safety at...


Sport & Leisure Course coming to Stanley

Date Posted: Jun 21, 2019

Sport And Leisure Level 1 Award is coming to the Louisa Centre, Stanley on the 1st July.

The course runs every Monday and Tuesday, 10 - 3pm from July 1st until July 23rd 2019 with Foundation of Light.

The course will look at the following:

Week 1 How the Body Works – Gain an understanding of how the heart, lungs, muscles and skeleton work. Build a model showing how the circulatory system works.

Week 2 How the Body Works – Look at what makes a healthy diet, what the benefits of exercise are and take part in either cooking a healthy meal or basic first aid.

Week 3- Assisting a sports coach – ...


5 * Customer Service and Hospitality Routeways start Monday

Date Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Thirteen are currently recruiting for their Customer Service and Hospitality Routeways which are due to commence on 24 June at the following locations:

  • Customer Service – Ailington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET
  • Hospitality – Citizens Advice Office in Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee

Thirteens Routeways run monthly in different localities across County Durham. The routeways are open to 16-24 year olds in County Durham who meet the DurhamWorks eligibility criteria.

Training includes employer visits to share information on vacancies available.

Information will also be shared on ...


Games Design Course is Back with RAW

Date Posted: Jun 19, 2019

RAW Digital Training's Games Design course is back. Starting on the 17th June at Durham Amateur Rowing Club, participants will build their own game using industry standard software. They will be introduced to different roles within the sector and possible progression routes.

This course is perfect for those who are interested in a career in the games industry or digital creative industries.

The Course starts on Monday 17th June till Friday 21st June and is being held at Durham Amateur Rowing Club Green Ln, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JU, between from 10am till 4pm each day.

The course is a fun ...


Customer Service Course at Caterpillar

Date Posted: Jun 14, 2019

Every job, no matter what it is, requires a level of customer service. To ensure you have the 5 stars skills you need for your next step, sign up to the Foundation of Lights Level 1 Customer Service course.

The course runs every Monday and Tuesday from June 17th until Aug 5th, 10am until 3pm each day.

On the course you will learn the following:

Weeks 1-7 Mondays

Visit us at the Learning Centre of Light to look at the principles of customer service and take part in group work, workshops and lessons on what makes effective customer service and the importance of this to any organisation. Look at...


Become and Ethical Hacker with RAW Digital

Date Posted: Jun 13, 2019

RAW Digital Training Cyber Security course is an introduction to the highly growing sector whilst looking at the skills businesses need to combat cyber security. Anyone who completes the course will hear about progression routes from industry experts and local universities.

Everyone who attends the course will gain a GCHQ certificate as a result of attending which showcases all of the skills they've learnt.

This course is perfect for anybody looking at the cyber security industry and other I.T. or technical skills as it's very fun and practical.

The next Cyber Security course is being held fr...


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