FREE Courses for Unemployed Adults

NEW Programmes Starting Soon!

Sector Based Skills Academy – Business Administration – starting 6th Jan – click for details

Sector Based Skills Academy – Adult Social Care – starting 13th Jan – click for details

Welding Training – starting 13th Jan – click for details

To find out more call us on 01782 227650

Get the advice, help and support you need to get back into work!

  • Job related training and advice for adults seeking work in North Staffordshire.
  • We are a specialist college team dedicated to helping people to get the job they want.
  • We are based at Stoke on Trent College, Cauldon Campus where we have a team of advisers and training facilities especially for adults who are looking for work or to improve their skills.
  • We link with local Job Centre Plus to run Sector Based Work Academies that provide sector specific training, placement and guaranteed interviews with local employers
  • Stoke on Trent College has links to major employers and a wide range of job-related training.

The job that suits you

We’re here to help you find the job that suits you. You don’t need to have experience or qualifications, nor do you need to know precisely what you want to do. If you know which direction to take then we’ll help you get there…but if you’re uncertain our advisers will help you to decide and advise you of the local employment options and opportunities.

We have been helping adults into work for over 15 years, and our advisers are experienced in providing our clients with the right skills and opportunities to progress them into work or further education.

Our courses

We offer courses in many work-related areas including:

  • Food Safety
  • IT
  • Administration
  • Healthcare
  • Literacy
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • New Leaf – support to return to work after bringing up your family.  For more information click here

For more information on the range of courses available please take a look at our Skills Catalogue

How to find us

We are based at:

Stoke on Trent College
Cauldon Campus
Stoke Road, Shelton
Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DG

For details tel 01782 227650 or email us


Nicole – Sector Based Academy, Business Administration

Nicole’s job centre referred her to our basic IT course initially and she completed this course leading her to want to complete our Sector Based Academy in Business Administration. During these courses, Nicole spoke to her tutor regarding how she could access university that was an ambition of hers.  She thought that she did not have enough UCAS points but was excited to discover that our short courses are unitised and each carried credits that can be used towards her accumulated points. With the qualifications, she had both old and new she found she had enough credits to apply for several university courses, which she did and undeterred by an initial rejection from Manchester, she continued to apply during the administration course with the support from her tutor Gladys. Nicole has been offered a place at the University of South Wales, starting in September. Nicole said-“I am so happy and pleased to have managed to get into university, something I did not think possible at the beginning of the year. I am really looking forward to a new chapter in my life”. Gladys said-“It has been a pleasure to teach Nicole and I am so happy she is now able to fulfil her dream of going to University”.... Read more
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