West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

[re]boot courses

COVID-19: Please continue to enquire about the opportunities within the [re]boot project. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, our training providers are working hard to find ways to deliver training as part of this WYCC/ESF project. Some standard methods of delivery and scheduled training dates will be disrupted during this time, but we will put you in touch with the training provider who can discuss dates, delivery method and content.

These FREE (fully-funded) short courses can fit around your existing work or family commitments and help you to gain employment or skills in construction, engineering or digital industries and roles.

What's in it for you?
Gain new skills and qualifications and improve your chances of progressing your career. Our colleges can offer courses from Level 2 up to Level 4. Courses will include: classroom study, peer mentoring, confidence building and visits to the workplace dependent on your chosen course. All [re]boot courses have been developed in partnership with local employers to ensure you are taught current and needed skills for employment.

Who can apply? (eligibility)
These courses are available for adults aged 18 and over. Are you:

  • employed and would like to develop new skills to progress your career?
  • considering a career change?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above then [re]boot could be for you. See below for further course information. These courses are listed in order of start date.

This project supports Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) all-age careers and inspiration campaign, #futuregoals, by providing relevant content and practical courses to address the skills shortages in our region.[re]boot is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Introductory Award Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Course provider: Wakefield College
Industry: Construction
Dates: Mid March and mid April 2020
Level: 3
Duration: Two weeks
Venue: ASIC Centre Margaret Street, Wakefield

Course description:

This course is aimed at people currently working in the sector looking to develop a knowledge on BIM or those working as tradespersons looking to gain a technical insight/skill.

Learners will gain knowledge of fundamental concepts associated with BIM; from knowledge of key terminology to the principles and standards associated with BIM implementation in the UK. They will develop an understanding of the drivers leading to BIM implementation, the barriers to success and the benefits that can be gained.

Learners will then be able to progress to Implementation of BIM, which provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to support decision making, to plan the introduction of BIM in an organisation, and learn about the implementation process.

Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance

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Course provider: Kirklees College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates:
Monday 20–21 April.

Level: 2
Duration: Either two (five hour) days, or three evening sessions - a total of 10 hours learning
Venue: Engineering Centre, Turnbridge Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6AG

Course description:

This course is for people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles in a routine maintenance situation. The course will develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system (not voltage components or systems).

The course will be made up of theory and practical sessions and could lead to the Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement.

Step into Digital

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Course provider: Calderdale College
Industry: Digital
Dates: TBC
Level: 1/2
Duration: 12 weeks (alternate Mondays and Tuesdays 6pm -8.45pm)
Venue: Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3UZ

Course description:

An introduction to the digital sector and the roles within it - Software Development, Digital Infrastructure, Web Development, Digital Marketing and Data Analysis. An introduction to 'Agile' and the ethos, along with developing skills in problem solving and team working.

The course will include group sessions, one-one support and remote learning. Learners will be expected to commit to at least three hours per week in addition to the sessions.

On completion of the course, you will be able to progress your learning within the following specialisms:

  • Software Development
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Web Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analysis

Or you may be able to progress to an entry level job within the digital sector.

Turning, Milling and Welding Techniques

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Engineering
Start date: w/c Monday 6 April
Duration: Three full days (days TBC)
Level: 2 (unit of)

Course description:

The training session offered in this project will provide instruction and guidance on producing an engineered product from the planning and design stage through to completion.

Learners can take advantage of being able to use the college’s milling machines, lathe machines, fabrication and welding equipment.

Further to the practical training session, we will also look in detail at the different career opportunities that are available within engineering and how these can be accessed.

The session will conclude with a presentation of the final product and a summary of the skills developed.

This course is aimed at those currently in engineering sector interested in gaining additional skills and progression and those interested in moving into the engineering sector.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

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Course provider: Bradford College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April
Level: 2
Duration: Two full days
Venue: Bowling Back Lane – Bradford College

Course description:

This course is designed for candidates who need to know more of the safety precautions to be taken when working on or near a high voltage hybrid. Therefore this applies to both automotive technicians and emergency services staff. Candidates must already be employed in the motor vehicle industry.

An initial assessment of each candidate will be carried out to identify if the candidate has any specific training needs, if they need any guidance and if they have already completed a unit/credit which is applicable to the qualification.

The course will be broken down into three learning outcomes, which is broken down further into specific assessment criteria:

Learning outcome 1 – Know hybrid system components and operation.

Learning outcome 2 – Know how to work safely on hybrid and related vehicle systems.

Learning outcome 3 – Know how to carry out maintenance and repair activities when working on Hybrid Vehicles.

Introduction to Web Development

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Course provider: Harrogate College (part of Luminate Education Group)
Industry: Digital
Dates: Monday 20 April - Monday 18 May 2020 (Monday evenings)
Level: 2 (unit)
Venue: Harrogate College, Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8QT

Course description:

Suitable for individuals who are interested in building new skills to progress their careers in web development, or individuals considering a change into a digital role.

This course covers the creation and maintenance of websites is critical to most organisations. Web development is important role in the digital sector, with many organisations employing in-house web developers or utilising web developer skills via a digital agency.

This short course will provide an introduction to web development which includes providing participants with information on the uses and features of websites. As part of the course, participants will design, develop and test a website, and review the finished website.

Websites and databases, linking them together

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: TBC Tuesday 21 April - Tuesday 16 June (Tuesdays 9.30am- 4.30pm), or Wednesday 22 April - Thursday 18 June (Wednesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Level: 2
Venue: TBC

Course description:

Learn how to link websites and databases together using simple HTML and PHP code. You will edit, organise and structure information in a database and manipulate it using code to provide additional functionality to a website. You learn to use software tools to run queries and produce reports.

Using Collaborative Technology to Support Remote Working

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: TBC
Level: 2
Venue: TBC

Course description:

Do you want to work remotely and collaboratively with others online? Using Google G Suite, this course will teach you to choose the right technology, to set up IT devices and tools to meet your needs and to keep safe online.

Developing Digital Presentation Skills From Slides to Sites

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: TBC
Level: 2
Venue: TBC

Course description:
Learn to create a professional slide presentation using Google G Suite, and set up a Google Site which includes the presentation and other documents you want to share.

Digital Data Analysis Incorporating an Introduction to Coding

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: W/C Monday 6 April 2020
Level: 2
Venue: Online learning (from home)

Course description:

The course ‘Digital Data Analysis incorporating an introduction to coding’ recognises the importance of data analytics in the workplace. The course will work from a foundation of strong spreadsheet skills and develop confidence in developing functionality skills by using programming techniques.

Objectives: By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit & organise numerical and other data
  • Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements
  • Use tools and techniques to present format and publish spreadsheet information
  • Develop introductory programming techniques to manipulate data within the spreadsheet.

Enhancing technical support skills

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Course provider: Shipley College
Industry: Digital
Dates: TBC
Level: 2
Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

Course description:

This course teaches you how to set up an IT system and to protect hardware, software and data for example using effective backup procedures and minimising security risks.

Technical IT Essentials CISCO

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Dates: Wednesday 13 May - Wednesday 26 August 2020 (Wednesday evenings)
Level: 3
Venue: Printworks Campus, Leeds City College, Hunslet Road,
Leeds, LS10 1JY

Course description:

The course will offer a hands-on, career-oriented learning experience to help individuals develop fundamental computer skills and prepare them for entry into ICT careers.

The Cisco IT Essentials course could be an exciting first step that leads to a new career within the digital sector, or enables you to further develop your career in this industry.

This course has an emphasis on practical activities to help individuals develop fundamental skills around computer hardware, mobile device hardware, software, and concepts of networking and security.

  • This course will enable individuals to learn to: install, configure, and troubleshoot computers and mobile devices; identify common security threats like phishing and spoofing; and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment.
  • This course is suitable for employed individuals who want to build new skills to progress their careers, or for individuals considering a career change into supporting IT infrastructure in a digital age.
  • Upskill technical support skills with Cisco

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    Course provider: Shipley College
    Industry: Digital
    Dates: Tuesday 19 May - Tuesday 28 September (Tuesdays 3pm-5.30pm)
    Level: 2
    Venue: Shipley College, Saltaire

    Course description:

    Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot both computers and mobile devices. You will develop problem solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

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