West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

[re]boot courses

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 January, mid February, 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.

IT Essentials (Cisco)

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Course provider: Leeds City College
Industry: Digital
Start date: Wednesday 5 February - Wednesday 20 May 2020 (updated dates)
Level: 3
Duration: 12 weeks - Wednesday evenings
Venue: Printworks Campus, Leeds City College, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JY

Course description:

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.

The course will offer a hands-on, career-oriented learning experience to help develop fundamental computer skills.

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

  • Individuals will 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.
  • Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance

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    Course provider: Kirklees College
    Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
    Dates:
    Monday 10-11 February,
    Wednesday 12–13 February,
    Monday 9–10 March,
    Wednesday 11–12 March or,
    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.

    Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

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    Course provider: Bradford College
    Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
    Dates: Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 February, or 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.

    Cisco IT Essentials

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    Course provider: Bradford College
    Industry: Digital
    Dates: Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 February 2020
    Level: 3
    Duration: Two full days
    Venue: Advanced Technology Campus, Bradford College, Randall Well St, Bradford BD7 1AL

    Course description:

    The ‘CISCO IT Essentials’ course is aimed at those already employed in an IT role. The course will develop the skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology professionals.

    The course will introduce fundamental skills in the areas of installation, configuration, troubleshooting (computers and mobile devices), identifying common threats and common problem resolution. The course will inspire confidence and is designed to challenge the individual, be relevant to their working day and provide a steer towards further and higher qualifications.

    Turning, Milling and Welding Techniques

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    Course provider: Leeds City College
    Industry: Engineering
    Start date: Tuesday 18 February
    End date: Thursday 20 February
    Duration: Three full days
    Level: 2

    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.

    Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries

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    Course provider: Wakefield College
    Industry: Construction
    Dates: Monday 24 February - April 2020
    Level: 2
    Duration: Eight weeks - Mondays 9am-8pm
    Venue: Wakefield College, Castleford Campus, WF10 4UA

    Course description:

    This course is suitable for employed or self employed individuals who have already received some basic construction training and are looking to enhance these skills.

    The aims of the qualification are to enable learners:

    • To gain work-related skills within the construction industries
    • To prepare for further training or employment within their chosen occupational area/s
    • To have an insight into the core activities within their chosen occupational area/s, ito be able to make informed decisions on future career choices.

    The course will cover two elements: working safely in construction through classroom study, and practical study in either bricklaying, carpentry and joinery or plumbing.

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