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COVID-19: Many of the courses are available via online learning - see venue for details.

To support those who have been made redundant due to the COVID-19 crisis, [re]boot courses are now available. Places for the unemployed may be limited however and proof of redundancy will be required.

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.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to join a course if you are over the age of 18, employed, furloughed, at risk of, or facing redundancy and live in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York.

If you are employed and would like to develop new skills to progress your career or you are considering a career change, [re]boot could be for you.

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.

*Please note: Individuals may undertake multiple courses however only one course can be fully-funded (free). Any subsequent courses will be charged at full cost.

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Digital Marketing: How to Use Metrics and Analytics

Course provider: Leeds City College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Tuesday 13 April 2021

Level: 3

Duration: Six weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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Digital Marketing: How to Use Metrics and Analytics

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to understand and use data that is vital in supporting digital marketing campaigns.

You will gain an understanding in how analytics can be used to optimise digital marketing campaigns, and how metrics of digital marketing are generated.

This course can lead to employment in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Digital Marketing, Pay Per Click and Online Content Developer roles.

How will I learn?

Four weeks teaching and two weeks to complete and hand in assignment. Tuesday evenings 6-7.30pm

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Communication and Presentation of Data

Course provider: Shipley College

Industry: Digital

Dates: Thursday 15 April

Level: 2

Duration: Three weeks

Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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Communication and Presentation of Data

This course is for you if:

  • you are considering entering the career pathway of data analysis
  • you want to learn how to design effective data visualisations

During this course, the learner will learn how to communicate data through various visualisations. They will understand the importance of encrypting data .

By the end they will be able to Demonstrate the following types of data visualisation:

  • bar graph
  • line graph
  • dual axis chart
  • stacked bar graph
  • pie chart
  • scatter plot chart
  • histogram
  • Successful learners can progress on to:
    • a full Level 2 Certificate in Data analytics
    • Level 2 spreadsheets
    • Level 2 IT User
  • How will I study?

    Thursday afternoons for 3 weeks 1- 3 pm starting on Thursday 15th April.

    You will be expected to complete activities in between each session, for which there will be online tutorial support.

    You will need access to the Internet and Google Workspace (G Suite)

    Your learning will be online with a tutor and you will benefit from support from the Tutor for the duration of the course.

    You will learn using practical exercises which will help to provide evidence for your digital portfolio.

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    Digital Skills for Remote Working

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Tuesday 13 April

    Level: 2

    Duration: Seven weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Digital Skills for Remote Working

    This course is for you if you have been engaging with zoom or google meets online, but are not familiar with how to set them up yourself, or how to collaborate with colleagues online.

    Using cloud based resources, you will develop confidence in working remotely and support job applications where this type of working has become the norm.

    During this course, the learner will learn how to:

    • be able to communicate socially and professionally using technology
    • know how to communicate effectively via email in a personal or business context
    • be able to communicate and collaborate using online meeting and collaboration tools

    Successful learners can progress on to:

    • the full NCFE Level 2 Certificate in digital skills for work
    • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding
    • Level 2 Business Administrator apprenticeship

    How will I study?

    Online weekly teaching sessions with a tutor.

    Support from the tutor for the duration of the course.

    You will learn using practical exercises which will help to provide evidence for your digital portfolio.

    Access to the Internet and use of a laptop or device to join and participate in google class activities.

    A digital portfolio of evidence will be developed across the weeks. The tutor will discuss this in more detail in the pre-enrolment meeting.

    This course will take place on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm Google Meet and Zoom with a tutor.

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    Get Professionally Certified with Spreadsheets

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Thursday 15 April

    Level: 2

    Duration: Eight weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Get Professionally Certified with Spreadsheets

    This course is for you if:

    • you are keen to develop skills using spreadsheets to analyse data or for financial purposes
    • you want to gain a professional Microsoft Certificate to prove to Employers your competency with spreadsheets

    During this course, you will learn how to :

    • Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
    • Manage Data Cells and Ranges
    • Create Tables
    • Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions
    • Create Charts and Objects

    The course is practical, with many examples to develop skills and build confidence.

    Once the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel exam is passed, the learner will be able to analyse data in a way that contributes to the decision making processes of every company.

    Successful learners can progress on to the full Microsoft Office Specialist vendor qualification, Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

    Successful learners can progress onto the Microsoft Office expert and MOS masters qualification.

    How will I study?

    Online weekly teaching sessions with a Tutor.

    Ongoing support from the Tutor for the duration of the course.

    Combination of on-line course material, exams and tutor led sessions.

    Independent learning required with 1:1 support where required.

    Thursday evening each week, from 6-9pm online plus an exam on Thursday 17 June.

    You will be expected to complete online activities in between each session, for which there will be online tutorial support. The course also includes a number of practice exams to prepare you for the real exams.

    Note: You will require access to Internet and use of a laptop or device which will run Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019 or Office 365 - As a Shipley College enrolled student you will have the option to install Office 365 as part of the course,(the Tutor can advise at the pre-course meeting).

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    Step Into Programming

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Monday 12 April

    Level: 2

    Duration: Seven weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Step Into Programming

    This course is for you if:

    • you are considering entering the career pathway of software development.
    • you want to try out coding to see if it is something you can do.

    During this course, the learner will learn how to code. They will also gain knowledge of different coding types and the advantages and disadvantages of their use.

    By the end you will:

    • know about different coding types
    • procedural
    • event driven
    • multi-paradigm
    • understand what is meant by compiled and interpreted code
    • understand what is meant by a pure function
    • be able to write programs

    Successful learners can progress on to:

    • a full Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding qualification
    • other digital qualifications
    • apply for a digital apprenticeship such as Level 3 Information Communication Technician or Level 3 Digital Marketer

    How will I study?

    Online weekly teaching sessions with a Tutor

    Ongoing support from the Tutor for the duration of the course.

    You will learn using practical exercises which will help to provide evidence for your digital portfolio.

    One evening a week, Monday 6-9pm online starting on Monday 12 April.

    You will be expected to complete activities in between each session, for which there will be online tutorial support.

    Note: Access to the Internet and Google Workspace (G Suite) is required.

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    Creative Digital Media Production

    Course provider: Harrogate College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Thursday 29 April

    Level: 1/2

    Duration: 12 weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Creative Digital Media Production

    This course is for individuals who want to develop their digital media production skills and techniques. It's also for individuals considering a career in digital media production and/or developing digital media production skills in relation to current employment and progression within their existing organisations.

    The course is certificated and provides participants with the skills needed to plan and produce creative digital content particularly in the form of video/film, a medium used globally in relation to digital marketing, digital education and information sharing. This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your own creative digital media product (film/video), with support from fellow participants and your tutor.

    The course will provide participants with the sector specific knowledge and skills that prove aptitude in creative media production such as pre-production, production and post-production processes and techniques.

    Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or consider a move into roles requiring digital media production, including digital marketing.

    How will I learn?

    The course will be interactive, with 1:1 sessions to support individual students where applicable. Taking place weekly Thursdays 6 - 8pm for twelve weeks.


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    Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    Course provider: Keighley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Tuesday 27 April

    Level: 2

    Duration: Eight weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    This course is for anyone who would like to build new skills in search engine optimisation to improve their own digital promotion knowledge and skill set. It's also for those considering a career in the digital sector and/or developing digital skills in relation to current employment and progression within their existing organisations.

    The course is certificated and provides participants with the skills needed to work and operate SEO within digital promotion professions. It is also ideal for those considering a career in digital promotion, a fast growing field where skilled professionals are in demand. The course will provide participants with the tools and techniques to attract customers to a business and convert searches to sales.

    Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or consider a move into a digital promotion or SEO role, possibly leading to other opportunities in the digital marketing sector.

    How will I learn?

    The course will be interactive, with tutor lead online lessons and 1:1 sessions to support individual students. Taking place weekly Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30pm - 6:30pm.

    27/4/2021 - 16/6/2021

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    Introduction to Welding

    Course provider: Harrogate College

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: W/C Monday 10 May

    Level: 1

    Duration: 10 weeks

    Venue: Harrogate College

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    Introduction to Welding

    This course is for anyone looking to learn basic welding techniques and skills, helping individuals advance in their career and gain practical experience in welding. This could encompass those who work in or are interested in working in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, robotics, engineering or other skilled trades.

    The course is certificated and provides participants with the skills needed to work with and operate welding equipment. A great starting point for anyone looking to gain new engineering skills, this course will provide learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to complete a number of tasks using Metal Inert Gas welding techniques.

    Upon completion individuals may be able to progress within their current role or move into a new industry, such as construction, engineering or manufacturing.

    How will I learn?

    Various methods adapted to need including tutor-led, group support, learning material provided with hands on practical activities.

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    18th Edition - Requirements for Electrical Installations

    Course provider: Harrogate College

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: Tuesday 1 June

    Level: 3

    Duration: Four days

    Venue: Harrogate College

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    18th Edition - Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018

    This course is for practising electricians, allied professionals and those employed in related trades who need to update their knowledge and understanding of the latest IET wiring regulations.

    The course is certificated and provides participants with up-to-date knowledge and theoretical understanding of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations needed to work and operate within the electrical industry. Course content includes updates from the 17th Edition, and information on fundamental principles, safety, equipment, inspection, testing and installation.

    Upon completion, individuals may be able to progress within their current role and secure work with larger companies and agencies that require an 18th Edition Qualification. By enabling electricians to register onto a competent persons scheme and the new ECS Check System, this course will open new doors for learners, enabling them to access better opportunities and job security.

    How will I learn?

    Various methods adapted to need including tutor-led, group support, learning material provided with hands on practical activities

    Some prior electrical installation knowledge is required.

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    Publish, Integrate and Share – Using Social Media

    Course provider: Calderdale College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Friday 26 February

    Level: 2

    Duration: Eight weeks (max)

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Publish, Integrate and Share – Using Social Media

    This training is suitable for participants who want an introduction to publishing, sharing and integrating information via social media.

    Overview of Training

    The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding to publish, integrate and share using social media. Participants will be able to identify the main networks and their features used in social media and why they would be used. Participants will also explore the risks and benefits of networking on social media for an organisation.

    The following areas will be covered

    1. Knowledge of the current social media networks used to publish, integrate and share online
    2. Understanding of how social media is used by individuals, organisations/businesses, governments and social groups
    3. Understanding of best practice for safe social networking
    4. Understanding the need for safety and security practices

    Impact for participants

    • Develop skills to improve knowledge of social media networks
    • Confidence to use social media appropriately representing the organisation
    • Improve understanding of the safe and secure social networking practices
    • Improve understanding of the legal constraints associated with upload and download of digital content
    • Embedded themes
  • Ethics
    • Legal considerations
    • Health and Safety
    • Stress Management
    • British Values
  • Participants will gain the basic skills and understanding to publish and share information via social networks which could be an introduction in to a career within the digital marketing sector.

    How will I learn?

    Independent online learning with support from the course facilitator as required via on-line portal, e-mail or telephone.

    Participants must have computer and internet access, course must be completed within eight weeks of start date (they must work through an on-line workbook and submit all answers within 8 weeks).

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    Introduction to Cyber Security and Digital Threats

    Course provider: Leeds City College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Wednesday 10 March

    Level: 2

    Duration: Six weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Introduction to Cyber Security and Digital Threats

    The course is aimed at anyone with a keen interest in IT and cyber security.

    Some prior knowledge or experience in this field would be beneficial.

    A good fit for you if you enjoy solving puzzles, are passionate about technology, and like working in teams.

    The course will cover an understanding of the latest digital threats and how to mitigate them within a business environment.

    Upon completion, the learner will have improved knowledge and awareness of cyber security principles including digital threats.

    A successful candidate will be able to apply this knowledge in a business environment to plan, implement and maintain cyber security solutions around the latest cyber threats.

    Progression

    Progression into an entry level cyber security role or continued study at level 3 in the subject area.

    How will I study?

    Four remote sessions (two hours) - Wednesdays – 6:30-8:30pm
    Interactive tutor-led online learning
    Self-paced learning materials
    Home study between sessions
    Assessment preparation and completion (two weeks)

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    Open Systems IT Management

    Course provider: Leeds City College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Tuesday 9 March

    Level: 2

    Duration: Three weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Open Systems IT Management

    Gain a Level 2 qualification in Open Systems IT Management that is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in computer systems and networking.

    This course is aimed at people who have some knowledge using computers and who are looking to build their knowledge & understanding of Open Systems such as Linux.

    The course prepares students to gain a Level 2 qualification in Understanding Global Software Communities and their Products

    You will learn how to:

    1. Understand community philosophy and ethics.

    • Describe the principles of software freedom.
    • Compare open source and closed source licenses.
    • Describe the distribution methods for open-source software.
    • Explain differences in open-source licenses.

    2. Know key software platforms and associated applications.

    • Identify large scale open-source projects.
    • Explain differences between software platforms
    • Explain the terms platform, cross-platform and application.
    • Explain the terms distro, cycle, beta, release candidate, repository and library.
    • Describe computer development languages and supporting tools.
    • Identify open-source applications that are equivalent to closed source products in the workplace.
    • Identify embedded systems and describe their function.

    Earning a Level 2 certification can help students differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities and result in higher earning potential.staff in IT departments increase their productivity and value by having better knowledge of today’s open systems software (99% of the world’s top super computers use Linux).

    Progression

    Progress on to hands-on Linux courses and further qualifications to enhance progression or job prospects.

    How will I study?

    Three remote sessions (2hrs)
    Home study between sessions
    Assignment

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    Remote Working Skills with Mailchimp Marketing Taster

    Course provider: Calderdale College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Throughout February, register for more details

    Level: 3 (unit)

    Duration: One month

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Remote Working Skills with Mailchimp Marketing Taster

    In these uncertain times, remote working has become vital to enable businesses to continue to function and communicate effectively.

    This online course will introduce participants to a broad range of remote working, skills tips and techniques, with an additional focus on personal wellbeing and work/life balance enabling them to develop working practices to increase their efficiency and maximise return on time invested for themselves and their employer.

    Impact for employees

    Employees will:

    • Gain the digital skills and knowledge required to reduce the constraints faced with remote digital working
    • Develop an understanding of how to effectively manage work/life balance when working remotely
    • Achieve unit accreditation from ILM in working remotely, demonstrating a range of the key digital skills that are in high demand in today’s labour market

    Impact for employers:

    • Increased efficiency of individuals and teams that are working remotely
    • Supporting employee wellbeing and motivation, when operating remotely
    • Development of a workforce that harnesses the endless opportunities of digital remote working

    Assessment Task:

    Participants will be required to provide an outline of the advantages and disadvantages for both businesses and remote workers of operating remotely. They will extend this with an explanation of how a range of constraints on operating remotely impact on both the enterprise and the remote worker. Participants will then describe the principal features of how to maximise a range of opportunities for businesses by working remotely.

    In addition to course content, 'wrap around' content will be provided focusing on Mailchimp. This will enable remote workers to bring their audience data, marketing channels, and insights together so they can reach their goals more effectively. With Mailchimp, remote workers can promote their business across email, social, landing pages, postcards, and more.

    Following this course you may be more likely to progress into roles where you are largely working independently (freelance roles, for example), roles that require the knowledge and skills to use and manage digital information, roles requiring an understanding of digital marketing.

    How will you study?

    You will need to commit to three hours study and eight hours for assignment completion and submission (total 11 hours).

    All participants will have access to a named course facilitator, online forums and progress reviews.

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    Data Analytics Within a Business Environment

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Monday 12 April (new start date)

    Level: 2

    Duration: Mondays ,Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks (9am-4pm)

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Data Analytics Within a Business Environment

    This qualification is ideal if you are working in a customer service environment and need to upskill on using spreadsheets and working with data.

    Results for you

    • Improve your knowledge and skills using data
    • Put new skills into practice in your own role
    • Build your customer service skills
    • Gain a Level 2 customer service qualification

    The purpose of this short course is to develop both the customer service and data analysis skills of Team members responsible for capturing and processing other people’s data.

    The introduction to data analysis will be developed using spreadsheets.

    Data Management Session 1:

    Develop an understanding of the fundamental characteristics of data

    • Data types
    • Sources of data: internal and external
    • Gathering data
    • Storing data
    • Keeping data secure

    Data Management Session 2:

    Develop an understanding of how the data is processed

    • Collecting,
    • Collating,
    • Manipulating Formatting and
    • Data Integrity
    • Validating data for processing and further analysis by others

    Data Management Session 3:

    Develop an understanding of the power of the data

    • Presenting data through tables, charts & graphs
    • Interpreting the data
    • Data Insights

    Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including Level 2 Spreadsheets, Level 2 IT Users, Customer Service Level 3.

    How will I study?

    Six online teaching sessions

    Individual study using revision guides and resources

    Online sessions will take place from 9am-4pm on: Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th, Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd April. Exam planned to take place on the 22nd April (depending on Lockdown).

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    Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

    Course provider: Bradford College

    Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

    Dates: Thursday 27 and Friday 28 January

    Level: 2

    Duration: Two full days

    Venue: Bowling Back Lane Motor vehicle Centre

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    Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

    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.

    Covid19 induction on arrival and social distancing measures in place.

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    Award in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

    Course provider: Leeds College of Building

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: TBC

    Level: 3

    Venue: Southbank Campus, Off Cudbear Street, Leeds, LS10 1EF

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    Award in 3D Computer Aided Design

    This course is specifically aimed at potential candidates who are already practising and experienced draftspersons who are looking to move into or improve on digital methods of drawing production using AutoCAD in 2D or 3D.

    The 3D Level is suitable for those who have already completed a 2D AutoCAD course previously

    The 3D CAD - Computer Aided Design level 3 award is for the more experienced users of 2D AutoCAD who wish to extend their knowledge of 3D drawing techniques.

    The course introduces the 2D user of AutoCAD to creating 3D surface and solid modelling techniques.

    Upon completion of the course/gaining this qualification, learners can move directly into CAD technician roles.

    How will I study?


    Teacher led hands on exercises in a self-paced style developing level of difficulty as course progresses.

    Learners progress through worked examples designed to gradually extend knowledge and application, culminating in externally set practical assignments and written short answer tests.

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    Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

    Course provider: Leeds College of Building

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: TBC

    Level: 3

    Venue: Southbank Campus, Off Cudbear Street, Leeds, LS10 1EF

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    Award in 2D Computer Aided Design

    This course is specifically aimed at potential candidates who are already practising and experienced draftspersons who are looking to move into or improve on digital methods of drawing production using AutoCAD in 2D or 3D.

    The course is suitable for anyone who is currently undertaking drawing by hand or is using other software. The course will specifically help to enhance the use of AutoCAD software at 2D Level.

    The 2D CAD - Computer Aided Design level 3 award is designed for those with an understanding of working drawings and drawing practices and standards within their industry, but with limited experience of 2D Computer Aided Design.

    The course focuses on the essential skills needed to use Computer Aided Design software.

    Upon completion of the course/gaining this qualification, learners can move directly into CAD technician roles.

    How will I study?

    Teacher led hands on exercises in a self-paced style developing level of difficulty as course progresses.

    Learners progress through worked examples designed to gradually extend knowledge and application, culminating in externally set practical assignments and written short answer tests.

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    C&G Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations

    Course provider: Leeds College of Building

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: TBC - please register your interest

    Level: 3

    Duration: Three consecutive days

    Venue: Leeds College of Building –South Bank 2 Campus

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    C&G Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations

    C&G Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671:2018

    This course is specifically aimed at potential candidates who are already practising and experienced electricians with existing and specific qualifications in electrical work, who now need to update their certification to meet the latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. Alternatively, the course is also suited to newly qualified electricians who needs to gain this certificate, or those that have been out of the industry for a while and wish to return.

    Teacher led discussions and questioning, utilising PowerPoints, handouts, interactive white board etc

    Formative assessment, learners and tutors to reviews/feedback on what went well and what could be improved?

    The IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) are the definitive

    standards for the electrical industry in respect of safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. They set the requirements and operating criteria for the UK and correspond to EC standards and are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS 7671).

    It is intended to ensure that individuals are conversant with the format, content and application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018.

    To deliver a refresher on some common regulations and highlight the main changes to BS7671 2018.

    During the study, learners will focus on meeting the standards of the latest IET Wiring Regulations, including, essential aspects of the safety, selection and erection of electrical equipment Inspection and testing.

    Upon completion of the course/gaining this qualification, learners can move directly into paid employment or progress into a higher paid work.

    The qualification develops skills and knowledge of learners to a high standard which is highly recognised by the industry.

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    Essential Spreadsheet Skills

    Course provider: Leeds City College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Wednesday 28 April

    Level: 2

    Duration: Four weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Essential Spreadsheet Skills Level 2

    This course is aimed at people who have some previous experience of using Microsoft Excel.

    You should be familiar with and able to:

    Open and create an Excel workbook.

    Understand what a formula is used for.

    Navigate to find files on your computer.

    Have an equivalent of L1 maths (pre-GCSE) or higher.

    The course prepares students to gain a Level 2 qualification Spreadsheet Software.

    You will learn how to:

    Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data.

    • identify what numerical and other data is needed in the spreadsheet and how it should be structured.
    • enter and edit numerical and other data accurately.
    • store and retrieve spreadsheet files effectively
    • combine and link data across worksheets.

    Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements.

    • identify how to summarise and display the required information.
    • use functions and formulas to meet calculation requirements.
    • use spreadsheet tools and techniques to summarise and display information.


    Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.

    • select and use appropriate tools and techniques to format spreadsheet cells, rows, and columns.
    • identify which chart or graph type to use to display information.
    • select and use appropriate tools and techniques to generate, develop and format charts and graph.
    • select and use appropriate page layout to present and print spreadsheet information.
    • check spreadsheet information meets needs, using IT tools and making corrections as appropriate.
    • describe how to find errors in spreadsheet formulas.
    • respond appropriately to any problems with spreadsheets.

    Earning a Level 2 certification can help

    • students differentiate themselves in today’s competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities and result in higher earning potential; and
    • staff in an organisation increase their productivity and value by having better knowledge of today’s essential business tools within Microsoft Office.
    • Progress on to Microsoft Office Specialist training and certification.

    How will I study?

    Daytime course or evening course:

    • Six remote sessions (two hrs)
    • Home study between sessions
    • Exam preparation and exam (two weeks)

    You will learn through:

    • Tutor-led online learning
    • On-line videos
    • Hands on practical activities
    • Revision papers

    Please note: You will need to have a computer with Microsoft Office Excel installed and access to the internet for the tutoring sessions.

    Wednesdays 7-9pm, four weeks

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    Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness (L1)

    Course provider: Leeds City College

    Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

    Dates: Several dates per month - enquire now

    Level: 1

    Duration: One day

    Venue: Leeds City College Printworks Campus

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    Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness (L1)

    This course will provide an introduction to the electric/hybrid vehicle industry sector, enabling individuals to work safely within their role, or future employment in relation to this growing industry sector. The course is suitable for individuals who have a keen interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely in the automotive industry recognising the increase in electric/hybrid vehicles.

    Training will include:

    Types of electric/hybrid vehicles.

    Hazards associated with motor vehicle high energy electrical systems.

    Working safely around electric/hybrid vehicles including charging.

    This course could lead to roles within Vehicle Maintenance / Engineering or further study at higher levels.

    How will I learn?

    You will learn through group-based delivery of practical and theory based skills.

    Safety measures will be in place based on government guidance at the time of the course.

    Courses will run multiple times each month from October 2020. Please enquire for dates.

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    Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities (L2)

    Course provider: Leeds City College

    Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

    Dates: Several dates per month - enquire now

    Level: 2

    Duration: Two days

    Venue: Leeds City College Printworks Campus

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    Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities (L2)

    This short course will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles whilst carrying out routine maintenance and repair activities (not voltage components or systems). This may include vehicles that may have or had damage to their high energy/electrical system. Specifically the course covers:

    electric/hybrid vehicle system components and operation

    hazards surrounding electric/hybrid vehicles

    how to reduce the risks to yourself and others when working on electric/hybrid vehicles

    safely preparing the vehicle when carrying routine maintenance (NOT high voltage components or systems)

    This course is suitable for: Individuals who have an interest in gaining knowledge in routine maintenance of hybrid/electrical vehicles, recognising the increase in electric/hybrid vehicles. Individuals should already have appropriate vehicle maintenance and repair knowledge and skills.

    How will I learn?

    You will learn through group based delivery of practical and theory based skills.

    Safety measures will be in place based on government guidance at the time of the course.

    Courses will run multiple times each month from October 2020. Please enquire for dates.

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    Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement (L3)

    Course provider: Leeds City College

    Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

    Dates: Several dates per month - enquire now

    Level: 3

    Duration: Two days

    Venue: Leeds City College Printworks Campus

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    Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement (L3)

    This short course will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles whilst carrying out diagnostic, testing and repair activities.

    This may include vehicles that may have or had damage to their high energy/electrical system, and includes carrying out repairs on high energy electrical systems, and recording information and making suitable recommendations.

    As a result, individuals successfully completing this course will acquire significant core knowledge and skills and the ability to remove and replace Electric/Hybrid vehicle high voltage components.

    This course is suitable for individuals who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles within a routine maintenance situation or individuals who are interested in developing their skills within this area.

    How will I learn?

    You will learn through group based delivery of practical and theory based skills. Safety measures will be in place based on government guidance at the time of the course.

    Courses will run multiple times each month from October 2020. Please enquire for dates.

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    IT Cyber Security - Understand threats to ICT systems and data

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime

    Level: 2

    Duration: Three weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    IT Cyber Security - Understand threats to ICT systems and data

    This course provides learners with knowledge of common threats to ICT systems and data and ways to protect ICT systems from these threats. You will also understand how to protect data within an organisation.

    Following this course, you may like to consider working in roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to understand the basic cyber security threats that exist in organisations. This could lead to career options in IT networking and Data security.

    How will I study?

    Through an online workbook with access to online tutor led sessions.

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    How to Communicate and Collaborate Online

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime

    Level: 2 short course

    Duration: Up to five weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    How to Communicate and Collaborate Online

    Learn how to communicate and collaborate online using a range of technology.

    On completion of this course you may progress to roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to use and manage digital information, keep yourself and others safe when using digital devices and communicate and collaborate online.

    How will I study?

    You will receive one to one support with feedback provided.

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    How to Effectively Use and Manage Online Information

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime

    Level: 2 short course

    Duration: Up to three weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    How to effectively use and manage online information

    This course covers how to search for and select appropriate information to meet personal and organisational needs. Learners will understand how to evaluate the information they find, understand copyright, and be able to store information in line with organisational procedures.

    Once you have completed this course you maybe employable in roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to use and manage digital information, keep yourself and others safe when using digital devices and communicate and collaborate online.

    How will I study?

    You will receive one to one support with feedback provided.

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    Progressing Your Career in Digital

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime

    Level: 2 short course

    Duration: Up to three weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Progressing Your Career in Digital

    This course will cover how to manage and promote your digital reputation and online identity. You will be able to use social media and the internet to search and prepare applications for voluntary and paid employment and use technology to facilitate personal and professional learning and career progression.

    How will I study?

    You will carry out independent online learning with a workbook and tutor support via email where needed.

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    Principles of Digital Marketing

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime

    Level: 2 short course

    Duration: Up to five weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    Principles of Digital Marketing

    This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the role of digital marketing and integral elements such as search engine optimisation (SEO), internet market research, digital marketing devices and technology.

    How will I study?

    You will carry out independent online learning with a workbook and tutor support via email where needed. You will receive assessment feedback.


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    How to Publish, Integrate and Share Using Social Media

    Course provider: Shipley College

    Industry: Digital

    Dates: Rolling registration, start anytime

    Level: 2 short course

    Duration: Up to five weeks

    Venue: Online (remote teaching, learn at home)

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    How to Publish, Integrate and Share Using Social Media

    The aim of this short course is to develop the knowledge and understanding to publish, integrate and share using social media. You will be able to identify the main networks and their features used in social media and why they would use them. You will also be able to identify the benefits and risks of networking on social media for an organisation.

    This course may encourage progression to roles where you need to have the knowledge and skills to publish, integrate and share using social media.

    How will I study?

    You will carry out independent online learning with a workbook and tutor support via email where needed.

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    Methods of Land and Civil Surveying

    Course provider: Leeds College of Building

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: TBC

    Level: 4

    Duration: 16 weeks

    Venue: Outdoor activities and classroom theory sessions at Leeds College of Building

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    Methods of Land and Civil Surveying

    The course is aimed at employed or career changing individuals with an interest in surveying or requirement to carry out surveying roles.

    It will introduce the practice and theory of surveying and its application in the workplace. The course typically models the workflow required to produce control of position, existing topographic information, data modelling and subsequent setting out functions required for the life cycle of development.

    Aspects of the subjects also cover surveying principles with a focus on causes of error, mitigation techniques and standards of practice. There is also a significant time allocated to the calculation of 3 dimensional coordinates from field measurements. Part of the workflow requires the use of AutoCad Civil 3D which will focus on 3D modelling of ground height.

    Acquiring this qualification will give career opportunities in land, civil surveying, rail building and mining sectors where there is a high demand for recruitment. Possible further education includes Geospatial Techniques, Utility Surveying and Graphical Information Systems (GIS).

    Impact for employees

    To gain knowledge and ability in surveying methods.

    Be able to fulfil surveying roles on site with added confidence.

    Know how to use standard functions found on modern surveying instruments.

    Introduction to AutoCad functionality.

    Be able to make better informed decisions about surveying requirements on site.

    To gain report writing skills. This includes tools such as Word and Harvard referencing skills.

    To develop communication, group working and researching skills.

    Impact for employers

    Increase the skills and knowledge amongst employees resulting in time and efficiency savings.

    Potential to improve accuracy on site.

    Better informed people.

    How will I learn?

    This is a 16 week course with group and individual work on practical and theory culminating in three assignments containing written work, a portfolio of fieldwork and calculations.

    Demonstration and practice in surveying methods outdoors and theory sessions delivered in the classroom.

    Training in the use of instruments in the classroom and during practical exercises.

    Teaching and practice of calculations delivered in the classroom - calculations are based on the field work collected.

    3D modelling of data using AutoCad delivered in Cad suites in the college.

    The course is ideally delivered at college where access to instruments and Cad can be easily managed, although additional sessions can be delivered online individually or to groups to further compliment the classroom work.

    Contribution to group practical work is compulsory.

    Friday mornings - 9am - 1pm

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    Concepts and Principles of Information Management using BIM

    Course provider: Leeds College of Building

    Industry: Construction

    Dates: TBC

    Level: 4

    Duration: 16 weeks

    Venue: Online or classroom

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    Concepts and Principles of Information Management using BIM

    This part-time course is targeted at employed industry professionals and those looking to progress into professional roles within the Built Environment sector.

    The main aim is to introduce the learners to the concepts and principles of information management throughout the lifecycle of built assets. This will assist in developing a detailed understanding of the processes and key documentation. It will explore Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the context of national and global developments. This will include the development of BIM and contents of current 19650 BIM standards. The learners will also be introduced to the uses of various software applications, terminology and key documentation for a BIM enabled project.

    This course will imbed understanding of specifying information requirements, information delivery, information security and management / storage in accordance with industry standards.

    Knowledge gained through this course will assist in a wide range of pathways and roles within the industry. This includes project management, BIM co-ordination, architecture and site management.

    This is a non-practical, all theory based unit.

    Impact for employees

    To gain knowledge in current international BIM standards used in industry

    To gain understanding of BIM terminology and processes to assist in effective information management throughout the life cycle of assets

    To gain awareness of industry used software applications

    To gain report writing skills. This includes tools such as Word and Harvard referencing skills.

    To develop communication, group working and researching skills.

    Impact for employers

    To develop understanding of BIM within the workforce to promote a consistent approach to information management.

    To develop understanding for successful BIM implementation within the built environment.

    To encourage the use of digital ways of working to increase efficiency and reduce waste.

    How will I learn?

    This course can be delivered both in the classroom or online. It will consist of lecture-based delivery with group work, interactive learning tasks and individual study sessions. If delivered in the classroom it will be based at Leeds College of Building.

    The in-class teaching would be dependent on COVID-19 control measures. Learners will participate in lecturers, group work (where appropriate), individual reading exercises and report writing.

    Knowledge gained through this unit will assist in a wide range of pathways and roles within the industry. This includes project management, BIM co-ordination, architecture and site management.

    Monday evenings - 5pm - 7pm

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