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Learning Slopes

qualification.gifGaining extra qualifications can make an enormous difference to your career, they may be hard work and sometimes cost money, but the boost that they can give you is well worth it! We have picked out a couple of qualifications that may be interesting, but there are loads more online, so have a look around.

Getting an extra qualification can make all the difference to your career prospects, it will show that you are dedicated and give you something to make your CV stand out.

Here are some sites where you can start looking for courses:

Open University

Bracknell &Wokingham College


  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

    tools.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    It is for people who work on construction sites. It is a portable means of ID that shows that the person carrying the ID is competent to carry out their work on the site. It can be a valuable boost to your career in construction. 

    Where can I find out more?



  • Food Hygiene Courses

    What is it and who is it for?

    They are qualifications for those working with food. Although it is not a requirement that all people handling food have a food hygiene certificate or qualification it is preferred by most businesses and give a valuable boost to your CV and career.

    Where can I find out more?

    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (is a professional and well recognised body offering qualifications)

    Virtual College

    Safer Food Scores

    Food Safety Certificate

    Learn Direct

  • First Aid Courses

    pill.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    First Aid is a skill which allows you to learn how to deal with injuries and illnesses as one of the first people on the scene. Those who have first aid training can deal with an ill person until an ambulance or a doctor can get there. Being trained in First Aid could put you in a position to save someone's life, a family member, friend or co-worker.

    The most well recognised provider of first aid courses is St John's Ambulance

    More Course Providers

    Red Cross 

    First Aid For Life

    ABC Medical Services

    Bracknell & Wokingham College

  • Customer Service

    smiley-face.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    These are great for anyone going into a career in retail or customer service or hospitality. It could give you a valuable boost when applying for jobs as it shows that you are good at working with people, especially if you don't have any previous customer service experience.

    Where can I find out more?

    Institute of Customer Service

    City and Guilds


    Bracknell & Wokingham College

  • Business And Administration Courses

    computer.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    Anyone who wants to work in an office environment could do one of these courses. There are a number of different skills you can learn that will be valuable and transferrable to any business. Including, IT skills, shorthand and office administration skills.

    Where can I find out more?



    Keynet Training 

    Institute of Legal Secretaries

  • Health and Social Care

    What is it and who is it for?

    For anyone who wants to go into a profession as a career helping vulnerable people. There is a huge number of academic and vocational courses available depending on what you want to specialise in. As always qualifications can give a significant boost to your CV.

    Where can I find out more?

    Bracknell & Wokingham College

    The Open University

    Access Skills



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