Provides advice and support to people with a disability, mental health condition, or a physical health condition to help start or stay in work.
How to access
Telephone lines open: Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
Self referral. Online application. Must have a disability or health condition (physical or mental) that makes it hard for you to do parts of your job or get to and from work, be over 16. Certain benefits may affect whether you can get an Access to Work grant.
Funded by the Online Network Centres, the Digital Educations and Learning Support service delivers digital learning and skills courses across our Citizens Advice Mid Mercia’s geographical patch. This service specifically aims to support individuals to increase their confidence using the following HMRC services: Tax & National Insurance, Child tax credit, and Working tax credit.
The service also focuses on supporting unemployed people and people identifying as having low-skills, as well as those living with disabilities (including learning difficulties), who require support in becoming digitally competent.
We are able to support clients living within Derby City, South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.
How to access?
Self refer, drop in, or contact by phone
Sinfin Library District Centre, Arleston Lane
At Derby Adult Learning Service our aim is to provide access to high quality, inclusive learning and leisure opportunities for the residents of Derby.
We offer a wide range of courses (from entry level to higher education), aimed at supporting adults to widen and improve their skills, to improve their employment prospects and a large range of community courses to promote positive health and wellbeing and to encourage an active lifestyle. We offer lots of excellent courses such as: textiles, pottery, tai chi, photography, digital skills, employability skills, modern foreign languages, maths, English, counselling skills, health and social care, ESOL, British Sign Language, family learning, painting, mindful crafts and many more!
We understand that joining a new course can be overwhelming, so our classes are run in small groups by a team of excellent, friendly tutors. If you would like to come along and have a look, or to talk to one of our team about the classes we offer, please contact us on: 01332 717900
Derby Adult Learning Service
Allen Park Centre
Derby, DE24 9DE
Designed to support individuals looking for a job, Job Club provides drop in sessions with volunteers and experts ready to help. Individuals can be helped to write CVs or cover letters. Interview preparation, searching for jobs online and much more.
How to access
Libraries in Alvaston and Riverside
Opening times vary. Check the website for local library’s contact details and further information
Seven Seas “An International Student’s Guide to UK University (COVID-19)”
Seven Seas have provided a useful guide for international students during Covid-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption for students in the UK and for international students in particular. Although measures have been put in place to combat the virus, there’s still a lot of uncertainty around what they mean for international students and their education.
The Step Into Work programme is a new and innovative employment support programme with the specific aim of supporting and helping to prepare unemployed adults (19+) who are seeking training and employment, and are disadvantaged within the labour market, to take up entry-level opportunities in health and social care following completion of a bespoke training programme.
The programme itself will incorporate a combination of preparatory training in pre-employment and vocational skills to meet the requirements of work in the health and social care field.
You are 16+ and have a risk of NEET letter from school (not in education, employment or training) and would benefit from personalised support into employment, education and training.You have a barrier into work.We also offer Disability Specialist Support.
If you are on this programme you would have a work coach to help you to identify goals and aspirations and to develop a personalised package of support to achieve these.
Additional job broker when you are ready to apply for jobs.
W2W is a free programme supporting individuals as they look towards employment. We offer a one to one service aimed to build confidence and help people move forward. At present the programme is via phone call or email. W2W is a long term programme where people have the chance to engage with other participants and build friendships with like-minded people.