Education and Training for Adults

Education and Training for Adults

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IT or Information Technology Education/Computer Courses

There are different types of IT courses available, for example Introduction to Computers, Skills for the Office, and courses on computer hardware and software. You can learn computing skills at a college or online

Further Education Colleges
Internet based education and training, website:

Vocational Training and Education

Vocational training helps you learn the knowledge and skills for a particular job, for example, if you want to be a bricklayer, plumber, security guard, hairdresser

Southampton City College
Telephone: 023 8048 4848

Going to University

There are many types of courses available at University. You will need to have particular qualifications for these courses. You will also need to pass an English language test (IELTS) at a high level.

Contact the ESOL Information Line (023 8023 3772) for more in formation about IELTS.

Employer Training

Some employers will help you with training while you work, especially where it is important for the job you are doing.

There are also some jobs where you will need to do particular training to get the job, for example if you want to work in a restaurant, you may need a food hygiene certificate or if you want to work in a warehouse, you may need a fork lift truck licence.

Free Courses

Some training courses are free, for some you will need to pay a small amount. For others you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You should check with the training provider what you will need to pay before signing up for a course.

Internet Based Education and Training

You can also use the internet to access training. For example, ALISON provides a large range of courses which are free. These include:

  • Free Digital Literacy & IT Skills
  • Free Enterprise & Business Skills
  • Free Health & Safety & Compliance
  • Free Health Literacy
  • Free Language Skills


More Information

For more information on training and employment in Southampton

Contact Jobcentre Plus, Bernard Street, Southampton , SO14 3AY
Telephone: 0845 6060 234

The Wheatsheaf House, 24 Bernard Street, Southampton S014 3AY
Telephone: 023 8022 3345