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Courses, certificates and taster sessions

50 courses, certificates and taster sessions that are improving the future for young adults.

Black Country ImpactThis project is receiving up to £43.6 million of funding made up of £21.8 million from the European Social Fund and £21.8 million from the Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £21.8 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and partners.

Through Black Country Impact you can build your future in a way that is tailored to you, through:

  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Coaching
  • Work placements
  • Self-employment advise,
  • including social enterprises
  • Customised training… and more

Below are just some examples of the courses, certificates and taster sessions we can support young adults with... and more are being added each day!

If you don’t see what you are looking for on the list don’t worry, the Black Country Impact specialises in providing young adults with an individualised and tailored package that meets their needs.

So get in touch and we can devise a package to support your needs.

Courses, Certificates and taster sessions

Courses, certificates and taser sessions

Animal care sector

  • Animal care, an introduction

Catering industry

  • Basic principles of food safety training
  • Food hygiene training
  • Food safety in catering training

Childcare and social care sectors

  • Childcare taster course
  • Childcare work, a day in the life taster
  • Health and social care certificate, an introduction

Construction industry

  • Bricklaying, introductory training
  • Construction skills certification scheme (CSCS card) training
  • Health and safety in construction training

Dedicated support programmes for young adults moving into employment and education

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), support in moving from school to college
  • Specialised programme for 15 to 16 year olds not in education, employment or training
  • Specialised programme for 16 to18 year olds not in education, employment or training
  • Specialised programme for 18 to29 year olds not in education, employment or training
  • Up skilling young mothers aged 16 to 19

Driving and rail sectors

  • HGV/LVG driver training
  • Light rail sector – preparing for work training
  • Public services bus driver training
  • Rail - Engineering supervisor training
  • Rail - Level crossing attendant training
  • Rail - sentinel training

Electrical, gas, heating and plumbing sectors

  • Electrics, learn about the trade
  • Gas engineering, learn about the trade
  • Plumbing and heating, learn about the trade

Hair and beauty sector

  • Hair and beauty introduction
  • Nail technician training
  • Self employment training

Health and safety training

  • Basic first aid certificate
  • First aid training
  • Health and safety training
  • Manual handling training

Motor vehicle sector

  • Motor vehicle studies, an introduction

Operating equipment and machinery

  • Forklift training

Personal skills

  • Anger management training
  • Basic skills, including English, Maths and ICT
  • Confidence building
  • Counselling
  • Employability skills
  • Interview skills
  • Motivation skills

Recreational and sports sector

  • Sports coaching

Retail and warehousing sectors

  • Retail industry introduction
  • Warehousing, an introduction

Security industry

  • Security Industry Authority (SIA) training
  • Door supervisor training

Service sector and office working

  • Bookkeeping skills
  • Business administration taster course
  • Microsoft Excel training
  • Microsoft Word training


  • Teacher training, initial stages

Technology and gaming sector

  • Gaming sector taster session