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Courses, certificates and taster sessions

Black Country Impact

This project is receiving up to £34 million of funding made up of £17 million from the European Social Fund and £17 million from the Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £8 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and funding from partners.

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

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

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