Learning for work

Learning for work opportunities

Learning for work courses contribute directly to a learner’s potential to be employed or to progress in their work, including securing more meaningful and sustainable employment.

It also develops soft skills which offer progression towards these next steps. Outcomes for learners include progression into employment, further work-related learning, volunteering or self-employment.

The content of this theme is largely non-accredited and free to those who are unemployed.

Learning opportunities

  • The Aldingbourne Trust provides opportunities for adults with learning disabilities or autism to live meaningful and fulfilled lives and to positively contribute to their communities.

    Training offer

    A 6 week course focusing on 6 main areas of job searching:

    1. Understanding what work is, employability skills and what employers are looking for in applicants.
    2. Understanding your own strengths and skills, and creating a CV to show them.
    3. Learning where and how to search for suitable jobs that match your skills.
    4. Learning what makes a strong application.
    5. Interview skills; including a mock interview with an employer.
    6. Knowing what support is out there, and how to plan ahead for your future.

    Sessions are 3 hours long and include a mix of discussion, activity and practical task-based work.


    Face to face, starting in Bognor Regis and planned for other venues across West Sussex.

    Bookings and enquiries

  • The Grace Eyre Foundation supports adults with a learning disability and autistic adults to live their lives the way they want to. We support people across the whole of Sussex.

    The people we support have told us they want to get jobs, try new things and be healthy. That’s why we are offering courses to help people increase their skills for life and employment.

    Training offer

    Learning for work - This course is designed to help you increase your skills and confidence for work, from learning about workplace expectations to applying for jobs. This is a four week course, with two 3-hours sessions each week, led by an experienced tutor with support from Grace Eyre.

    You will learn about health and safety, work standards, worker rights, customer service, teamwork, CVs and interviews. You will also have some responsibilities of independent work outside of session.


    Sessions run on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 11.00am to 2.30pm at Grace Eyre, 53 Rowlands Road, Worthing BN11 3JN.

    Bookings and enquiries

  • Whitehead-Ross Education is an education and social welfare organisation. Founded in 2012, we deliver a variety of high-quality skills-related programmes and social services provision.

    Our programmes include support for unemployed individuals to retrain and secure jobs, vocational training programmes, adult education and social services provision.

    Training offer

    ICT for Employment - Delivered over two days (on Thursdays and Fridays).

    It will enable learners to appreciate their own technology skills and recognise how their experience meets the ICT skills needed in different job roles.

    It will strengthen their knowledge in the use of a range of ICT equipment safely and learn how to use software commonly found in a work situation.


    Face-to-face at Worthing Centre: Ground Floor, 35-39 South Street, Worthing, BN11 3AW.

    Bookings and enquiries

  • Worthing Mencap is an active, progressive organisation championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and their families and directly improving the facilities and opportunities available to them.

    Training offer

    Buddys training programme (six months) - A training programme for people with a learning disability or autism.

    The training takes place at Buddys, a live coffee shop environment.

    Through practical training, this accessible programme focuses on supporting students to learn skills that will help them on their journey to employment, into the voluntary sector, further education, to gain or improve daily life skills and/or improve their health and wellbeing.


    121 South Farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7AX.

    Bookings and enquiries