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qualification.gifGaining extra qualifications can make an enormous difference to your career, they may be hard work and sometimes cost money, but the boost that they can give you is well worth it! We have picked out a couple of qualifications that may be interesting, but there are loads more online, so have a look around.

Getting an extra qualification can make all the difference to your career prospects, it will show that you are dedicated and give you something to make your CV stand out.

Here are some sites where you can start looking for courses:

BCA

East Berkshire College

CLASS 

  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)

    question.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    It is a qualification for railway workers. PTS is a system of safer working practices in the UK which is designed to ensure the safety of railway workers who have to work on or near the line. Getting the Sentinel card will show that you have the necessary level of competency to work on the railway.

    Where can I find out more?

    Railway People

    Renown Training

    Course Plus

    Wikipedia

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

    tools.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    It is for people who work on construction sites. It is a portable means of ID that shows that the person carrying the ID is competent to carry out their work on the site. It can be a valuable boost to your career in construction. 

    Where can I find out more?

    CSCS

    CITB

    Construction Card Test

  • Food Hygiene Courses

    What is it and who is it for?

    It is a qualification for those working with food. Although it is not a requirement that all people handling food have a food hygiene certificate it is preferred by most businesses and give a valuable boost to your career.

    Where can I find out more?

    East Berkshire College

    CLASS (community learning and skills service)

    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (is a professional and well recognised body offering qualifications)

    Virtual College

    Safer Food Scores

    Food Safety Certificate

    Train 4 Food

  • First Aid Courses

    pill.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    First Aid is a skill which allows you to learn how to deal with injuries and illnesses as the first person on the scene. People who have first aid training deal with an ill person until an ambulance or a doctor can get there. Being trained in First Aid could put you in a position to save someone's life, a family member, friend or co-worker.

    The most well recognised provider of first aid courses is St John's Ambulance

    More Course Providers

    CLASS (community learning and skills service)

    Red Cross 

    First Aid For Life

    ABC Medical Services

  • Customer Service

    smiley-face.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    This is great for anyone going into a career in retail or customer service. It could give you a valuable boost when applying for jobs as it shows that you are good at working with people, especially if you don't have any previous customer service experience.

    Where can I find out more?

    CLASS (community learning and skills service)

    BCA

    East Berkshire College


  • Business and Administration Courses

    computer.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    Anyone who wants to work in an office environment could do one of these courses. There are a number of different skills you can learn to advance yourself in these areas. Including, IT skills, shorthand and office administration skills.

    Where can I find out more?

    BCA

    East Berkshire College

  • Health and Social Care

    What is it and who is it for?

    For anyone who wants to go into a profession as a carer. There is a huge number of academic and vocational courses available depending on what you want to specialise in. As always qualifications can give a significant boost to your CV.

    Where can I find out more?

    BCA

    East Berkshire College

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