Our programmes are for people of all ages, school leavers, people dealing with redundancy, career changers, and people in later life, as well as employers and intermediary and government agencies. Many of our programmes have government funding available for eligible participants.
Our government-funded foundation learning provision (FL) is for eligible young people, school leavers aged 16 to 18, job seekers and eligibile workers, to increase your participation and achievement, and enable you to progress through work and life.
FL is made up of credit-based units and qualifications from entry level to level 1 and level 2.
The optional units offered include vocational knowledge, skills and understanding in your choice of sector, functional skills, and personal and social development:
We deliver our FL on a rolling basis at most of our training centres in England.
Our 12-week government-funded employability skills programme is for those eligible in any sector, to:
We deliver our 12-week employability skills programme on a rolling basis, in the workplace and at our training centres.
‘When I started at Age UK Training I had nothing; no money, no job, no support, but you and all the staff at the centre changed that, so with much appreciation I say thank you.’
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Most downloads on this website are PDFs. We use this format to ensure that the document looks the same on everyone’s computer (website pages, by contrast, appear differently depending on how people have set their computer up).
Computers use a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader to download PDFs. If you try clicking on a link to download a PDF and it doesn’t work, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer.
The process is quite straightforward and is free.
PDFs cannot be changed.
Downloads will open on your computer in a new browser window.
Inside this window (below all your web browser menus), there will be a toolbar with options for you to print or save the document.
Close the browser window to return to the Age UK website.
We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that accessibility options are included in your version of the programme.
You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:
You can convert a PDF document into a text file for use with other software and hardware such as Braille printers by opening the PDF and choosing ‘Save as text’ from the File menu.
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