What is Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU)?

The Skills Support for the Unemployed programme is another ESF funded initiative that aims to up-skill, qualify and retrain candidates to fast track them towards employment or further training opportunities.

The TESS Group have FREE digital courses available to those who live in Northamptonshire, are unemployed and are over the age of 18 looking to up-skill and move into work.

We are pleased to offer fully funded popular subjects that are delivered through a mix of e-learning, webinars and workbooks. During webinars we would focus on topics and areas the learner feels would add the most value and ensure learning is paced to fit in with the current development needs.

Digital Courses

This course aims to give essential skills and enables you to produce professional work using the Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with Office, this course covers everything and you can go through the material at your own pace.

This qualification is suitable for learners who are using IT within their job or plan to pursue a career in a job requiring IT skills. Units can be taken at a variety of levels which gives flexibility to enable the qualification to match job roles. The qualification will allow learners to apply knowledge, understanding and skills to a level recognised by employers, thus proving competency in their job role.

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. This course is ideal for those who have worked with IT within their current or previous job role and for those who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

This qualification is suitable for learners who are using IT within their job or plan to pursue a career in a job requiring IT skills. Units can be taken at a variety of levels which gives flexibility to enable the qualification to match job roles. The qualification will allow learners to apply knowledge, understanding and skills to a level recognised by employers, thus proving competency in their job role. This qualification is suitable for learners using IT systems in a wide range of job roles.

The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in digital literacy skills. It will help learners progress to a work role where digital literacy skills are required.

The purpose of this qualification is to allow you to demonstrate understanding of, and competency in, digital literacy skills. It will help you progress to a work role where digital literacy skills are required.The objectives of this qualification are to enable you to understand how to protect devices and data, communicate socially and professionally using technology, apply digital skills in personal and business situations, and use digital resources to facilitate your career progression.

This course is a very strong step for those that are looking to engage with a computing focus in their future careers. Taking a strong focus on a broad range of topics, the NCFE Level 2 can help set you on the right path to developing both your technical skills and your existing knowledge across the breadth of computing, whilst building on your employability skills.

NCFE level 3 is part of the IT pathway within computing, you will be studying a broad range of skills, and disciplines that are designed to not only develop your knowledge and understanding, but to prepare you for industry and progression routes within education.

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Eligibility does apply, so you need to be unemployed and live in the Northamptonshire area. We will need to see proof that you are unemployed and proof of ID.

Our intentions are genuinely to support you and give you something valuable to help your career. We have been in the Learning and Development industry for over ten years and are very proud to have this funding to be able to help you gain more qualifications without a cost to you.

This funding is RARE, it is COVID-19 Safe. Please consider it, if you are open and keen to progress and learn

Contact us for more information

To find out more information on which courses you can receive funding for, how the funding works or any further questions, contact us using the form, or call and email buttons and one of our team will get in touch.