Training Courses

If you’re ready to get going in your chosen career, you might want to think about taking a couple of training courses. These aren’t full qualifications, just short courses to help put you on the right track.

There are two main types of training course: Assessed and non-assessed. This guide will help you decide what’s the right type of course to take.

Assessed courses

Assessed courses will take time to train you in your chosen area and will include either a practical and/or theoretical assessment (exam).

What will I do on the course?

You will spend the majority of the course either doing practical training in your chosen skill or focussing on the theory side in a classroom.

How long with the course last?

Training courses are typically fairly short. But ultimately the duration can vary depending on what skill you’re learning. Some courses might only last half a day whilst others could demand a week.

What will I get at the end?

If you pass, you will receive a certificate to prove that you are now able to perform that skill. These certificates can be very important for your career development so remember to keep them safe. Your employer may also ask to see your certificate.

Non-assessed courses

Non-assessed courses are short courses that spend the training time teaching you your chosen skill. There are no exams in these courses, which is good news if you don’t like exams.

What will I do on the course?

You will spend the time on the course with an instructor who will teach you your chosen skill. As there is no assessment for these courses, you will not have to take an exam.

How long with the course last?

Training courses are typically fairly short. But ultimately the duration can vary depending on what skill you’re learning. Some courses might only last half a day whilst others could demand a week.

What will I get at the end?

You will receive a certificate to prove that you have attended the course. These certificates can be very important for your career development so remember to keep them safe. Your employer may also ask to see your certificate.

Further details

To find out what training courses are available to you, please visit our Course Finder.