Castle Point Borough Council is not directly responsible for the provision of educational services within the district but it fully supports the maintenance and development of these resources to assist in enhancing the employment and training opportunities for its residents. We work closely with partners, such as Essex CC, economic development organisations, local businesses, employment offices and further education establishments to structure our provision of services to meet the demand for skilled residents from our district.
There's so much more choice now on how, when and where to learn from more traditional courses in a classroom, to learning at home by open or distance learning or the internet.
Computer literacy is a key skill in today's workplace, but using new technologies can often feel bewildering and frustrating. Training for the Millennium (TFM) provides free and flexible information technology training, empowering you with the confidence and skills to explore the opportunities that new technologies can open up.
New learndirect learning centres are being set up all over the country in libraries, shopping centres and other places where it's easy to drop in. You can also learn at work, or even at home.
And if you are out of work, your local Jobcentre will have lots of information on training and learning opportunities or go to https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch
Adult Community Learning Essex (ACL) is an award winning training organisation offering a wide range of learning opportunities for adults and businesses in Essex including apprenticeships. Graded outstanding by Ofsted and recognised as a leading provider, ACL designs and delivers hundreds of interesting, varied courses and training programmes at venues across the county. Whatever your learning aim, ACL presents a professional and friendly environment at a time and place to suit you.
Essex WayToGo provides adult learning resources and focuses on information and advice about courses and jobs. Whatever your needs or interests, help can be given, from starting a new hobby or learning about computers to studying for a degree or other qualification. The advice service can also include help on college and childcare costs, CVs and job interviews.
The free Essex WayToGo service is being provided by colleges, voluntary bodies and careers services and is aimed at adults aged 20-65 or over. (13-19 year olds are helped through the Connexions service).
The Department for Education & Employment can also provide advice on adult learning within our area and can provide information on money, transport, childcare, learning resources and general advice.