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Courses for the Unemployed

Government Funded Courses For The Unemployed

Dealing with Unemployment

Being unemployed isn't usually welcome, but it is something that happens to many of us during our working lives. However, it is not necessarily a negative situation to be in; many people have used it as an opportunity for positive change in their lives and careers. What is important is how you react to the situation.

The Jobcentre Plus advisors can put you in touch with various organisations who may be able to help you in getting training to get another job or start your own business. Blue Orchid is one such organisation who may be able to help you. You can also go to the National Careers Service advice website for more details or call them on the following number 0800 100900

Many people have found that the initial training at the DIY School has helped them start their own business or got them back into employment. Ask your Jobcentre advisor if you are eligable for funding for courses at The DIY School, but remember, funding is subject to your circumstances.

We can deliver training as part of the Low Value Provision (LVP) for Welfare to Work related programmes. Give your careers advisor our Procserve DUNS number 223883533. Your careers advisor can contact us via email

You will need to demonstrate that attending our courses will get you back in to work and off benefits.

We suggest that you provide the organisation who is assisting you with proof, by way of a letter from a potential employer that after attending our courses you will be offered a job.

Or if you wish to set up your own business by way of the training, they will expect to see a comprehensive business plan that will include costings for Training, Advertising, Vehicle, Tools, Phone etc

As part of your information why not print off the Handyman Start-up Training Package details along with some of our case studies including Matt’s Story,Tracy’s Story and Lee’s Story.