Adult and community learning
Do you know anyone who needs help to get online?
There is a range of support available across Basingstoke and Deane including 1-1 support from friendly volunteers, job clubs and IT courses. There are also places in the community you can go to access the internet for free. View our 'how to get online leaflet' to find out what's on offer (opens in a new window) (PDF) [390kb]
A range of providers offer courses to help you gain skills and qualifications which could help you find work or progress your career. These range from courses designed to re-build your confidence after a prolonged absence from work to basic maths, English and IT.
The Basingstoke Employment and Skills Zone produces a fortnightly bulletin of current job vacancies and upcoming courses. Read the latest edition of the Employment and Skills Zone bulletin.
RCS Services is a community organisation that works across Hampshire to provide a variety of support activities for adults, children and families. They offer courses on a range of subjects including confidence and communication, work and employability, childcare and families and personal development.
Basingstoke College of Technology offers a range of part time and distance learning courses that could help you progress your career, retrain for a different role or take up a new hobby. Visit their website for details:
A number of job clubs run in the borough which can help you create or update your CV, search and apply for jobs online and provide general advice and support while you look for a job.
Job clubs in the borough are currently provided by the following organisations. The links below will help you to find out times and locations.
Social Housing Providers
Some housing associations offer support to their customers to help them find work. This can include helping you to create a CV, access training, apply for jobs and improve your digital skills.
You should be able to find out what your social landlord offers on their website or give them a call and ask how they could help.
Leisure and recreational courses
There is also a full range of leisure and recreational day and evening courses, talks and workshops available across the borough. Take a look at your local community centre, village hall, sports club, library or school website to see what is happening near you: