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Training opportunities

Looking to gain some qualifications, up-skill or re-train? On this page you'll find information about training and development opportunities in the local area as well as online training courses.

Contact the event organisers for more information, or get in touch with our involvement team at makeadifference@selwoodhousing.com

Join the Wiltshire Swindon Youth Commisson!

Leaders Unlocked are currently recruiting young people to join the Wiltshire & Swindon Youth Commission on Police and Crime.

The Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and influence decisions about policing and crime in Wiltshire & Swindon. It's aimed at young people aged 14-25 years and is a brilliant opportunity to gain new knowledge, skills and experiences. 

University Bursary - One Degree More

Wiltshire Community Foundation are offering grants for young people under 25 to support the costs of studying their first undergraduate degree course at a UK university.

Online training courses

Family and Community Learning

Family and Community Learning offer a range of online, community-based and outreach learning opportunities designed to help people of different ages and backgrounds to gain new skills, reconnect with learning, prepare for formal courses or learn how to support their children better.

Finance Management & Business School

The Finance Management & Business School offers a wide range of online learning qualifications designed to support those entering the workplace or looking to progress. Courses recently added include; retail, customer service, hospitality and care.

Courses start from £150 but may offered free to those who meet a specific criteria.


OpenLearn is The Open University's free learning resource, offering a range of Level 1-3 courses. Subjects offered include: money and business; health, sports and psychology; and languages. Many of the courses offered provide certificates on completion or badges which can be added to CVs and LinkedIn profiles.

The Skills Toolkit

Launched by The Department of Education, The Skills Toolkit offers a range of free online digital and numeracy courses designed to help you progress in work and boost your job prospects.

TPAS Digital Training: Public Sessions

TPAS are England's leading tenant engagement experts. Their Digital Training programme, offers the opportunity to learn, share and network with other tenants, staff, councillors and board members across the country, without leaving home.

If you are already involved with Selwood Housing Group in a formal capacity, you may be able to access the courses listed on the TPAS website as well as additional learning opportunities. Contact makeadifference@selwoodhousing.com to enquire. 


Vision2learn offers a broad and exciting range of courses online, each course accredited and offered in partnership with a local college of further education. Courses are Government funded and available to those aged 19 or over, living in England, not in receipt of other govt training. See website for further information.

Local training courses


Kick start your career with an apprenticeship and get valuable hands-on experience while continuing to learn. Search for an apprenticeship position near you and and apply online via the Government website.

Go Fish

GoFish is a Trowbridge based initiative designed to help prepare young people aged 13-30 for the world of work. The programme consists of workshops on CV writing and interview techniques along with skills development in key areas like Teambuilding. It also includes Dragons Dungeon where young people can pitch business ideas before a team of business mentors for a cash prize and the Young Talent Market where young people get to display and sell their products for free. It's free to participate. Contact via Facebook.


The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is an educational charity and the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. WEA delivers friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults including Basic Maths, English, IT skills, skills for work and health. See website for further information and contact details.

Wiltshire Training

Wiltshire Training offers courses in Health and Social Care, Professional Development, First Aid and Health and Wellbeing. The most popular courses are open to everyone and run regularly throughout Wiltshire. See website for further information and contact details.

Work Wiltshire

Young Work Wiltshire is a dedicated service for 16 to 17 year olds planning their next steps  into education, employment or training. There is dedicated support for young people not in Education, Employment and Training including one to one support, signposting and training. See website for further information and contact details.

Have you completed one of these courses?

We'd love to hear from you!

If you've attended one of these trainings, we'd love to hear about your experience. What did you enjoy? How has it impacted your career and job opportunities? To tell us about your experience, send us an email at makeadifference@selwoodhousing.com.