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Learning for Work Information Evening

From 4 - 7pm Tuesday 18th June

Come along for information about courses and gaining qualifications, support getting into work or advice on career change. We Offer:

  • Vocational qualifications; working in schools or nurseries, Leadership & Management, IT and office skills
  • Employment skills and support, budgeting and book keeping
  • Work placement and apprenticeship opportunities
  • English & Maths qualifications

Functional Skills in ICT Level 2 – Last chance to enrol!

This course provides a more advanced look at ICT for those who already have significant knowledge.  You will learn about using calendars and emailing groups, more about word processing (e.g. selective mail merge), more about spreadsheets (e.g. IF and nested IF), presentations and databases.

The course is on Tuesday mornings from 09:30 to 11:30, and we are still accepting enrolments to start on 5th March 2019 at South Reading.

Call 0345 852 0012 to enrol or find out more.

Understanding Universal Credit – Friday Club

10am-12pm Friday 1st March to Friday 22nd March, New Directions South

If you are claiming Universal Credit but think you need some support, join our course and learn with our friendly and knowledgeable tutor.  You will:

  • Be guided through using the computer to access your online account and how to use it to update your Universal Credit journal
  • Learn to find your way round other useful web-sites

You can enrol by:

Phoning 0345 842 0012


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This course can be stepping stone towards a qualification to help you get back to work and can count towards your job search activity.

Level 2 Teaching Assistant course starting 21st January

Are you interested in working in schools?  Come and study with New Directions.

Our Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is a well-established, nationally-accredited work-based qualification designed to meet the national standards for teaching assistants.

You need to be working or volunteering in a primary or secondary school.

Come and find out more or sign up for the class at our next information & enrolment session:

9.30 to 12.30 Monday 7th January at New Directions South.  Email or call 0345 842 0012 to book an appointment.


English and Maths assessments

Do your English or Maths skills stop you from getting where you need to be?  Do you want to improve your job prospects or just wish you could help your children with their homework?

New Directions offers an ideal way to get back into learning.  We have a range of courses up to GCSE level, and all courses are free for learners aged 19+ who do not already have a GCSE at grade C/Level 4 or above in the subject.

To make sure you are on the right course for you, we offer assessment sessions on Monday afternoons.   If you would like an appointment for an assessment email or phone 0345 842 0012.




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ESOL for Work 

Would you like to develop your English skills and improve your job prospects?  New Directions is offering bitesize qualifications in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing for people 18+ who are looking for work or are employed in the following industries:

  • Health, Care and Welfare
  • Construction
  • Transport and logistics
  • Education, Business and Finance
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Hospitality

To find out more contact New Directions on 0845 842 0012 or by email:

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