Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!

Gain a degree in your local community without having to travel to College!

Course runs one day a week, within 16 sessions.

All coursework is completed in class.

Classes run 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – during school hours!

Course starts: Thursday 26th January – ends 15th June.

Creations Community Children’s Centre

Albert Road

Halifax HX2 0QD

If you live in the Lower  Valley area, there is a similar course at Elland Children’s centre : Free Diploma course – Elland

For more information and to apply:

Contact Creations Children’s Centre on 01422 434006 or 01422 251090

Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fairs Jan 25th and Feb 4

Are you looking for a new role in social care?

Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fair Calderdale Employment Hub join forces with Welcome Independent living to host the first Calderdale Cares Careers event of 2023. This career’s fair is open to job seekers, secondary schools, and further education students from across Calderdale to explore career opportunities in the Health & Social Care sector. The event will allow people to learn about career options directly from employers and professionals. In addition, this event will showcase the educational pathways and explain the skills needed to pursue different careers in the sector. The event will promote a range of careers linked to the care sector. There will also be an opportunity to meet employers, get support with interviews, CV and apply for live vacancies. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a career change, career development and those who are finishing compulsory education. Upcoming events The Orange Box 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF on Wednesday 25 January,10am – 2pm – Register hereTodfellows Space Oxford St, Todmorden OL14 5PU on Thursday 2 February,10am – 2pm – Register here For more information about the event, please contact You can also visit the Calderdale Cares Careers website for live vacancies.

Calderdale Cares : Why Work With Us?

Calderdale Council is supporting our adult social care providers in their recruitment to support vulnerable people. We want to make it easier for people looking for roles in social care to connect directly with care providers working in Calderdale.

Jobskilla Free Courses for West Yorkshire Residents!

Jobskilla offer free courses to West Yorkshire residents for skills ranging from digital competence, cyber security, construction, security SIA. Courses come with either a completion reward or a guaranteed job interview.

These courses are available to residents of West Yorkshire who are 19+, permanent UK residents and not in employment.

To refer your customers, please click on the relevant course picture or link below


Digital Skills

5 Day Digital SkillsOnline Course

Start Date: Monday 23rd January

Completion Date: Friday 27th January

Digital Skills – CLICK HERE



5 Day ConstructionOnline CourseStart Date: Monday 23rd JanuaryCompletion Date: Friday 27th January

Guaranteed Interviews on Completion in Leeds

Construction – CLICK HERE


For further information contact Donna Ham on either:Mob: 07877092832 or Email:

Meet the funder : Free funding webinar from easyfundraising – January 24th

Is your voluntary organisation looking for unrestricted funding? Come along to this informal session to find out how your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can use the free easyfundraising platform to receive donations unrestricted funding when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with leading retailers.

What to expect:

  • A live demonstration of how it works
  • Instructions on how to get your organisation set up
  • Tips on how to raise as much as possible
  • A Q&A session with Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman

Date: Tuesday 24th January

Time: 12.30 – 1.15pm

Register to attend:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

easyfundraising offer to run exclusive sessions just for your organisations/members. To find out more, contact Becky Coleman

Do you need some training for your clients or front line advisers?

The Citizens Advice Calderdale’s Energy Team still have availability for running free workshops with clients or front line advisers in January and February 2023.

If you’d like to book a slot, either on or off line, please email and we’ll try to get you booked in.

Let us know the numbers attending, the amount of time you need and whether it’s on or off line.

Money Counts Training for Calderdale December 14th

Money Counts training for Calderdale: Promoting a cash first approach to food insecurity

Access the Calderdale ‘Worrying about money?’ LeafletThe Calderdale ‘Worrying about money?’ leaflet is a straightforward resource for people facing financial crisis and support workers to quickly see available cash first support options and which local agencies are best placed to help.Now more than ever, it is vital that people facing money worries are linked to cash first advice and support at the earliest opportunity. These one-hour online training sessions are for frontline staff, volunteers and elected representatives in Calderdale who may have brief conversations with people about their money worries or financial struggles as part of their work.After the one-hour session you will:
  • Be fully aware of the local financial advice and support options which are available in Calderdale.
  • Feel confident about using the Calderdale ‘worrying about money?’ leaflet to ask people about wider money worries and guide them to support.
  • Understand more about the importance of a ‘cash first’ approach to food insecurity.
The session will be taking place on Wednesday 14th DecemberFor more information and to secure a place on the training session – please use the ‘Book Here’ button.

December Free Courses for West Yorkshire Residents from JobSkilla

Online – 5 Day Digital Skills with Free Android Tablet PLUS FREE BONUS JS ACADEMY COURSE!!

Online 5 Day Introduction to Construction With CSCS Card

Eligibility Criteria


Learners must be 19 +. Currently unemployed or on a low income.

Must not have completed these qualifications previously at degree standard or possess the same qualifications higher than level 1.

A learners Maths and English working level must be at least an Entry Level 3. An online BKSB initial assessment is required to be completed prior to the course starting.

Please note, the cut-off date for referrals is the Wednesday before the course starts, to allow time for the learners to complete the initial assessment and enrolment process. Referrals made after this will be put on the next available date.

If you require any further information, please contact:

Donna Ham

National Partnership Manager
Free JS Academy Courses:

We are delighted to offer any of our JS Academy Courses Free of charge to your customers !!!!

With over 600 of our academy courses to choose from, there is something for everyone and training can be completed in their own homes.

Please visit to browse all course options available (do not try and book via this link and please ignore the price!! the courses will have no charge!!!)

If you have a customer who would like to take part in this opportunity, make a referral via the link below and our recruitment team will discuss which academy course they would like to complete.