Proper Job Theatre running The Lab Project 30 October – 13 November


There is a new two week session of the LAB project course.

Designed for unemployed adults aged 19+, the LAB Project is a two week course combining team working, confidence building and communication skills, working towards participants delivering a drama workshop in a school during the second week.

The course starts runs between 30th October – 13 November.

The sessions will run over Zoom from 10am – 1pm each day for two weeks.
Learners will also be expected to complete some independent study as part of the course.
For more information and to book contact
Or call
Melissa: 07368 291874 or Audrey: 07716 638762

Since 1997 over 7000 people across the North of England have successfully completed
the course with most participants progressing into employment, training, volunteering
or further education.

There is also the opportunity for participants who complete the course to gain an accredited Level 1 Award in Progression.

This is followed by development of individual action plans, a tailored progression route for each participant and follow up sessions working alongside individuals for 6 weeks following the course.

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VSI Alliance would like your feedback to help them plan their next training sessions.

We’re conducting a short survey for our next training programme and your input would be very much appreciated.

Click the button below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!

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All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact


Everything is Possible Free Life Changing Project Abroad for 18-30 year olds

Take part in a free life changing project abroad

Ever thought about taking part of a worthwhile project abroad, whilst developing professional and personal skills?

York-based non-profit organisation, Everything is Possible, are offering volunteering and training projects in fields such as:

  • Sport coaching
  • Dance
  • Animal care and outdoor activities
  • Arts
  • Social Work

These are 2 to 9 months projects starting from January 2021 and taking place in countries such as Greece, Aruba, Croatia or Italy.

These projects are free. They are funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. There are no costs to you (flights, food and accommodation are paid for you).

Who is it for? They are looking for young people aged 18-30, living in the UK and be confident and ready to try new things. These projects may be a alternative opportunity for those who have not achieved what they hoped for in their A-levels or may not now be going to university due to COVID-19 disruptions.

Over the past 20 years, Everything Is Possible have helped thousands of young people, to experience international mobility opportunities. This experience brought them intercultural awareness, raised self-esteem and help them gain competences they would need for their future, while for others it has helped them to get the job they wanted.

Visit to register for their next information session online.

FREE Adult Confidence Building Cycle Sessions

Want help with your skills and confidence to ride a bike safely in traffic? Improve your bike skills, plan routes and get tips on basic cycle maintenance by taking part in our National Standards Cycle Training session.

Whatever your cycling ability or experience, our qualified Bikeability Instructors will help you get more confident riding your bike.

To book your training session contact

What does the course involve?

  • Training on quiet roads (close to where you live if possible)
  • Opportunity to progress to busier road training when confident.
  • The best way to ride with your children if applicable.
  • Route planning for your journey/commute.
  • Basic cycle maintenance.
  • Up to 2hr sessions available in your area and availability

What do I need?

  • A working bike that fits you, Sustrans 11-step M-Check contact us if you need to borrow a bike.
  • A cycle helmet is recommended.
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather.

Your cycling instructor will contact you prior to the course to confirm the meeting place and discuss your requirements from the training.

Cycling training will be delivered in line with current Covid-19 Government Guidance.

If you have any questions about these sessions please contact Steve Pullan on 01422 392800 or email

Do Your Own Thing! Start your own business this October!

Are you  a woman, unemployed, not in education and living in West Yorkshire? Do you have an idea to start your own business? This course may be just what you need!

The aim of the programme is to support women to set up their own business.  We will provide the information and support to do this, with the intention that they will have set up a business by the end of the programme.

The criteria for joining is that participants must be:

  • A woman
  • Currently unemployed and not in education
  • Living in West Yorkshire

The first cohort start date is 1st October, with a second cohort starting on 13th October,  so we are looking to get people signed up quickly.

Due to Covid restrictions we are now running the programme online.  If restrictions ease, we may run later sessions face-to-face.

There will be lots of support throughout the programme including:

  • Live online training
  • A printed resource pack/workbook
  • One-to-one business and personal development coaching
  • Group coaching/networking support

For more information, please look at the course flyer. If it doesn’t display, download it here.


West Riding Stone Carving association workshops

Our aim is to keep the art of carving stone by hand alive and bring it to the general public. We teach a foundation course for beginners with no experience and always welcome new members.

The workshop is open to provide sessions teaching the art of carving stone by hand. First taster session is free, then £15 per each three-hour long session.

If you can’t see the information below download our flyer here .

Join us to experience this rewarding art, learn a new skill and benefit from our seasonal events!

The West Riding Stonecarving Association is located at the base of the Shaw Lodge Chimney stack in the historic 1840 former mill building. The entrance is on Boys Lane, which is around the back of the main mill entrance. Use postcode HX3 9EZ for workshop entrance.

For more information visit our website


Make the Most of You! Online course starting in October, available to people 19+ in Calderdale

C&K Careers have created a new online course of workshops, helping you discover your interests and strengths that can help you in finding the right job for you.

The workshops include a range of activities covering topics such as; Personality types, Learning Styles, decision making skills, mindfulness, techniques used to be kind to yourself and employability.

Sessions are aimed at adults in Calderdale, 19+ who want to do something different and want to find out what work and education options are there for them.

The sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Tuesday 6 October – Thursday 15 October, 10am -12pm, delivered over Zoom.

Internet access required and a digital device (phone, tablet, laptop).

If you can’t view the course description below, download it here:
Make the most of You_At Home Sept, Oct, Nov


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