Learn For Free Summer 2017

Learn For Free Summer 2017

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your horizons or get into work or begin a new career?

PCH’s award winning free training programme Learn For Free, has a range of new and useful training courses and qualifications this Summer.

In this edition we are offering new, practical Career Pathway in Ranger or Caretaking work (a Caretaker or a Ranger is a person that’s employed to take care of properties, doing cleaning, repairs, gardening and other jobs. PCH employs a number of Rangers).

You can book on one course, or on as many as you like.

Career Pathway: Caretaking/Ranger work
• Customer Service
• NOCN Cleaning Operative qualification
• Looking after Communal Gardens
• COSHH (cleaning with chemicals)
• Manage challenging conversations by being assertive
• Manual Handling
• CSCS Green Card
• Computer use for beginners

Once you have completed the Career Pathway, we may be able to help you move on to work experience opportunities. We can help you sing up to a specialist housing recruitment agency that can support you to find the job that you want.

To find out the dates and times of all of our courses visit our Learn For Free page.

Always make sure that you book your training place in advance –  as courses may be full. A light lunch will be provided on full day courses and we can help with travel and care costs.

If you have any questions about the courses email us or call 0808 230 6500 and ask for Ashleigh Knowles or Ryan Huws.

As well as the specialist courses, we also have our ongoing learning and interest clubs –

Computer Club

PCH have a free computer club for residents. There is no need to book for this friendly drop-in session. Come along and use our desktop computers, laptops and tablets, or bring your own and use the free Wifi. You can start at the beginning, learning to search the internet or create an email address. Or maybe you want to learn something new, like keeping in touch using social media, or topping up your skills in Word or Excel. A tutor is on hand to help you learn new skills at your own pace.
Every Wednesday 1pm – 4pm at Plumer House

In addition, Plumer House is now an UK Online Centre with Learn My Way which gives you access to free online training courses. Search Learn My Way on our Website and use our sign-up code 8000268 and choose any course that suits you.

PCH Craft Club

If you would like to develop or try a creative hobby, share you skills or learn something different, just come along to the Craft Club and make new friends. All craft supplies and refreshments are included.
Every Tuesday and Thursday 12 noon – 3pm

Work Clubs

We currently support Work Clubs around the city and can help you find that job you want. If you are interested in finding out more, please call 0808 230 6500 and ask to speak to the Communities Team or visit plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk/events.

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