Gain a qualification and create a new direction in your life
Sometimes life can throw up challenges that get in our way
Perhaps it’s lack of qualifications, age, disability, physical health, emotional stress, language barriers, cultural barriers, inexperience or a lack of confidence.
Whatever it is, it may be preventing you from getting a job, being involved in your community, volunteering to help others or simply enjoying physical activity.
The Link project can help
If you are:
- Over 18 years old
- Unemployed, looking to upskill or get back into work
- Live in one of these 11 Wards Biscot, Dallow, South, High Town, Farley, Northwell, Leagrave, Lewsey, Round Green, Crawley or Sundon Park.
Gain experience, confidence, qualifications and perhaps even a job with FREE training opportunities including helping to deliver activity sessions, becoming assistant swimming teachers, leading walking or running groups or learning first aid.
Read how life has changed for Hana, Shafia and Rosie.
Time to take a fresh look at things? Here’s what to do…
STEP 1: Find your training programme
Take a look at the training programmes currently available and see what suits you:
Develop the skills to assist with or deliver activity sessions:
Active IQ Level 1 Award in Assisting the Delivery of Health Related Activity SessionsThis course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to assist with planning, preparing and delivering a safe and effective activity session for a group of participants.
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Leading Health Related Activity Sessions
By taking this course, you will learn to plan and deliver activity sessions which promote health and fitness.
Can you swim? Would you like to assist with or teach swimming?
ASA Aquatic Helper / Leader course (non accredited)This course is designed for anyone wanting to assist on pool side as part of a programmed activity. You will be able to help with a club/group activity under the guidance of a qualified Swimming Teacher.
ASA L1 Assistant Swimming Teacher Courses
The course is great if you are interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or want to assist a Swimming Teacher.
ASA L2 Swimming Teacher Course
This course is a great opportunity for anyone who has an ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification - shown above who wants to become a Swimming Teacher.
Supervise programmed activities in the swimming pool
RLSS UK National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches
Learn a combination of lifesaving skills required by swimming teachers and coaches to ensure that swimmers are able to undertake their activities in the safest environment possible.
Become a Pool Lifeguard
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 8th Edition - Level 2
The course is ideal for anyone wishing to train as a Lifeguard either for permanent, part-time or casual employment.
Please check Entry Requirements here.
Use your fitness to help others with a running or walking leadership course
England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness
A one day Leadership training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders.
Walking for Health Leadership course
A one day Leadership training course which qualifies leaders to deliver safe and fun walking sessions.
Learn about First Aid for Adults or Children
Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake basic first aid and emergency action until further qualified medical assistance is available.
Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course
To equip candidates with the skills and knowledge to recognise various medical conditions and carry out the basic First Aid until qualified medical assistance arrives at the scene.
A qualification regulated by Ofqual and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and is developed to deliver those skills recommended for those responsible for taking First Aid Action where a child or baby is involved.
STEP 2: Get in touch
Found the perfect training opportunity for you? Great! The next thing to do is