Gain skills and qualifications to boost your CV and get that dream job with free online training courses from Progress Housing Group and Lancashire Adult Learning


Learn from home, gain new skills and qualifications and find new employment opportunities

Progress Housing Group's employment and skills service, Progress Futures, has teamed up with Lancashire Adult Learning to deliver some free-of-charge adult learning training courses to improve your CV, boost your confidence and move you a step closer to that dream career! 

You can join the courses from home using your laptop, pc or smartphone. The free, online training courses are delivered LIVE and ONLINE by Lancashire Adult Learning tutors and will take place over a number of sessions, over the course of a few weeks.

If you’re looking to get back into employment or training, you can improve your prospects by taking one of these free courses! 

Who can attend the courses?

The courses below are ideal for people who are currently not in education, employment or training, but who are looking to get back into work or training - perhaps after a career break, illness or maternity leave.

If you feel like you lack confidence or skills, or are looking to change direction or career, these courses could provide you with the skills and confidence you need to boost your CV, your confidence and get you focused on achieving those life and career goals again.

To check you are eligible to attend the course, please contact Progress Futures to check you are eligible to attend the courses at or call 03333 204 555.

How to book a place on a Progress Futures/Lancashire Adult Learning free online course

All of the courses below should be booked through Progress Futures. Courses can only go ahead if there are six or more delegates for each course.

To book your place on any of the courses below, please contact Progress Futures at or call us on 03333 204 555.

What types of courses are available from Progress Futures and Lancashire Adult Learning?

The courses available are:


  • Safe & Sound Safeguarding - one two-hour course

One two-hour session on 12 October. You will learn about safeguarding and abuse, what it is, who needs safeguarding and what to do if someone is at risk. 

When? Monday 12th October 2020 - 10.00am - 12 noon


  • Childcare Level 1 - 13-week course

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. It is aimed at those who are thinking of working in childcare and is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills.

When? Every Friday for 13 weeks starting Friday 6th November 2020 - 9.30am - 12.30pm


  • Preparation to work in schools - 12 week course - Level 1 award in preparing to work in schools

This Level 1-accredited qualification is designed to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting, how to support the wellbeing of a child or young prson and child, and young person development.

The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progress onto teaching assistant training. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

When? Every Friday for 12 weeks beginning Friday 26th February 2021 - 9.30am - 12.30 pm

For more information about all of the courses above and to book your place, please contact Progress Futures at, or call us on 03333 204 555.
You can find out more about our Progress Futures service on our website by clicking here and following this link.