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     Free Training Courses For Jobseekers & Volunteers Across County Durham

Due to the rather timely closure of the bridge at Leadgate, Local buses now arrive and depart directly outside our unit on Werdohl Way-so you can just get off the bus....and walk in....!

"When I first heard about it, I was

not sure about it, so when I came everyone was nice and the tutor was very nice and explained everything to us, I am glad that I came!"

If you have a group of learners (aged 19+) who are jobseekers or volunteers living in County Durham who you think would benefit from some funded training.

Please click here to contact us!

Please note that as from September 2020 -we will no longer be delivering funded learning for community volunteers & jobseekers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the organistions we have worked with over the last 8/9 years ofn these programmes & all of the staff at FANE wish all of the learners that have been through our doors on funded programmes all the best for the future!

Of course we look forward to welcoming back all of you who secured employment via the programme back for your updates & requals with your new employers!

We are still delivering H&SC training Inductions on a commercial basis so anyone who is interested in work in care can contact us & we will put you in touch with a local employer who is recruiting!

​​Welcome to our Adult & Community Learning Project Funded 
by the Skills Funding Agency via Durham County Council 
Match funded by ESF Offering free training for anyone aged 19+ unemployed or volunteering in County Durham

ESF in England is investing in jobs and skills – focusing on people who need support the most and helping them fulfil their potential

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************News Update August 2018**********

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to continue to deliver our community Learning programme until July 2019-

Please get in touch if you have learners who are

Aged 19+

Living in County Durham

Unemployed/Volunteering or from a low income household

As we may be able to offer you some training free of charge!



******News Update September 2016*********

We are pleased to announce that we will be continuing to deliver our funded programme through to July 2017-if you are a community organisation wishing to organise training for your volunteers-or a support organisation working with jobseekers-please contact us to see if we can offer you funded(free!) training (01207 693828) or email

Thanks to all of the learners and support organisations that have helped us to make the project a success-and we look forward to working with many more of you over the next two years!

Contact us on 01207 (693828) for up to date course availability


If you would like to discuss the contract please call Mike on (01207)693828 or email

About the Project
Durham has awarded Fane Ltd some funding to work with Adults and the community-the project runs until July 2017 allowing us to offer our training courses free of charge to qualifying individuals living in County Durham

How can we help? 

 For Jobseekers
We can offer advice & guidance on available qualifications and how they fit in with careers and job roles-we have a range of qualifications that are both bespoke and nationally recognised including taster courses that enable you to find out more about certain job roles -through to 8 day courses that deliver the skills, knowledge and qualifications required to help secure a specific job eg Health & Social Care-together with interview and CV building tips & techniques. On these courses we will be inviting local employers to contribute to the courses and to let delegates know what they look for in employees(we will also encourage them to consider anyone who completes our course for any current vacancies

For Individuals, Volunteers, Charities and Voluntary Organisations

Check out our dates for H&S , Food Safety and HSE Approved First Aid courses. If you are a Caring organisation have a look at our 60glh 8 day Health & Social Care (Principles and Practice) Level 2 course which will equip your volunteers with all of the skills and qualifications needed for a caring role

For Local Employers
Is the cost of mandatory training preventing you from taking on a jobseeker?- We can help by funding Food Safety, HSE Approved Emergency First Aid , Health & Safety, Manual Handling etc. If you are a Care company give us a call to see if our Health & Social Care level 2 course can help you to deliver all of your mandatory training to  new/ prospective staff-or if you are struggling to fill your vacancies, give us a call-we may have someone on our courses who would fit the bill!

For Support Organisations
 Are you working with jobseekers or anyone far from the labour market? We know funding is tight at the moment for training in the welfare to work sector-Fortunately we can use our funding, not only to deliver bespoke or nationally  recognised qualifications but also to allow your clients to develop their confidence and self esteem, find out what is involved in certain jobs and job roles, build their cv and gain Level 1 or 2 qualifications in a supportive environment that might help them decide if further education is an option for them, now or in the future    

Where are the courses held?

Courses can be held anywhere in County Durham (if their is sufficient interest from learners)

 We have delivered funded courses in Consett, Stanley , Chester le Street, Durham, Seaham, Peterlee,  Dawdon, Bishop Auckland, Weardale-just give us a call!

What courses are available? 

 3 hour courses

Paediatric first aid & health & safety in the home, weaning, anaphyllaxis -or any health related topic

12 hour courses- Paediatric First Aid or EFAW/H&S, EFAW/Food Safety  etc etc

As a commercial training provider working across the North East we currently provide training for  staff from some of the region’s largest employers in our portfolio of over 350 customers-we understand their job roles & staffing requirements, the kind of people, qualifications and experience they are looking for(and often when they are looking for them!) .

These courses are designed for those who want to enter a particular job or for those do not yet have a clear job goal.

 Delegates will also gain 2 relevant qualifications at level 2- eg food safety, first aid, Health & safety etc. 


Stand Alone Level 2 (6glh) Nationally Recognised  Courses

For those learners who have a clear job goal or need to enhance their cv with current learning we can offer a Level 2 1 day Nationally recognised course eg  Food Safety, HSE Approved Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Health & Safety, Manual Handling(people or objects) etc see course outlines here

60glh Level 2 Provision

Designed specifically to meet the needs of local employers(where possible in conjunction with the employers themselves) we offer a 60glh 8 day course which can be accessed directly or as progression from any of the above course programmes.  

A sector specific course designed to prepare candidates to go into work in (for example) Health & Social Care, the course is a mix of  bespoke and nationally recognised units at level 1&2 designed to meet the requirements of employers in the sector- in terms of job skills, qualifications and interview preparation. Wherever possible we bring in local employers to deliver parts of the course-and offer interviews where appropriate.

An 8 Day 60glh course for Health & Social Care Principles & Practice (for example)-would include

·         HSE Approved Emergency First Aid

·         Level 2 Award Food Safety & Health & Safety in Health & Social Care

·         College of Occupational Therapist Endorsed Moving& Handling(People)

·         Care Skills-practical techniques

·         Safe Handling of Medications

·         Communication Skills/Care Planning

·         Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

·         Principles of Care

·         Infection Control

·         Tips for completing CV’s or Application forms

·         Interview preparation