Start the New Year with a new set of skills with free short courses

16 Nov 2021


St Helens Chamber has a range of free short courses designed to help people across the Liverpool City Region to build their skills. Many courses have accredited qualifications and all of them are designed to give jobseekers the specific skills local employers are looking for.

Mike Unsworth, Career Development Manager at St Helens Chamber, explained: “We have lots of free short courses scheduled to start in January and every month in 2022, so there’s never been a better time to come along and build your skills.

“The courses are delivered regularly across our three premises in St Helens. They are open to anyone aged 19+ who is living in the Liverpool City Region and are ideal to learn new skills or build on your existing ones.”

Free short courses give you the opportunity to add highly desirable skills and qualifications to your CV, while fitting into a busy lifestyle. Courses at St Helens Chamber include:

  • Business Administration (Level 1 & 2)
  • AAT Bookkeeping (Level 1, 2 & 3)
  • Cleaning with COSHH
  • First Aid for Mental Health
  • Food Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Construction (Level 1 & 2)
  • Essential Digital Skills (Entry 3 & Level 1)
  • Health and Social Care
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Customer Service

Mike continued: “These courses run during the day, so are perfect for busy parents when children are back in school.

“We want as many people as possible to be able to take advantage of the free training, and subject to eligibility we may be able to provide support with expenses while you train with us.”

Alongside the free training courses available, St Helens Chamber has qualified Careers Advisers who can help with CV writing, interview skills, job applications and more – all completely free.

Mike added: “We want to make sure our trainees have the best chances of success, so as the National Careers Service for St Helens we can offer a range of support to people who need it.

“We can help you retrain after redundancy, give advice on growing industries, match your skills to local roles, help you write a CV and much more. All of our advice is completely free, and we would encourage anyone who wants to get into work in the New Year to get in touch and book an appointment.”

To find out more about free short courses from St Helens Chamber, call on 01744 698800 or visit