Courses starting now

We have a number of courses designed to improve your education and skills that you can start right now. If you choose to learn with us you can be confident that you’ll be taught by highly-trained industry specialists that will motivate you to reach your full potential.

Read through the information below to find out more about our courses that are available to start right away. 

Age 16 – 18 'Get Started' courses

If you want to start a course, but don't want to wait until September to do so, enrol on a 'Get Started' course to sample a range of subject areas over a number of weeks.

We offer the following Get Started courses for you to choose from:

  • Construction (Bricklaying, Plumbing, Painting & Decorating and Electrical)
  • Health and Wellbeing (Childcare, Care & Health, Sport, Cooking and Hair & Beauty)
  • Creative Arts (Art, Design and Media)
  • ICT (Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Basic Game Programming)

Guaranteed place in September

After completing a Get Started course, you will receive a guaranteed place on full-time course starting the following September. 

Professional courses



Hair & Beauty





Creative Arts

Health & Social Care


First Aid & Health & Safety


Gas courses

More information and how to apply

For 16 - 18 'Get Started' courses, get in touch with one of our friendly advisers on 01254 29 29 29, email or call into the Beacon Centre

For all other courses listed above, please use course finder to find more information about the course/s you are interested in or call 01254 292500.