UCQ University Centre Quayside

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UCQ University Centre Quayside

Essential work skills for our students

Our Essential Work Skills suite of programmes give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to secure employment, volunteering or progression onto further education and training.

We currently offer 3 distinct programmes that help you go into work:

  • Essential Skills for Retail
  • Essential Skills for Production & Warehousing
  • Essential Skills for Construction Labouring

Developed with employers and referral organisations, including Job Centre Plus and community groups, our courses are tailored to help you progress into your chosen field and are open to people aged 19+. Check out more of our eligibility criteria below and contact our Essential Work Skills team for more information.


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**Contact form that’s linked to ews@ucq.ac.uk. Can the phone number be included in the contact section? – 0191 2099063 **

Find out more

See further information about our courses and how you can apply to gain new skills and knowledge.