Information about job vacancies, job search ideas, transferable skills and advice for jobseekers.
Find out more about the Kickstart Scheme, apprenticeships, work experience, graduate roles, advice on navigating the current job market, writing a CV, remote interviews and much more!
Offers free courses to help people living in Gloucestershire overcome challenges to employment and move them closer towards or into work, including self-employment.
Education and learning
E-learning courses in subjects such as safeguarding children, health and well-being, careers advice and much more. If you’re interested in their short housing related courses, please contact our communities team.
Offers nearly 1,000 free OpenLearn courses across eight different subject areas.
Computers and technology
Over 400 easy-to-follow guides to help you improve your own digital skills or support someone else to improve theirs. Topics range from computer basics and Microsoft office, to email and skype, using the internet and much more.
Learn digital skills to stay safe and connected. Guides are also available so you can help someone else learn about the internet.
Your community and getting involved
TPAS promotes, supports and champions tenant involvement and empowerment in social housing. They offer comprehensive training opportunities to tenants, including running a community event, community fundraising, holding your landlord to account, chairing skills and community engagement.
Health and well-being
Offers virtual courses to help you to build skills to manage stress and improve your mental wellbeing.
Mobility and travel
Run by Hampshire Constabulary Road Safety Team, this forum aims to help keep mature motorists on the road safely for longer with a wide range of practical and informative help and support to assist you, or the older person in your life, with staying mobile for as long as possible.
Want to do a course that costs money?
To help Cottsway customers and their immediate family, we offer an individual learning grant of up to £250. This can help pay towards training courses, sports coaching courses, qualifications and / or materials to support your learning.
For more information and to apply, see our: Community Fund
If you are a Cottsway customer our digital training courses can help you improve your IT skills if you are a computer novice.
Cottsway customers without online access can benefit from our tablet and laptop loan scheme.