Training & Development

Supporting your Training and Development

Retrain, Upskill and Develop your Career

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way we work – from the types of jobs available to how that work is carried out. Looking to the future, it’s likely that we may all need to adjust to new ways of working and develop our range of skills.

It’s therefore a great time to explore the opportunities available for further training and skills development. Whether you’re trying to get onto the career ladder or considering a move into a new sector, there’s lots of options in Stockport to help you get started.

And don’t forget that learning new things and setting yourself new challenges will make you more confident, as well as being fun!

Upcoming Training Courses & Support

Free Online Training

During the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve all been spending more time at home than usual. Whether you’re isolating, on furlough or are now working from home, online learning is a great way to connect with others, learn a new skill or develop existing ones. ‘Lockdown Learning’ has become incredibly popular and there’s a whole host of free online courses for you to try.

Microsoft Digital Literacy

Helps individuals gain the digital skills necessary to engage in a digital economy and improve livelihoods.

Make It Click

Make It Click features free courses to improve the skills you already have and progress your career.

BT Skills for Tomorrow

Helping families, businesses and communities across the UK learn new skills for all areas of life.

Lloyds Bank Academy

Inspire your digital journey with the Lloyds Bank Academy. It's free and open to all.

Skills Toolkit

Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.

Vision to Learn

Join over 100,000 UK adults who have gained vital skills and qualifications online through vision2learn

Future Learn

Develop your career, learn a new skill, or pursue your hobbies with flexible online courses.

Open Learn

Choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects and study for free with the Open University.

Stockport Homes SFL+ Training Videos

The Employment Team at Stockport Homes Group have produced a range of videos to guide you through employment processes and develop transferable skills to help you in your future career. 

Their dedicated team can also provide a range of support services and advice, whether you are looking for a job or work experience, an apprenticeship or work placement, or even considering starting your own business. You can contact the team on 0161 474 3773, by sending an email to or visiting their website.

Transferable Skills

Critical Thinking



Stockport Training Providers

Whatever your learning needs, Stockport is home to a range of training providers. Whether you’re looking to start learning for the first time, retrain or upskill, you could access free training and qualifications to help develop your career.

From school and college leavers to adult learners, take a look at the providers below to find out more about the courses on offer. Many of these are available online during the coronavirus outbreak, helping you to stay connected as well as developing your skills.r

The Job Gym

The Job Gym offers government funded training programmes to help job seekers get into work in the logistics and contact centre industries.

Maximus Training

Funded courses include maths, English, health and wellbeing, customer service, retail, IT/digital and administration.


Currently offering free online, accredited health and wellbeing courses for a healthier, happier you.

Start Point

Keep connected with the people you know whilst still challenging yourself to learn new skills at home


Enabling career success through professional courses, apprenticeships and bespoke training.

Plato Training

Leading Training provider offering Apprenticeships, Employability courses and creative courses

Trafford College

Various courses available to UK residents aged 19+, including business admin and retail operations.

The Growth Company

Skills Support for Employment will help you improve your skills and boost your confidence.

Think Employment

Think Employment offer free training courses for adults. Learn from home and gain new skills with their nationally recognised qualifications.

Arrange a Call

Whether you’re currently working or looking for a new position, our team of advisors can help provide you with the latest advice and information. We can talk to you about how to search for work online or where to find advice when you’re considering a new career path, as well as providing guidance on key employment issues such as furlough, redundancy and benefits. We’re here to help, either by telephone or video call, to help you find work and get the most out of your employment.