Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

NWCS Training aims to provide all learners and potential learners with information, advice and guidance that empowers them to make self-determined choices about learning and work.

Our objectives are to ensure that all learners and potential learners:

  • Receive clear, accurate, up to date, accessible, objective and impartial information before committing to a course.
  • Receive requested information and advice within seven working days of asking.
  • Can access appropriate opportunities to discuss how a proposed course meets their needs
  • Can access information and advice about (1) available financial help (2) learning support and/or (3) other local opportunities that might meet their needs.
  • Can access clear, accurate, up-to-date, accessible, objective and impartial Advice & Guidance about progression opportunities.
  • To speak with our experienced IAG team for advice by contacting Paul Sheron on 07548 840156, alternatively emailing him on

Useful Links

Learner Feedback

The EFSA have launched a new feature where apprentices can give feedback about their training. Allowing you to gather insights to help further develop your training programme. Your can now give anonymous feedback via your My Apprenticeship Account.

Functional Skills

To help you with your English and Math Functional Skills training you can still access your BKSB – North West Community Services Training ( account and BBC Bitesize. Any problems logging into BKSB please contact your assessor.

Discover Your Skills and Careers

Take a 5 to 10-minute assessment to find out what job categories, and which particular job roles, might suit you. Click here to take the assessment


‘How Are You Quiz’ is for over 18s only and designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional. Please click here to take the assessment

NUS Extra Card

NUS Apprentice extra, the discount card for UK Apprentices with loads of discounts in-store and online. Discounts for Apprentices!

Travel Discounts

You can find a range of travel discounts both locally and nationally here

Universal Credit

You may be eligible for financial support as an apprentice. Please follow this link to see if you are able to claim Universal Credit.

Skills Health Checker

The Skills Health Check is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations. Working through the Skills Health Check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you. Click here to take the assessment

Employer & Staff CPD

We support continuing professional development – Link here

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.

Visit their site for more information

New ACT app launched

Live-time information from CT Policing, plus all the very latest protective security advice, is now available at your fingertips 24/7 – wherever you are. Login Guide

UCAS Career Guidance

Search for apprenticeships, graduate jobs and internships at

UK LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is for everyone. Whether you work in education, a museum, library or art gallery, a business, a service, a member of an LGBT+ network/social group or as an individual for more information follow this link.

Government Equalities Office

The Government Equalities Office leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality. We are responsible for a range of equalities legislation.

Follow them on twitter here

Queer Britain

A charity working to establish the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum, a place as exciting as the people, stories and ideas it explores and celebrates. It will be an essential place for all regardless of sexuality or gender identity, to find out about the culture they have been born into, have chosen or seek to understand. It will help complete the Nation’s family tree. You can access the site here

Living Wage

Are an organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Visit their site here

Progression booklet

We’ve created a booklet outlining some of the courses we offer, along with next steps and career progression ideas. 

Short courses

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Further advice and guidance

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Young Minds

0808 802 5544
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The campaign against living miserably exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.


07537 404717
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Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services.


0808 800 4444
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LGBT Foundation

Supporting the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans.

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30
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Citizens Advice

Confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Citizens Advice

0800 144 8848
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Free and confidential helpline for children and young adults in the UK


0800 11 11
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Addiction Helper

Help for Anyone Affected by Addiction with Advice on Both NHS & Private Treatment Options

Addiction Helper

0800 138 7177
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