Services - Courses

We provide English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses to help women improve their speaking and written skills. Our courses enable women to build their confidence and fluency to find work and to participate fully in the wider Leicester community.

Certified Courses

We offer a range of certified learning courses to enable women to build their skills and start a new career.


We provide Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 and Level 1 ESOL (speaking and listening).

Courses are over 16 weeks, plus 2 hours per week of Information, Advice and Guidance support. Exam Fees may apply.

Pre-entry ESOL for beginners – 6 weeks, 4 hours a week.

Level 2 distance certified courses include:

  • Mental health awareness
  • Customer services
  • Caring for children and young people
  • Cleaning principles
  • Business administration
  • Organisational management
  • IT and computer skills (find out more)

Professional short courses:

  • First aid
  • Pediatric first aid
  • Health and safety
  • Food and hygiene
  • And more to come!

IT and Computer Skills

Brush up on your computer skills with our IT courses. We offer OCR Functional Skills qualifications in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry Level, 1, 2, 3 and Level 1.

The course typically takes 15 weeks, you can work at your own pace, so long as you complete 45 guided learning hours. Exam Fees may apply.

Once complete, you will receive a qualification from the OCR examining board, which can be used to improve employment options.

Textiles Training

We offer textiles training courses for women who want to work in the industry or set up their own business.

The programme covers practical sewing machine skills, including overlocking and lock stitching to professional standards. It also includes tutorials on quality, speed and health and safety in the workplace. It is accompanied by language support and advice for jobseekers.

Minimum cost £50 for 10 weeks (subject to change), and takes place Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30–13:00.