Response is a programme within Kent Adult Education working with a range of partners including community groups, charities and other organisations to provide work-related short courses designed to help you gain employment, become a successful volunteer or to restart your journey into further learning.
Choose from accredited courses such as Food Safety and First Aid, Health and Safety and COSHH or an introductory course such as Introduction to Customer Service or Health and Social Care which will help you develop skills relevant to specific areas or work and give you the chance to get a taste for what’s ahead.
The purpose of all the courses is to develop skills and knowledge to help you progress in life. Individuals successfully completing these courses will feel increased confidence and motivation.
Further courses are constantly under development in response to community need.
Browse our Response courses
Pathway towards employment
Our pathway towards employment courses are for those working in catering, bars or front of house.Find out more
Pathway to a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Green Labourers’ card
Our Level 1 course in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment will help construction workers show that they can be safe on the job and can then go on to apply for the CSCS Labourer’s card.Find out more
Pathway to working in health and safety, manual labour, warehousing and distribution and cleaning
These courses will help give you an understanding of health and safety and the hazards and risks in the workplace, while gaining a qualification.Find out more
Pathway to learning first aid or becoming a first aider at work
These courses will cover techniques of first aid through theory, demonstrations and hands-on learning, while gaining a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.Find out more
Pathway to working in the care sector
These courses will help you gain an understanding of safeguarding, awareness and health and safety in health and social care.Find out more
Pathway to working as a teaching assistant or in childminding
These courses will introduce you to children's learning, communicating with children, first aid, healthy eating and food allergies.Find out more
Pathway to IT, office work, starting a business and gathering tools to live in a digital world
These courses will help you learn basic computing skills, how to use programmes, create online meetings, use social media and will look at computer safety and online banking.Find out more
Pathway to Employment Essentials modules
Mix and match to gain the skills you need. Available online or face-to-face – all modules are 2 hours.Find out more
Pathway to Volunteering
Response works in partnership with several volunteer centres around Kent to deliver courses designed to provide potential volunteers with the skills and confidence to succeed in their first volunteering role.Find out more
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