Courses to develop business and employment skills

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A range of new courses are being held to support Leighton Buzzard’s would-be entrepreneurs and those looking to develop their employment skills.

The courses in IT, social media and business start-up/enterprise are running up until the New Year and are designed to support your career or help you start a business.

The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) will be running the courses which are funded by ESF and the Skills Funding Agency in conjunction with BASCL, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council.

The courses are: Essential IT, which will give a great grounding in the software packages most employers require; social media, which shows how to utilise it for job searches and business purposes; understanding enterprise, which looks at the essential skills you need to start a business.

Successful completion of a course can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

The first course, Essential IT, starts on October 29 at the Astral Park Community Centre.

Dale Morgan, CEO of TCHC, said: “Being able to support the local community through offering a range of courses to enhance people’s personal development is at the heart of everything we do at TCHC.

“Building strong local skills, whether this is to help someone start a new career, or get their own business off the ground, is essential to the community and the local economy.”

If you are interested in any of the courses please contact TCHC for further information by calling 01923 698 474 or emailing Find out more at