About us

Employment Skills

About us and the programmes we offer

Kingston Adult Education has been serving the needs of local residents for over 40 years, adapting and changing over the years as required by its community.

Our core curriculum areas are:

Employment Skills

Kingston Works! - A  free course  (for those receiving Universal Credit or on a low wage) designed to help you self assess new career options whether you have just been made redundant, searching for work, looking to start a new career or changing direction in your working life.  This course helps equip you to evaluate your skills and strengths,  gives you the opportunity to understand how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing as well as learn about employer expectations and ways of budgeting and living within your means.  You will have the opportunity to gain digital skills as well as qualifications or work on your English and maths if desired. You will be assigned a mentor who will support you throughout  the course and help you to progress into work, volunteering or onto further study.   This support will continue to help you settle into your new role or course.

Work Experience Course  (part of Kingston Works! project) - a  free progression course from any of our English, Maths, ESOL, employability or vocational courses. An opportunity to consider career opportunities and work placement as well as developing communication and teamwork skills.

Back to Employment Course - Free employability course for adults receiving Universal Credit or who receive  a low wage.  This course includes building digital skills, as well as how to  use the Internet safely, word processing software and emails commonly used in the workplace.  There is an opportunity to research career opportunities, practise interview skills, build a CV and get help completing job applications.

Steps to Employment - A free course for young people aged between 16 and 19 who want to gain skills to enable them to find employment, an apprenticeship or progress onto a vocational college course.  Learners aged between 19-24 with an Education Health Care Plan are also eligible to join the course.

Childcare & Teaching Assistants - Vocational training for those wanting to work in childcare or become a teaching assistant.  Learners arrange work experience and are supported in the workplace as well as through tutor led delivery of skills and knowledge via face to face and blended learning.

IT Digital skills - Essential computer skills for beginners and more experienced users designed to  increase your confidence when using IT,  ensure your safety online and support your employability skills.

Book keeping  - (Accredited courses: levels 1, 2 & 3) - City and Guilds accredited courses in manual book keeping. 

Supported Internships  - a course for 18-24 year olds with Education Health Care Plans.  This course includes the opportunity to build maths, English and employability skills as well as a sustained work experience.  The focus is to gain skills, knowledge and experience to progress into employment.

For more information, please see the course directory here or email [email protected]

Assessments are needed before joining these courses.  A member of staff will contact you.