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New Start


New Start courses cover a wide range of subjects:

  • ‘Confidence and Communication’ includes: building confidence; communicating thoughts and feelings. 

  • ‘Customer Service’ includes: dealing with customers; communication; body language. 

  •  ‘Employability’ includes: career options; preparing a CV; interview skills.

  • ‘Office Skills’ includes: using a telephone; reception duties; filing systems. 

  • ‘Health & Fitness’ includes: healthy balanced diets; exercise. 

  • ‘Computer Basics’ includes: email; spreadsheets; word processing; internet.

  • ‘Working in Adult Social Care’ includes: roles and responsibilities; values; communication; attitudes.

  • ‘Work Ready’ includes: preparing a CV; interview skills; application forms; career options; Maths and/or English qualification.

  • ‘New Direction’ includes: building confidence and self belief; improving communication skills; healthy lifestyles; getting ready for work.

Courses can be as short as 5 weeks (2 days a week up to 30 hours).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Emma Newstead
Contact Position
Business Support Adult Education
01900 706114

Where to go

County wide

Please vivit our web site

for venues, dates and times.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Daytime and Evening
Session Information
Visit our web site for invidual course venues
dates and times

Other Details


Age Ranges
16 Plus
Other notes



New Start courses are a way of getting the skills you need to get a job at whatever level you are working at.

• New Start courses are FREE if you are in receipt of any state benefit and you want to enter employment.

• New Start courses run throughout the year right across Cumbria.

"Learners make good progress and achieve

their learning goals"


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