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Aptitude Training Academy is taking unemployed and economically inactive adults through a pathway to employment, volunteering and further training.

We're offering adults aged 18 and over, the opportunity to explore two flexible and tailored employability pathways.

For more information, see our employability pathway infographic below, or attend one of our meet and greet coffee mornings.

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Weekly Employability Support

Every adult enrolled onto our Employability Pathway will have the opportunity to receive weekly employability support.

Our dedicated Employability Support Coach will provide you with 1-2-1 Job Coaching and Mentoring to develop your employability skills, and ultimately support you find work, or further volunteering or training opportunities that suits your needs and interests. 

There will also be an option to get involved in employability group workshops that will provide support you with CV/cover letter/job application writing, interview skills and searching for opportunities. At each workshop, our aim to give you something useful to leave with - like a high quality CV. 

You can also expect a weekly job board, vital resources and local organisation networking for you to use in your search for work, volunteering or further training.


Sports Leadership Qualification

The main part of the Leadership Pathway is supporting you to achieve a Level 1 Sports Leadership Qualification, which will give you the experience and knowledge to develop your leadership skills in a practical setting. Throughout the qualification, you'll receive support to plan, deliver and evaluate your very own sport/physical activity sessions. Towards the end of the qualification, you'll complete a demonstration of leadership, volunteering alongside our staff in Youth Work and Sport settings. 


The qualification is essential for developing your soft skills including organisation, communication and improving confidence, key transferable skills which employers look for. 


Accredited Training

Adult Mental Health Awareness Training

A half-day course dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. Accredited by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA England), you will learn:

- What mental health is and how to challenge stigma.

- A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.

- An introduction to look after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing. 

- Confidence to support someone is distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Emergency First Aid at Work Training

A 1-day course teaching you how to give Emergency First Aid. Accredited by The Learn2 Group, you will learn:

- The roles and responsibilities of a First Aider.

- How to assess an incident.

- To provide first aid to casualties in various medical situations. 

Effective Communication & Informed Decision Making Workshop (OPTIONAL AT REQUEST OF LEARNERS)

A 1-day course giving you a broad understanding of how to use and develop skills and confidence in a working environment. Accredited by Creative Optimistic Visions, you will learn:

- Approaches to personal safety.

- How to encourage self-empowerment.

- To trust intuitive feelings and develop strategies for self-protection.


Aptitude Training Academy Team

All the above support is delivered by Qualified & Professional Tutors, Mentors and Employability Coaches who have a wealth of experience delivering similar programmes across Coventry and Warwickshire, and the UK. All team members connected with Aptitude Training Academy are of genuine character, and try to create a positive learning environment at all times. We promise to your support you in the best way we can!


Progression Opportunities

As detailed in the flyer, suitable and committed programme participants will be considered for voluntary and paid employment with Aptitude, as well recommendation to our partner organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire. 


Are you eligible to participate in this programme? 

Thanks to this project being funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and supported by the Local Enterprise Partnership, this programme is completely FREE for adults who are unemployed or economically inactive.   


‘Unemployed’ refers to persons who are without work, available for work and actively seeking work. 


'Economically Inactive' means you're not in employment and not registered as unemployed. Please note that although students are considered as inactive, students are not eligible for this provision, as they are not available for work.   

More about the programme funders: 

ESF Community Grants provide grants to small organisations in the voluntary and community sector to provide support to unemployed & inactive individuals to engage them and move them towards employment through packages of training and support.

If you'd like to know more information or have any questions abou this programme, please contact Andrew Hopcroft via:


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