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Employability courses

Are you looking to get back in to the job market or do you want to improve your job opportunities? These courses could help you. 

Being your own boss

Look at how to go self-employed and the skills and knowledge you'll need to start and manage a successful business:​

  • identifying different business structures​
  • understanding legislation affecting new-start businesses​
  • advantages and disadvantages of different structures​
Book a being your own boss course

YES Derbyshire (youth employment support) ​

This is a one-stop-shop for young people aged from 16 to 24, offering access to training and careers advice and guidance.

Find out more about youth employment support

Careers service​

We give free and impartial information, advice and guidance about career opportunities, learning and employment to any Derbyshire residents aged 19 years and over and to those aged 18 who are not currently in education, employment or training.

Find out more about our careers service

Sector based work academy programmes

We offer customer service, learner support, catering and adult social care sector-based work academies. ​

These courses are for people who are unemployed actively seeking work and are interested in working in the sectors. ​

You'll learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the sectors. These courses are free.​

For more information email


An apprenticeship is an opportunity to work and study at the same time. Most of your time is spent doing on-the-job training, and the rest is spent working towards a qualification. ​

You'll get paid a salary and be part of a team, just like a standard employee, but you'll also get dedicated study time throughout the week.

Apprenticeships are available in a range of subjects including adult care, early years, teaching assistant, business administrator, customer service, school business professional, and team leader / supervisor.

We deliver apprenticeships at level 2, 3 and 4. For more information email​

Find out more about apprenticeships


Supported internships for learners aged 18 to 24 with an educational health care plan (EHCP)​.

An educational health care plan is a legal document for young people aged 0 to 25 who require additional support for their education. DACES are the education provider for our supported internships which are a bespoke transition to work programme for students with disabilities. ​


We're running a supported internship at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. This could be right for you if you:​

  • are aged 18 to 24-years-old​
  • have an educational health care plan (EHCP)​
  • feel (almost) ready to prepare for full-time employment​
  • are able to travel daily to Chesterfield Royal Hospital​

The programme​

The project develops personal confidence and specific job skills.​

The internship is defined as a full-time educational placement. You'll join a select group of peers and receive individualised support from work based mentors, a job coach and a personal tutor. During your internship, you'll experience 3 different skills placements in the hospital.​

Seventy per cent of participants in similar projects have gained employment.​


If you're interested, want further information or to make an application, please email or tel: 01629 539463.