What we do

Our courses

Starter courses

Six week courses that cover a whole range of subjects: art, photography, drama, music, basic cooking and loads more. These courses are first step into learning and are often a stepping stone onto further training. They are designed to be interactive, useful and fun!

Training programmes
Our training programmes give people an opportunity to learn about jobs in fields such as catering and hospitality and health and social care. They run for two days a week for six weeks, normally on Thursday and Friday. They include visits by local employers and work placements.

Enterprise courses
Our enterprise courses are for people interested in making, buying and selling. Groups work together to research, plan, develop, price, package and sell a product on a Back on Track market stall. The course always finishes by running a real market stall, selling to the public.

Digital skills
Knowing how to use technology is so important these days. We all need to know the difference between an app, a tweet and a tablet! We show people basic computer and internet skills, and how to make the most of devices like phones and tablets. People can also learn skills for work like word processing and the basics of Excel and Access.

Basic skills
We run English and Maths courses that help people overcome the barriers that poor basic skills present in everyday life and work.  Basic skills courses are for people who want to be more confident with reading, writing and maths.  In English we help people improve their reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. In maths we show people how to apply maths in everyday tasks like shopping, measuring and managing money.  

We have a wide range of courses - have a look at our current timetable


“I had no job, no prospects and poor health. I signed up for a computer course and turned one on and guess what – the world didn’t end! My foot is in the door and I’ve started to believe in myself more and more. Now I’ve started an English course – and why not?”

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“I was referred by alcohol support services. I took part in the Health and Social Care training programme and because of Back on Track I have now been awarded a health and social care diploma. It was here that I first learned about health and social care by taking a six week course in the subject. The tutor helped me hugely in making the decision to pursue the subject at a higher level. I have now been offered a job within the NHS and whilst doing this I will be taking a two year course in health and social care at HND level!” Kevin