Our Resource centre is currently open Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays with morning sessions from 10am-12noon, and from 2pm to 4pm in the afternoons.
Due to the coronavirus Tier restrictions, we can only have two visitors at a time, but we hope to expand this to four, once restrictions are lifted.
We have broadband connected computers and printing / scanning / copying resources. We have a number of outside agencies who can be consulted via ZOOM – check with our reception to see who is available to help you, and book a session.
Below are a number of useful online resources we have collected, which you can follow.
Touch Typing – is a useful skill to have if you are seeking work. We have found a free course here that is fun to use, although it does have a daunting number of lessons ! www.typingclub.com
Learning English – We are continually finding new free-of-charge resources for learning English. One of the best places is Youtube.com – we have found that there are specific videos aimed at specific language speakers, so do search for english lessons aimed at those who speak your native language. (e.g. English for Arabic Speakers, English for Farsi speakers, and so on. There are lots to choose from – and if you find any that are particularly good, let us know, and we will highlight them on this page.
Angela recommends this series of youtube videos by IELTSLiz
Linda has advised this is also a good resource for learning english: https://refuaid.org/language
This site has also been recommended: www.engvid.com
Learn Office Applications – Great courses for learning Excel, Word and a host of other useful business applications here at www.gcflearnfree.org
Another free Excel learning site can be found here: Excel Easy
Learning to Drive? – Practice the theory test here: www.safedrivingforlife.info
Tesfalem (Retas) recommends this site : www.toptests.co.uk for theory practice.
You have to register for this site, but it is free, and it has helped people pass their test 🙂 Theory Test Pro
Legal Claims – Getting Money Back – Use this government web site.
Life in the UK – Citizenship Tests – Free online tests are available here https://lifeintheuktestweb.co.uk/
More tests here: https://britishcitizenshiptests.co.uk
Looking for a Job?
If you get Universal Credit you will need to keep a journal of jobs you have applied for to make sure your payments continue. Login to Universal credit here
The associated government Find a job website can be found here.
There are many many websites and agencies that can help you to find a job. Here is a selection of the main ones, but there are many more.
Most of these job sites will ask for a C.V. or resume which should give your contact details and previous working experience. Need to write a CV? – we can often help with this during our peer support sessions in Studio 3.
You should also check local job agencies – there is a list for Wakefield here … Wakefield Job Agencies List.
Apply for British Citizenship (General government page)