We are offering free course places to help adults in the local community retrain and get back into work following the coronavirus pandemic. The college has an employability team that can provide one to one support and help you with your next steps. This support could be CV writing, getting ready for an interview or application help. They will also be able to provide advice and guidance on your next steps. Please contact the team on jobsupport@eastcoast.ac.uk.

Our Retrain, Reskill and Restart Fund is aimed at adults who may have lost their jobs during lockdown or those who have used the time at home to think about a change of direction in their work lives. It will offer those successful in gaining a place the chance to retrain for free at both the college’s Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses. Many courses will also be available for adults to access online while on furlough.

The free places are available to those living in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney areas. Applications are now being taken and anyone interested in finding out more should complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page and a member of the team will get back to you with further details on the course you have chosen.

Free courses currently available:

Prince’s Trust Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills

This course is in partnership with Inspire Suffolk.

This stepping stone course supports progression into employment, apprenticeships or further study.

Campus: Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft        Places Available: 32

Start Date: From April in Great Yarmouth and various start dates with Inspire in Lowestoft


Introduction to the Wind Sector

This two day course for adults enables you to gain an understanding of the wind sector.

Campus: Great Yarmouth          Places Available: 40          Start Date: From August


Functional Skills English Level 1 & Level 2

You can undertake a functional skills qualification at level 1 and level 2 to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Campus: Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft        Places Available: 80          Start Date: Monthly


Functional Skills Maths Level 1 

You can undertake a functional skills qualification at level 1 to develop your relevant maths skills.

Campus: Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft        Places Available: 80          Start Date: Monthly


ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)

You can undertake a variety of short courses to support the development of your communication skills.

Campus: Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft        Places Available: 20          Start Date: From April


Digital Skills for Work

You can develop your skills using ICT to increase confident of its use in the workplace.

Campus: Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft        Places Available: 60          Start Date: On demand


Fast Track to Health and Social Care

This one week course will support new care workers to study core skills such as communication, rights, manual handling and dementia care.

Campus: Lowestoft       Places Available: 75          Start Date: From April


Fast Track to Service Industries

This one week course will support you to be confident in developing your customer service skills.

Campus: Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft       Places Available: 46          Start Date: From April


Mental Health Awareness

This four day course looks at what we mean by mental health and how mental illness can impact on individuals. This is a CACHE Level 2 qualification.

Campus: Online Learning       Places Available: 30          Start Date: From July


Customer Care

This two day course seeks to explore what good and poor customer service is and the affect both could have on a business. This course leads to a Gateway Level 2 qualification.

Campus: Online Learning       Places Available: 75          Start Date: From July


Equality and Diversity

This two day course encourages you to reflect on how equality and diversity is supported both in your personal experience and in the workplace. This course leads to a Gateway Level 2 qualification.

Campus: Online Learning       Places Available: 50          Start Date: From July


Infection Control

This two day course will support the awareness of safe working practices. This is a CACHE qualification.

Campus: Online Learning       Places Available: 30          Start Date: From July

Adult Retrain, Reskill and Restart Enquiry Form

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