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qualification.gifQuite often, different industries require you to have specialised skills or qualifications. See below for examples.

  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)

    question.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    It is a qualification for railway workers. PTS is a system of safer working practices in the UK which is designed to ensure the safety of railway workers who have to work on or near the line. Getting the Sentinel card will show that you have the necessary level of competency to work on the railway.

    Where can I find out more?

    Railway People

    Renown Training

    Course Plus


  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

    tools.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    It is for people who work on construction sites. It is a portable means of ID that shows that the person carrying the ID is competent to carry out their work on the site. It can be a valuable boost to your career in construction. 

    Where can I find out more?

    Newbury College



    Construction Card Test

    Adviza Berkshire

  • Food Hygiene Courses

    What is it and who is it for?

    It is a qualification for those working with food. Although it is not a requirement that all people handling food have a food hygiene certificate it is preferred by most businesses and give a valuable boost to your career.

    Where can I find out more?

    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (is a professional and well recognised body offering qualifications)

    Virtual College

    Safer Food Scores

    Food Safety Certificate

    Train 4 Food

    West Berkshire Council

  • First Aid Courses

    pill.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    First Aid is a skill which allows you to learn how to deal with injuries and illnesses as the first person on the scene. People who have first aid training deal with an ill person until an ambulance or a doctor can get there. Being trained in First Aid could put you in a position to save someone's life, a family member, friend or co-worker.

    The most well recognised provider of first aid courses is St John's Ambulance

    More Course Providers

    Red Cross 

    First Aid For Life

    ABC Medical Services

     Newbury College

  • Customer Service

    smiley-face.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    This is great for anyone going into a career in retail or customer service. It could give you a valuable boost when applying for jobs as it shows that you are good at working with people, especially if you don't have any previous customer service experience.

    Where can I find out more?

    Institute of Customer Service

    City and Guilds

    KSL Training

  • Business and Administration Courses

    computer.gifWhat is it and who is it for?

    Anyone who wants to work in an office environement could do one of these courses. There are a number of different skills you can learn to advance yourself in these areas. Including, IT skills, shorthand and office administration skills.

    Where can I find out more?



    Keynet Training 

    Institute of Legal Secretaries

  • Health and Social Care

    What is it and who is it for?

    For anyone who wants to go into a profession as a carer. There is a huge number of academic and vocational courses available depending on what you want to specialise in. As always qualifications can give a significant boost to your CV.

    Where can I find out more?

    The Open University

    Access Skills



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