Courses & Building Skills

We provide a range of courses to the community as and when we have the funding to deliver these.  These have recently included ‘Workplace English pilot project’ for people with English as a second language, funded by the European Social Fund.  During this course we supported individuals to learn the requirements for working in the UK, especially our Health & Safety rules and regulations.  We have also recently delivered a ‘Skills For Work’ course for lone parents funded by Job Centre Plus, in partnership with Bury Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Bury Volunteer Centre.

Examples of other courses we have offered over the past few years include:

  • Bike refurbishment (in partnership with Bury Youth Offending Team
  • C & G Basic Skills
  • C & G Portable Appliance Testing
  • Confidence & self-esteem sessions
  • Child protection
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • First aid (4 day and 1day)
  • Furniture refurbishment
  • Health and Safety (1 day CIEH accredited & 4 day IOSH)
  • Level 3 NVQ management
  • Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sign language
  • Smart Drive
  • Tool maintenance

RE>BUILD is a positive, friendly environment where individual staff and volunteers can build on existing skills and gain new ones and get on the job training.

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A staff member leading a workshop with National Citizen Service volunteers at our warehouse

A people-focused organisation, RE>BUILD believes in helping both staff and volunteers to develop personally and professionally.  We run a variety of projects that help individuals from a range of backgrounds to build their confidence and skills.  Many people build their confidence to such a level that they leave us to take up paid work.

We are a registered training centre with AQA which means that individuals can gain units of achievement.  This includes the vital, but basic part of the training ‘package’ for volunteers, Induction, Manual Handling and Health & Safety.  In addition one day Health & Safety and First Aid are both accredited courses, which we offer when resources allow.

The groups of people we have worked with, and continue to involve as volunteers, include:

  • People who are unemployed;
  • People with low self-esteem;
  • Domestic violence sufferers – women & men;
  • People with disabilities;
  • Young people aged 16 – 24;
  • Lone parents;
  • People from BME backgrounds;
  • Refugees;
  • Asylum seekers;
  • Ex-offenders;
  • People coming out of rehab;
  • People with mental health issues.