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Skills for Life Plus

Skills for Life Plus is a new way to help you get the most out of your learning.

We have new courses starting regularly so please keep checking updates from this site and social media.

  • Upcoming courses
    1. Mindfulness (Cornerstone, Tuesdays 11/01 – 15/02, 09:30 – 11:30hrs) – Great for dealing with stress and anxiety, over six sessions this course gives people a proven method for improving their mental wellbeing.
    2. Stay Safe Women’s Workshop (Cornerstone, 12/01, 13:00 – 15:00hrs) – This session will include some simple practical techniques you can use to stop someone hurting you, as well as ways to reduce risks and feel more confident about your personal safety. Practical, empowering and fun. The session is delivered by Julie Tweedale, a personal safety specialist with over 15 years’ experience working with women and girls to help them feel more confident about their safety.
    3. First Aid (Cornerstone, 27/01, 09:30 – 16:30hrs) – Learn the skills involved in first response and saving lives on this accredited course. Looks great on anyone’s CV.
    4. Video Storytelling (Cornerstone, 02/02, 13:00 – 16:00hrs) – Come and learn some mobile phone video storytelling with Shajan Miah, Broadcast and sports journalist at the BBC. Find out how to produce videos for your social media, personal and business platforms, including information about what you need, shooting tips and editing. The day will be a practical one when you will learn how to make the content that will make you or your business stand out. Bring your phone and your creativity. Shajan will help you to define what your business or organisation needs and will show you some easy ways to make content which is eye-catching.
    5. Volunteer Induction (Cornerstone, 23/02, 09:00 – 12:00hrs) – Learn what volunteering opportunities are available through Stockport Homes and the essential training you need to get started.
    6. Greenfingers: Seed Sowing, Tips and Tricks (Woodbank Nurseries, 05/03, 10:00 – 13:00hrs) – For beginners and experienced gardeners alike, learn from the experts at Woodbank Nurseries.
    7. Manual Handling (Cornerstone, 08/03, 09:00 – 12:30hrs) – Essential training for anyone who has to lift and move objects as part of their work, looks great on your CV.
    8. Safeguarding (Cornerstone, 15/03, 13:00 – 16:00hrs) – Learn the processes and procedures involved in protecting children and vulnerable adults. Essential for anyone who works with people.
    9. Greenfingers: Tending for Young Seedlings (Woodbank Nurseries, 26/03, 10:00 – 13:00hrs) – Learn gardening skills with other interested people in this popular, fun and practical course.

For more information or to secure your space, contact the Customer Training Team on 0161 474 2862 or email

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