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The ACT Centres

The ACT Centres

The Adult Community & Training Centres (ACT Centres) are a partnership project between St Antony's Centre, the GMB Reach Out Union Learning Project, Unionlearn and local community groups.

The network of ACT Centres are open to anyone whether they are employed, facing redundancy or have recently been made unemployed. The Centre's qualified tutors and support workers are on hand to offer free information, advice and guidance to anyone looking to upskill or get back into work.

We now operate in 6 different communities across the North West offering a range of adult education and support services through St Antony's Centre and other partner organisations.  Our ACT Centres are based in Accrington, Manchester, Oldham, Liverpool, Preston and Runcorn.  Each Centre opens its doors to the local community and is fully equipped with Internet access, audio visual equipment and full IT system linked back to a centralised data server.

At each Centre we can provide support and training in Functional skills Math's and English to help adults brush up on their skills and we can also support them in getting online and using computers.

At each Centre we also run Work Clubs to help those out of work plan their journey back into work. We can provide information, advice and guidance on the main principles involved in looking for work. This could be gaining basic online skills, assistance with preparing a strong CV and covering letter, support with online job hunting and application forms, help with Universal job Match or simply providing access to a computer.

Work Clubs which run at the Centres are free and open to anyone looking for assistance in getting back into work or finding new employment. You may wish to talk to someone about enrolling on a course to gain a recognised qualification and our staff will be happy to assist and point you in the right direction (Eligibility criteria applies).

These work clubs are a welcome addition for the increasing support we are providing through the Centres and are a vital resource particularly for job seekers across the North West.