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The Brain Charity can also help anyone with a neurological condition, their family and carers at this time.

If you need help, please get in touch: Email The Brain Charity or call us free on 0800 008 6417 (Monday-Friday: 9am-4.30pm)

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The next 'Aspire' employability course starts at The Brain Charity on Monday 28th September 2020.

Aspiree Education AcademyThe Brain Charity works in partnership with Aspire Education Academy, a short skills-development programme that has a high success rate of getting people back into work.

The 3-week courses run Monday to Friday for 15 days in total, from 9.30am until 3pm but are flexible for candidates with school runs and appointments.

They are open to anyone between the ages of 19 and 65 on benefits such as Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, Income Support or PIP. Love2ShopThe course is free of charge, with all travel expenses (bus and train fares, petrol and parking) covered by Aspire and a £100 Love2Shop voucher upon completion.

Aspire courses provide:

  • A total of 5 nationally-recognised qualifications (BTEC, NVQ), including in first aid, mental health advocacy, personal and professional development and work skills
  • Training in CV-writing, interview skills and job application techniques
  • The chance to build self-confidence, communication skills, self management, motivation and enthusiasm
  • References from Aspire upon completion of the course
  • A tailored online learning career progression pathway
  • Online Level 2 Teaching Assistant Progression Route, Formal Interview with Teaching Agency and placement in local schools

Completion of the programme can lead to careers in the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Direct learning support
  • Health and social care
  • Hospitality
  • Teaching assistance and educational settings
  • Sport, leisure and recreation

The programme has been funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget.

Covid safety measures

The Brain Charity has been vetted by Aspire as a fully Covid-safe venue. All courses are socially distanced with PPE supplied, daily health screening, daily classroom cleaning and all staff trained in Covid-19 safety.

How do I sign up?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’d like to sign up, or call 0151 298 2999 and ask to speak to Shaun or Diane.
Attend the next information/sign up session at The Brain Charity on Friday 25th September at 1:00pm
Check our online events diary for dates and times of subsequent courses.

See also:


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority: MetroMayor Liverpool City Region