New courses in partnership with Digital College

Making sure jobseekers are 100% prepared for the workplace is pivotal to what DECV do. As part of our remit, we provide our clients with adequate learning as well as the right type of skills to enable them to go out into the marketplace and find employment.

The expertise DECV offer is wide-ranging and tailored to the specific needs of each person. Training, formal qualifications, CV development, job application workshops and interview techniques are just some of the services we offer our clients to ensure they are fully prepared for work.

Having successfully been able to incorporate online learning into our training programmes, moving forward we believe that blended learning – a mixture of online education and traditional instructor-led teaching – will be the future for our tuition sessions.

Everyday IT / Digital Skills / Employability

Whether you use computers and mobile tech for personal need, like looking for work, having good digital skills is becoming more important.

There are several areas where our training can help:

Employability Skills
Digital skills
Essential IT skills
Social media skills
Basic Microsoft Office skills
Basic Word and Excel
Outlook
Powerpoint
More advanced Office skills
Intermediate MS Word
Intermediate MS Excel

The courses are accredited by Highfield. You can take our courses with the assurance that you are receiving quality training and a certificate that is recognised by employers and third parties.

Digital Skills & Employability sessions

If you need to build confidence with your Digital skills and need help looking and applying for Employment then our ICT course is perfect for you. Small group sessions and 1 to 1 slots available.

1 to 1 slots also available for Employment support with an experianced tutor.

Contact our Tutor Rory Garforth – 01709 889880 / 07813022087

DECV – Lifelong Learning Centre / Thurnscoe Library

More Money in your Pocket event

Many people experience financial difficulties for different reasons and might not realise they’re entitled to help. The significant rise in the cost of living is a concern for everyone, and we’re doing what we can to offer help and support.

Join us on Tuesday 25th October (12pm-3pm) at Goldthorpe Parish Hall. S63 9JY

Activities for Children include:

– Pumpkin Carving ?

– Chocolate Apple Decorating ?

– Arts & Crafts ?

– Make your own Pizza ?

Activities for Adults:

– Vegetable Bouquets ??????

Information, advice and support on:

– Housing ?

– Health & Well-Being ❤️

– Food ?

– Energy Costs ?

– Budgeting ?

– Education & Skills ?‍?

– Benefits / Eligibility ✔️

– Uniform / Wider Essentials ?

– Cooking on a budget ??

– Early Interventions ??

– Mental Health ?

– Social Isolation ??

More financial support for households at: https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/…/help-with-the-rising…/

New Digital Skills Training (January 2023)

Could you become a DECV Ltd Trustee?

Have a chat (01709 889880 / 07813022087) or email info@decv.co.uk for more details

New – Beginners ICT Course

Tutor Rory Garforth is available to provide advice and support with Employability Skills and developing your ICT skills. He’s still working at the Lifelong Learning Centre in Thurnscoe Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays (10am-4pm). Places have filled up fast but drop him a message or give him a call to see how he can help you. 

OCR ICT Awards Results

Congratualtions to 20 DECV learners who completed their OCR ICT Awards during lockdown!!! As ever, thank you to our Funders for this project, Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Work with an experienced tutor and make the most of one-to-one / small group support with Accredited ICT training, searching for jobs, writing CVs and covering letters, completing applications, preparing for an interview, as well as information and help with Online job search and applications.

Contact: 01709 889880 / 07813022087 to book a place. DECV – Lifelong learning centre, Thurnscoe

OCR certs

Get Online Week @ DECV

#GetOnlineWeek is taking place 17th-23rd October at DECV helping people improve their digtial skills and #TryOneThing online. Read more ➡️https://uk.getonlineweek.com. You can also find out more about the #NationalDataBank, #LearnMyWay and our Digital Skills / Employability courses.

https://uk.getonlineweek.com/?fbclid=IwAR2qB8hmsZFpPx7Q2jqoRUhfgoC2GLCIhFtOWETldtMnW48Cv9UdOIuaN8Y

DECV Employability / ICT Sessions

Face to Face and Remote sessions

Rory Garforth is available to provide advice and support with Employability Skills and developing your ICT skills. He’s still working remotely Wednesdays and Fridays and is now back at Thurnscoe Library Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am-4pm). Places have filled up fast but drop him a message or give him a call to see how he can help you. 

Not letting Coronavirus stop our work, Rory Garforth has been working remotely with clients supporting people in the Dearne Valley, providing much needed employability and ICT assistance to individuals living in our community.

Rory uses email, phone, social media and video calls, ensuring the service remains and all our learners are given course work, advice and guidance to suit thier individual needs. 

Regular weekly contact has been made with all learners, new and old and we’ve managed to keep our accredited courses up and running, with over 40 people gaining accreditation throughout lockdown.

Some great recent feedback!

During lock down, we’ve also continued our Employability support with applications, CV writing, online interviews, Social media and sharing new opportunities that our learners can access. 

Currently Rory is back in the Lifelong Learning centre at Thurnscoe 3 days per week (Mondays / Tuesdays and Thursdays) with remote working on Wednesdays and Fridays. Places are limited at the centre so please phone early to book your place.

Tel: 07813022087
Email: info@decv.co.uk

*Facemasks must be worn at all times
*Covid measures in place at Library / DECV Classroom
* No more than 2 learners in class at any one time

DECV Now Open – Limited Hours

Rory Garforth is available to provide advice and support with Employability Skills and developing your ICT skills. He’s still working remotely Monday / Wednesday / Friday and is now back at Thurnscoe Library Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am-2pm). Places have filled up fast but drop him a message or give him a call to see how he can help you 
07813022087 – info@decv.co.uk X

*Facemasks must be worn at all times
*Covid measures in place at Library / DECV Classroom
* No more than 2 learners in class at any one time

Thurnscoe Library – Tuesdays & Thursdays (10-2)