Get trained and learn new skills

CSV provides foundation learning, Apprenticeships and other vocational training, helping to develop the skills, attitudes and confidence for work and well being.

“I didn’t want to be unemployed, living off the dole. I wanted a career and now my future looks positive.” Stacie Russell, 22, is completing a work employability course at CSV Redditch. Read more...

CSV currently has learning centres in London, Suffolk, Bristol, Hereford and Worcestershire, Greater Manchester, Preston and the North East of England working with young people, adults and employers. Please note that our trustees have agreed to a major transformation of CSV. Sadly this means that many of our learning operations will be closing by 31 July 2014. Read more.

A wide range of courses include business administration, catering and hospitality, child care and education, health and social care, construction, media, customer service, design and print, horticulture, motor vehicle and retail.

We engage those learners who have not prospered in the mainstream and who face barriers in moving forward with their lives.

Every year we help 5,000 young people and adults to develop new and existing skills, gain accredited qualifications.

We also use our expertise to deliver media skills learning for other charities, public sector and voluntary organisations.

Find a learning opportunity for you.

Visit our map to find a CSV learning centre near you.


A number of CSV Springboard projects are funded by ESF in England who are investing in jobs and skills – focusing on people who need support the most and helping them fulfil their potential.