Getting Back into Employment

Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) is committed to helping you improve your employment prospects. With the support of our team, we will help you take the steps you need to get closer to your desired career.

Having clear career goals is a vital starting point for your employment journey.  SAFL offer Information, Advice and Guidance services to all learners and all potential learners.  We will discuss and plan for your career aspirations creating a personalised action plan, which will support you as you learn and progress.

Whether you wish to refresh your existing skills or embark on a new career path, SAFL can provide the learning opportunity that is right for you.  We offer a variety of workshops, courses and programmes of learning which will help you to develop the skills you need.

Workshops and Short Courses

If you would like to refresh your existing skills or would prefer to start you learning journey with a smaller learning goal, then our workshops and Certified Professional Development modules could be just what you need.  Many of these modules can be completed online at a time to suit you.  Select one of the links below to explore our directory of courses.



English, Maths and Digital Skills

Good English, Maths and digital skills are important to prospective employers and are an entry requirement for many college and university courses.  SAFL fully fund Functional Skills in English and Maths from entry level to level 2 and essential digital skills at entry level and level 1.  Embedded within these programmes of learning you will also:

  • Learn how to effectively apply for jobs online
  • Develop new and effective interview techniques to help get you interview ready
  • Study Skills
  • Gain confidence

Select one of the links below to explore our directory of courses.



Career Paths

SAFL offer career pathways which enable you to progress from entry level to level 2 or 3 in specific sectors.  Completion of these courses can support your entrance into employment or further/higher education in your chosen field. Select one of the links below to explore our directory of courses.


Looking for Work?

If you are currently looking for work the links below may be useful.


Find a job       Sandwell MBC job vacancies        WMJobs      Think Sandwell - Public and Voluntary Sector Vacancies

Here are some of our learner's stories

Meet Martin

Why adult learning is for everyone

Meet Claudia - Ana

Claudia-Ana attended a Level 1 Health and Social Care Course, this is her story.

“I attended this course because I wanted to gain new skills and I wanted to change my career path. Whilst on this course I became more confident, I gained loads of knowledge and I made steps towards the career path I want. I have already started an English Level 2 course and I am looking forward to starting the maths level 2 course as well.  On 11th July 2022 I started a new job and after I finish the functional skills courses I will join the Trainee Nursing Associate course at my workplace.  This course has made a huge difference in my life as I became more confident and it gave me the strength and knowledge to follow my goals.”




Meet Loriann

When Loriann enrolled on our Functional Skills ICT course.

She wanted to improve her skills to help find new employment. At the time she was working as a care worker and was also covering admin duties with the organisation.  SAFL arranged for her to meet with a Careers Advisor at the Ron Davis Centre to help guide her in making decisions about her next steps and with help applying for jobs.  Whilst studying she also took on more admin duties which increased her confidence in her own skills.  Talking about her time with SAFL Loriann said...

“This course has made a massive difference to my life, because without gaining my Functional skills ICT level 1 & 2, I would not have been given this amazing opportunity to do a job I love.  I now work as an Assessor working with lots of different people and helping them to move on and gain qualifications.  I would like to thank my tutor Sue at the Ron Davis centre for all her help and support. "




Click Courses to see our latest courses and workshops or telephone 0121 557 0837 to speak to one of our staff for further information.