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ULTIMATE LOCKDOWN TOOLKIT

We’re delighted to introduce you to the Ultimate Lockdown Toolkit. It’s our gift to the people of Greater Manchester!

It’s here where you’ll find brilliant (and FREE*) taster courses to enjoy during lockdown... and beyond. Our expert tutors have come together to create this offer especially for you, your family and your friends.

In fact, anyone who’s aged 19+ and has a desire to learn something new can benefit!

The Ultimate Lockdown Toolkit is your answer to spreading your wings and making the most of the next few months. These short courses are designed to entertain, inspire and inform you from the comfort of your own home.

There are plenty of routes to choose from, with our highly experienced tutors helping you to gain skills in the likes of cookery, nutrition, fitness, beauty, DIY and general must-have life skills.

We even have courses for those budding entrepreneurs across Greater Manchester! Spoilt for choice? You can choose up to FIVE courses upon signing up.

There’s nothing to stop you from trying something new! Be sure to take some time to scroll through the list and see which ones take your fancy.

Once you’re ready, click the green ‘apply now’ button. It takes roughly ten minutes to set up an account and we realise this can feel slightly laborious, but it's what helps us keep the courses free. Once you're done you’ll hopefully discover that lockdown’s looking up.

Just remember: all skills are for life, not just for lockdown!

*subject to eligibility criteria

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Preparing your car for the MOT Test
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
Basic Car Servicing
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
Basic Plastering
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
Painting and Decorating
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
Joinery
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
Plumbing
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
Multi-skills
  • 1.5 - 2.0 hours
  • Taster
  • 1 hour
  • Taster
Nutrition Nuggets for Lockdown Wellbeing
  • 1 hour
  • Taster
Strength and Conditioning Workshop
  • 1 hour
  • Taster
Introduction to Hair Styling
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Personal Grooming for Women
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Personal Grooming for Men
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
  • 3 weeks
  • Taster
  • 3 weeks
  • Taster
Introduction to Personal Licence Holder
  • 3 weeks
  • Taster
Kickstarter for Catering Business Set-ups
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Preservation of Food
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Artisan Breads
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Simplifying Street Food
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing
  • 2 weeks
  • Taster
Introduction to Backyard Poultry Keeping
  • 3 weeks
  • Taster
Grow a Garden from your Kitchen
  • 3 weeks
  • Taster
  • 3 hours
  • Taster