Adults Basic and Level 1 Computing courses

Adults Basic and Level 1 Computing courses

First Place, Bedford, has been working in partnership with the Jobs Hub and Seetec to provide basic online computing skills for adult learners. We successfully delivered two courses (January & February) at the Jobs Hub and one course (March) at Seetec, in total, 30 learners were enrolled on the three courses and 28 achieved their qualification – for some, their very first qualification. We also delivered the Level 1 Award for IT Users computer course, for adults, and 10 learners enrolled on this course. The courses are funded by Keits.

Find out more about the IT courses offered by First Place Training


First Place Training Bedford extends a warm welcome to new staff joining the team


It has been a real pleasure having additional members to our team at our new First Place Centre in Dunstable!



Ravi as our Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

Ravi previously worked with the Prince’s Trust, he has been actively involved with the marketing of our courses and also responsible for facilitating our Personal & Social Development sessions. Ravi has created a strong partnership with numerous external agencies.



Tyaane Thomas               

Tyaane Thomas (Volunteer, Learning Support Assistant). 

Tyanne has just completed her degree in Youth Justice Criminology at the University of Bedfordshire. She has provided excellent support to our learners on both the Child Care and Health and Social Care Course.



Helen McHugh (IAG Advisor)Helen Helen is a learning development professional with 18 years experience working in education, local authorities and the NHS. Helen is working towards her Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance. She is working with learners both at the Bedford and Kempston centres. She is offering invaluable information, advice and guidance to all our learners.






Tameka is studying for her MSc in Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire and is on her work placement with First Place Training.  She has worked with various voluntary agencies and the hands-on experience has equipped her to work with not only young people but also adults with learning difficulties within different settings. She is providing the much needed pastoral care to our learners.

Wates Site visit

On Tuesday 24th of November our Construction learners made a visit to Wates Site in Milton Keynes where they could see new the  housing estate and building site of new upper school.

This was a great opportunity provided by Wates. The learners will be returning to the site for phase 2 and 3 of the building process to see how it progresses and the different trades involved in each stage of the build.

Wates site visit