Manchester City Council

People & communities Community Guardians

Training opportunities

As a Community Guardian you're eligible to attend our occasional free training events. We'll keep you informed of any that are planned, and will make sure that you have plenty of time to book.

Training for volunteers

There are many organisations providing free training opportunities across Manchester:

  • The Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) have a range of courses including ICT, Maths, English, mentoring and much more.  Some courses are free, while others have fees attached depending on the course and/or your circumstances. You will be able to discuss this at enrolment.
  • Manchester Community Central offers various sessions through the year. Many of the sessions listed are free, you should check if there are any charges before you book a place on a course.

Free training online

There are also organisations that provide free online courses:

Customer Services and Employability Skills

This 5 day course is for anyone who is unemployed, claiming a benefit and actively seeking work.

Register your interest by emailing your name/contact details to  

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