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Enterprising Ashfield Courses and Professional Development

Whether you’re looking for a new job, want to upskill for a promotion or career change, or are seeking a new challenge, our range of free courses provide practical and relevant training that can help you gain new knowledge and stand out in a competitive job market to benefit you at any stage of your career.

We can also provide bespoke training programmes to local businesses, developed in partnership, to upskill your workforce, support their continued professional development and plug any skill gaps - if this is of interest please get in touch with the team by emailing

By investing in your professional development, you can improve your CV and develop skills that can also be applied in the workplace and, with a limited number of people on each course, you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your skills at home or work.

All our courses are fully funded for those living or working within eligible postcodes in Ashfield. Visit our eligibility checker page to see if your postcode makes you eligible for the project.

If you’re not eligible for the Enterprising Ashfield project please take a look at other ways NTU can support businesses and employees.

I took this course so I could gain skills for employment and support my husband's business. I've gained confidence in designing material for marketing and communications and enjoyed all of the course

Creative and design courses

Fancy getting a bit creative? Design skills are in demand across many businesses, whether that's graphic design, web design, copywriting or video production. We also offer industry-specific courses in areas such as design for fashion and textiles.

Want to start your own business?

Whether you want to be your own boss, get that side-hustle off the ground, start generating some passive income, or just get a better work-life balance, we can help.

Our HeadStart programme offers free 1-2-1 advice, coaching and workshops plus a £1,000 grant to help you get started!

The project is delivered by NTU, in partnership with Ashfield District Council and is part-funded by the Government’s Town Fund.