Training in Southampton

TWICS is funded by Southampton City Council to provide  subsidised training.   We offer training to organisations who work with residents over the age of 19 living in the SO14 – SO19 postcode areas.

Our highly qualified tutors  are able to offer courses in:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Healthy Cooking

    Learners preparing food on the Healthy Cooking training course

  • Food Safety

    Learners with some of the healthy food they have prepared on their Food Safety training course

  • Upcycling
  • Singing

    Singers enjoying one of the choir sessions

  • Committee Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Community Development

    Learners on the Life Skills training course

In addition to learning about healthy eating many of the learners on our Food Safety course achieve a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate.   This is most relevant for those working or wanting to work with food.    Learners can be working in community centres, restaurants, cafes  or even  running a food business from their home.

Working closely with partner organisations we identify other courses that may be especially relevant to our learners.  Our Training Coordinator then finds the right tutor who is able to deliver them.

We have a lot of experience in delivering our  courses to adults with  learning disabilities.  Locally we have worked with Mencap and Way Ahead to deliver courses which are tailored

to meet individual needs.

TWICS is subject to Ofsted inspection through Southampton City Council.  Our tutors are regularly observed in the classroom so that our learners continue to receive the highest quality training.

Training outside Southampton

We are able to offer our courses to organisations outside of Southampton but these are subject to fees.  Please get in touch with our  Coordinator to find out more.

TWICS is one of the few organisations in Hampshire to offer Community Development training at both levels 2 and 3.  This is particularly valuable for adults who are just starting out in the field of Community Development.  Most of all learners benefit from the experience of others on the course and many set up informal networks with their fellow learners.   Learners in the past have come from Test Valley Borough Council, Gosport Voluntary Services and local community groups.