Realise encourages West Yorkshire residents to be social


A new course designed to provide adults with social media training to enhance their employment credentials has been launched in Bradford and Kirklees.

About the social media marketing award:

The social media marketing course will be fully funded, meaning there is no cost for the individual, for anyone between the age of 19 and 23 without a Level 2 qualification and people over 24 who are either low-wage earners or unemployed. 

It is being delivered by Realise, one of the UK’s leading training providers as part of its adult education budget contract with West Yorkshire Combined Authority for people in Bradford and Kirklees.  

There will be 12 sessions in total, delivered either online or in a classroom and will take 12 days to complete. 

Why we have created this course:

Realise Managing Director Gregg Scott said:

“Our aim with the Adult Education programme is three pronged – to help people enter the workforce, upskill those already in work and to deliver on the economic goals and aims of the local community. 

“Across a host of sectors, today’s fast-paced world means social media skills have become more in demand than ever before so this course will be relevant for a large number of people. 

“Employers are increasingly looking for candidates with experience on social platforms and this is a chance to earn a nationally recognised qualification which will enhance an individual’s CV.” 

Social media skills have become more in demand than ever before so this course will be relevant for a large number of people.

Gregg Scott, Managing Director of Realise

What the course will include:

The course will cover the role social media plays within marketing and focus on engaging audiences on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Learners will also be taught about cybercrime, including protective measures to maintain cybersecurity and legislation and codes of conduct. 

Options are also available to complete learning units on either customer service or personal development, as well as functional skills maths and English, and online safety. 

Want to find out more?

To begin your marketing journey, expand your skills and find out more about the course click here. 


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