Buckinghamshire Adult Learning works in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions to deliver SWAPs or Sector-based Work Academy Programmes.
These intensive courses aim to give jobseekers the skills and confidence to apply for jobs in specific industries such as Hospitality, the Civil Service, Rail, Adult Social Care and roles in Business Administration across different sectors.
SWAPs normally include a work experience placement or a guest speaker from an employer who has job vacancies. Some SWAPs include a guaranteed interview but if this is not offered, jobseekers are given support with the job application process. While you’re not guaranteed to get a job from completing a SWAP, it does help you to improve your chances of gaining employment in that sector.
The content and length of each course varies depending on whether it includes a qualification.
Some courses are delivered 100% online, some are face-to-face in a classroom or a mixture of both. Some are delivered directly by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning and some are delivered by our subcontractors.
Please see below the current SWAPs being delivered.
If you are looking to change or boost your career, please contact your Work Coach who can support you to apply for a place.
More information about Sector Based Work Programmes can be found here.