SmartSkills is the learning arm of SmartMove, offering informal learning and one-to-one support. Our current courses include:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Money Skills
  • Maintaining a Successful Tenancy
  • Job Club
  • Safety in the Home
  • Arts and Crafts

In the summer we also run ’Grow Your Own’ sessions at our allotment and ‘Cook and Eat’ courses.

To see the current timetable, click here

There is also one-to-one support available with reading, writing, computer skills and job searching. We provide tea, coffee and biscuits and can refund bus fares.

The courses are free to attend, and partly funded by Calderdale Council’s Adult Learning and a number of companies and charitable trusts.

There is a friendly atmosphere and it can be a great way to meet new people.
People who attend the courses tell us that they really help:

Mini Courses

Come and see us at SmartSkills in our training room at SmartMove. SmartSkills is the educational arm of SmartMove and offers a range of informal learning courses and projects.

We provide a great opportunity to learn new things with educational programmes based around Health and Well Being, Beginners’ Yoga, Confidence with Computers, Financial Skills, Confidence with Reading and Writing, Arts and Crafts, Revamp Your Wardrobe, Job Club, Pre-Tenancy Course, Safety in the Home and Volunteering Skills.

Successful learning sessions around ‘Grow your own Produce’ take place at our allotment. Practical, healthy cooking sessions, such as ‘Cook and Eat’ have been run by clients using produce from the allotment. This has lead to a ‘SmartMeal’ recipe book being researched, designed and produced by clients as a learning activity.

We are also able to give out free leisure passes for Halifax Pool for swimming and the gym. Wii Fit sessions have also taken place at SmartMove along with activities such as organised walks.

We won our second contract with Calderdale Adult Education in September 2011 and were presented with their Quality Assurance Accreditation which is a measure of our success. We are now a Neighbourhood Learning Centre and received excellent feedback from our Ofsted inspection. In addition we run other learning projects for example one funded by the Adult and Community Learning Fund was for clients to produce the SmartMove Tenancy Handbook.

Previous projects have included the Calderdale SmartSearch Website, which was an Online directory of adult learning opportunities available in the Calderdale area, now only available in leaflet format as a lot of agencies have since merged, disbanded or rebranded.
Make sure you come up to see us, you will be sure to have a friendly welcome; it is also a great opportunity to make friends and have a free cup of tea or coffee.

To see the current course timetable, click here.

Jobs Advice

Work Clubs

We use complementary training sessions to help clients re-build confidence and self esteem.

Details of these sessions will be published as demand requires, or on our regular Training Pages.

Contact your Support Worker for more information.

For those wishing to contact JobcentrePlus:
Crossfield House JobsCentre Plus, St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1PE
Telephone: 0345 604 3719 Textphone: 0345 608 8551
(You can use the 0845 code to call these 0345 numbers. Check with your phone company which code is cheaper for you).