Even in this current lockdown, RESTART is still here for you.  If you need to develop new skills to gain employment, we are delighted to say we have now reverted to online learning to support our learners.

RESTART is a post-pandemic recovery package of inclusive skills and reskilling with a core aim of ensuring the local community has access to learning. Now, more so than ever, Bath College and Bath Spa University feel passionately that people are not left behind at a time when jobs and futures are being adversely affected.

RESTART exists to provide our community with inspiring and accessible opportunities to reskill and maximise employment opportunity through exploration of skills that employers need now. It is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking develop new skills to attain employment or explore a new sector.

The programme benefits those looking to begin new journeys in their careers, those recently made redundant, those recently furloughed or looking to start their own business venture.  Candidates will explore a wide range of pathways to employment and will develop skills within a multitude of business settings to enable them to fill gaps on CVs and progress in the workplace.  

Online learning provided

To support learners at this time, the following modules will now be taught online:

  1. Improving Your Communication Skills
  2. Stay Motivated
  3. Develop Your Potential
  4. Get That Job
  5. Marketing
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Customer Service In a Digital World
  8. Essential Digital Skills (expressions of interest)

“We had to respond quickly to the recent government announcement as the current lockdown situation doesn’t change, and actually accelerates the need for reskilling and upskilling. By reverting to online learning our tutors can continue to provide participants with skills they require for the workplace.”

Andy Salmon, Pro-Vice Chancellor External at Bath Spa University

“We launched this programme in 2020 and regardless of the challenges now faced are committed to enabling our local communities of learners to bridge their gaps so they can flourish, gaining new relevant skills at a time when there is significant economic and social turbulence.”

Laurel Penrose, Principal and Chief Executive at Bath College

The joint project between Bath College and Bath Spa University provides a timely and flexible opportunity for those requiring a fresh and different set of technical and employability skill set to secure their current or different future employment.

Both institutions are proud of this venture open to anyone over the age of 19 RESTART plans its curriculum and delivery alongside local industry ensuring that learners develop the skills that employers need, right now.


If you’re interested in your own RESTART, for further information, please get in touch.