EBCF has been supporting communities across the Midlands for over 20 years with a range of services and resources.
National Careers Service
EBCF hold a subcontract to deliver the National Careers Service in Birmingham. The National Careers Service is available free to every adult aged 19+ or 18 if they are not in education, employment or training or claiming benefits in England. It provides information, careers and skills advice tailored to you.
Our qualified careers advisers provide advice and support tailored to each individual customer’s needs through digital technology, telephone and face-to-face meetings. We help customers identify and overcome any barriers they face to give them the chance to unlock their true potential and find a fulfilling career which offers opportunities to progress.
The National Careers Service makes it easy for everyone to find accurate information on learning and work, with professional advice to help you make the right choices. It’s free of charge and available online and over the phone.
Help is available online at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk, with one of our careers advisers over the phone on 0800 100 900, or face to face at any National Careers Service centre including EBCF’s centres in Saltley and Winson Green.
EBCF have been providing adult education in a range of subjects since our inception. Check the Courses menu for information on some of the courses we offer. Course availability and enrolment dates vary so visit, telephone, or email your local EBCF centre to ask about details. And if we aren’t running a course you’re interested in, our careers advisors will be able to direct you to somewhere that is.
Neighbourhood Learning In Deprived Communities
Advisers support clients from deprived communities in their ‘Journey to Work’. Advisers support clients to get set up online and to have their benefits, goals and job searches recorded and secure onto one online portal.
Our Advisers register clients onto a portal called the Digital Log Book which will enables them to manage their goals, to set up CVs/Cover letters, apply for work and to gain additional skills to help their journey back into work. Clients are able to manage and organise their benefits online through the Log Book and also search and apply for work on the account alongside their Universal Job Match Account.