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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Learner FAQs
How do I apply to your pre-employment courses?

You can apply to any of our pre-employability short courses by calling, texting or emailing as below:


National Course Bookings Line: 01942 932 050

Merseyside Course Bookings Line: 0151 318 3382

West Midlands Course Bookings Line: 0121 809 7039

Greater London Course Bookings Line: 0203 929 2192


Text: 07701 397120 (a member of the team will call you back)

Email: (a member of the team will call you back)

What if I am unemployed but not claiming benefits?

In some cases funding can still be secured for your pre-employment course. Give us a call and we will take your details in order to check if you are eligible.

How long will it take to receive my certificate?

Certificates are claimed within 72 hours of your course ending and usually take 5-10 days to be received from the Awarding Bodies. Please make sure that we have you current address if you move home during your time studying with us.

What should I wear to my course?

There is no particular dress code for our courses, however if you are undertaking a practical course such as Forklift Truck, or Security, you may want to wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty/stretched.


Whilst learning in our classrooms, we ask that you remove any outdoor clothing, including coats, gloves, hats and/or caps.

Will I be able to get a job after my course?

By completing a course with VSS, we will give you all of the skills you need to take up employment in your chosen sector. We will also help to remove any other barriers such as CV writing/skills, guaranteed job interviews and licence acquisitions.

What if I cannot afford to get to my course?

Unemployed Learners undergoing pre-employment training with VSS can claim reimbursement of costs incurred to travel to and from their programme of learning at a VSS training centre.