Progression opportunities to further education, employment and training

FACE recognises that being in learning helps individuals to move forward in their lives (progression) which can be very different for the needs of different individuals.   There is no national set of rules to define ‘positive progression’ for all forms of learning.  We recognise, therefore, progression in all its forms. The service also recognises there are different ways of measuring progression.

Knowsley FACE offers internal progression routes for many courses. For those wishing to extend their learning even further our team of Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) officers can support their wishes by signposting them to relevant institutions and/or other providers. Many of our learners gain the entry qualifications to undertake more advanced studies at Colleges and Universities.

Help with finding work and training

Are you an unemployed Knowsley resident looking for work or training? Knowsley Works can help. Knowsley Works provide a range of free services to help improve your employment prospects and help you find sustainable employment or access training opportunities. Get in touch with your nearest team if you’d like support. You can phone or call into the Knowsley Works offices at:

  • Huyton: Knowsley Works, 43 Derby Road, Huyton, L36 9UQ, Tel: 0151 443 5010
  • Kirkby: Knowsley Works, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY, Tel: 0151 443 4780

Help with Children and Family Support

Knowsley Family And Community Education works closely with Children’s Centres across the Borough to extend the range of learning opportunities for local communities. Children’s Centres provide opportunities that enable children to achieve their goals and reach their full potential, in a fun, secure and caring environment. Knowsley Children’s Centre are located in the heart of the community and bring together a variety of services for individuals, children, families and communities. Core services include, for example, access to adult education and training through local providers, schools, and colleges. For more information about the variety of services available at Children’s Centres call Alistair Scott on 443 3257

Knowsley Library Service.  Help with access to books and free IT access

Whatever your reason for visiting – for information, learning or leisure – you will find Knowsley Libraries have something of interest for you. Anybody can become a member of the library, at any age, and it is free to join. All Knowsley Libraries offer a broad selection of stock and free computer use for library members. Our libraries also host regular events and formal / informal courses for all ages.  For more details, please visit:

Knowsley Libraries

Thinking of starting your own business?

Advice can be obtained from the start your own business section of the GOV.UK website:

Setting up a business

Additional advice and on-line training can be found on HM Revenue and Customs website:

HMRC: Starting your own business