Other Community Resources

Digital/Online Services in Our Libraries across Salford

Access library services at a time that suits you. These services are available 24 hours a day.

With our online library service you can:

  • Browse the catalogue 
  • See what items you have on loan
  • Renew library books and other items
  • Reserve items online
  • Download an e-book or audiobook
  • Download an e-magazine
  • Access a range of online reference sources

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Community Learning Via Salford City College

Community Learning courses are held across the City of Salford each term for residents aged 19 or over, who have been out of education for a long time and want a stepping stone to possible future employment, volunteering or training.

Courses available:

  • CV Workshop
  • Employability Skills
  • ESOL Community Awareness 
  • ESOL Employability
  • First & Next Steps IT
  • First & Next Steps Maths
  • First & Next Steps English
  • First & Next Steps Writing for Fun
  • First & Next Steps Reading for Fun
  • First & Next Steps Photoshop
  • First Steps Confidence Building
  • First Steps Confidence Building & Look Good, Feel Good
  • First Steps Counselling Skills
  • First Steps Creative Writing
  • First Steps Criminology
  • First Steps Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • First Steps Microsoft Excel and Access
  • First Steps Mindfulness with Confidence Building
  • First Steps Mobile Phone Photography
  • First Steps Personal & Learning Development
  • First Steps Youth Work
  • First Steps Plant Seeds, Save Bees, Learn IT
  • First Steps Crafty IT
  • First Steps Teaching Adults
  • Preparing to Work in the Health & Social Care Sector
  • Preparing to Work in the Childcare Sector
  • Preparing to Work in a Classroom 
  • Strategies for Coming Out of Lockdown

All courses start September and last for 8 weeks. 

They are delivered via Broughton Trust.

Email icon or call 0161 631 5050 

See more and apply here

Our Pass - 16-18's

Our Pass is a membership scheme for young people who live in Greater Manchester, and supports both school leavers and care leavers. Those eligible have the chance to become a member – and potentially enjoy two things:

First, free bus travel across Greater Manchester. For a one-off £10 fee, members can travel on most local buses, any day of the week, for free. No hassle, no fuss, no tickets: just a card that will get you where you want to go. Members can also get half-price off-peak 1 day and weekend travelcards on Metrolink.

Second, membership unlocks exclusive offers and experiences: discounts, special offers, free tickets, swimming and leisure passes, merchandise, taster sessions and much more.

Depending on age and eligibility, members may be able to enjoy free bus travel or exclusive offers, or both, until the end of the pilot project in September 2022.

Our Pass website

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Empowering Young People to Gain The Advantage

(16-18 year olds)

The Advantage Programme has supported 16-18 year olds in the North West since 2012. Our programmes give children & young people the skills and confidence they need to enjoy active lifestyles and develop positive pathways. Applying to join your local Advantage Programme could not be easier. Attend one of our Open Days, ask about us at your school, look on the website at or contact:

Ryan Barrett
Curriculum Manager
07553 836248

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Early Years Traineeship

Do you have aspirations to start a career within an early years setting?

Are you aged 16-24?

Are you currently not in employment or education? 

Get in touch to discuss local opportunities:

12 week programme

6 weeks online learning

  • Intro to working in Early Years
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Maths and English FS

6 weeks work placement

  • Quality local work placement
  • Travel Paid
  • Chance to gain employment or an Apprenticeship

Contact: Chris Johnson, Partnership Manager 07951 015 036  download flyer

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Our Online centres

Our community online centres are an amazing resource. Check with them regularly for support, courses and open days designed to make our lives better and more productive. 

Find an Online Centre Near You


Courses for Greater Manchester Residents aged 19+ and earning below £18,525 per year

Starting October 2021

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care Level 1 & 2

Principles of Business administration level 2

Understanding Autism Level 2

Understanding Autism Level 3

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