Dry January? Why not soak up some knowledge?

January is often a time when people focus on self-improvement and personal development. Dry January is highly popular with 3.9 million people taking part in 2020. Any guesses on how many are looking to take part in 2021?

According to new data from Alcohol Change UK 2021 will see a whopping 6.5 million of us switching from tequila to tea. 

Are we all just focusing on our health a lot more or could it be due to lockdown?

Perhaps with the bars and restaurants closed, the choice in changing to water from whiskey may be as a result of limited options of where to go for a sociable pint?

The leisure and tourism industry has been hit hard during the pandemic, with a lot of people on furlough, being made redundant and maybe unfortunately now unemployed. Light is at the end of the tunnel with a new vaccine imminent but what can you do in the meantime?



FIRST is working with Skills South Tyneside to deliver a fully funded Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise which is open to anyone in the South Tyneside area who is over 19 years old.

Fantastic online learning quote by Alex

The leisure and tourism industry has been hit hard during the pandemic, with a lot of people on furlough, being made redundant and maybe unfortunately now unemployed. Light is at the end of the tunnel with a new vaccine imminent but what can you do in the meantime?



FIRST is working with Skills South Tyneside to deliver a fully funded Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise which is open to anyone in the South Tyneside area who is over 19 years old.


Understanding Enterprise is based on the EntreComp framework which focuses on the fundamental skills to battle rising unemployment rates which 95% of North East employers agree, are the skills which are fundamental to ensure growth and innovation.


Vision can help you to explore ideas and opportunities. During the course you will carry out a skill scan to identify your own personal areas for development and create a development plan unique to you.


This will not only help you with the course, but also to can help you to be more self aware and confident to sell yourself when writing job applications or going to interviews.

Course helped to build confidence quoted by Shannon

It can be difficult to plan anything at the moment but Understanding Enterprise can sharpen your planning and management skills. Use these whilst juggling job hunting with home schooling so you can still keep enough time for you and your Netflix binges, but you can also put your plans into action in your new job role too!


Help with planning your future quoted by Mark

Understanding Enterprise helps you to develop skills to spot opportunities. Once you have registered to the course you get access to over 5000 employers within the North East with an opportunity to develop relationships in the sectors you are looking to work within.


We also deliver the course with our networks across the North Of Tyne Combined Authority to people over 19 who live within Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland or North Tyneside.

Amazing networking quoted by Walter

If you have a vison to get a new exciting job this year, or you are just wanting to focus on a Happy New You during lockdown, until the pubs re-open check out the Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise and drop Zoe a message zoe@youarefirst.co.uk

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