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Courses for unemployed: how to retrain


Are you looking for courses for unemployed because you have recently finished your studies and still haven’t found a job? Or have you gone through some corporate restructuring and don’t know how to get back on track because you can’t find a new job.

Any age, experience or career bracket could be affected by this state of unemployment. What is important is to know that for every circumstance there is a solution. If you fall into the under-30 category, for example, I suggest you evaluate the Master with Internship that Digital Coach® proposes. In this way you could complete the schooling that did not provide you with the necessary practical experience, or you could find a valid help to get back into the labour market.

On the other hand, if you are over 30, you could take advantage of the opportunity to improve your training by attending updating courses for unemployed or to change your profession radically: have you ever considered the idea of opening an e-commerce business?why-attend-unemployed-courses

In any case, whatever your motivation, you are making the right assessments. The HR departments of companies tend to evaluate better those candidates who, during the period of unemployment, have managed to create for themselves a way of professional improvement. Following a training path is therefore advisable, as it allows you to remain competitive on the labour market.

In the digital sector, this becomes even more essential as it is a sector that is constantly evolving. Therefore, in order not to be excluded from selections, it is necessary to stay constantly update. This rule applies even if you have years of experience behind you.


Free training courses for unemployed


Unemployment is a problem everywhere, which is why Internet offers training catalogues with a wide choice of courses for unemployed.

There is also the possibility of taking free courses, such as the free online SEO course or the free internet marketing course, which are a good start to get your bearings and understand which digital profession is more up your alley.

The web therefore provides a very rich list of initiatives that aim to help unemployed and unemployable people get back into the world of work. These projects attract many users who, being unemployed, prefer to use free resources. However, it is necessary to analyse what they offer for their free service and what the requirements are, such as

  • residence in the region/area of the course, because being regional you need to be resident in the region where the service is provided;
  • age limits;
  • limits on periods of unemployment, i.e. you must have been unemployed for a certain amount of time, but if you receive NASPI you cannot enrol;
  • you can only use these courses for unemployed once.

These limitations may prove to be an obstacle and, therefore, not within everyone’s reach precisely because of the lack of some attribute, leading those concerned to find solutions that suit their situation.

Difference between unemployed and unemployable


It should be pointed out that there is a substantial difference between the status of unemployed and unemployable:

Unemployment: refers to a person who has voluntarily or involuntarily terminated their employment relationship with the company.
Unemployment: refers to a person who has never had an employment relationship.
Although the two conditions appear similar, they are actually handled differently in terms of regulations and benefits. In fact, while for unemployment there is a state subsidy (NASPI) that allows one to receive a monthly allowance while waiting for a new job, for unemployment there is no economic support.

From the point of view of companies, there are also privileges that are treated differently depending on the status of the individual.

  • Benefits for the unemployed: there are discounts on the contributions paid for each unemployed person hired up to the age of 34.
  • Benefits for the unemployed: in addition to the benefits for the unemployed, there are wider benefits, e.g. there are 100% contributions for young people up to the age of 29 (NEET).

Youth Guarantee


The European Plan has decided to combat youth unemployment with funding schemes for Member States. Therefore, if you are between 15 and 29 years old, you can take advantage of this initiative, called Youth Guarantee, free of charge. There are several dedicated areas: youth guarantee and training coursesyoung-people-garauntee-and-the-training-classes

  1. Welcome
  2. Orientation
  3. Training
  4. Accompaniment to work
  5. Apprenticeships
  6. Internships
  7. Civil service
  8. Support for self-entrepreneurship
  9. Professional mobility
  10. Distance learning
  11. Employment bonus.

The advantage for companies is to receive an incentive for internships and apprenticeships or for possible transformation into employment. Italy is the country with the highest number of NEET, i.e. those young people who do not study, do not work and do not even follow courses for the unemployed. These young people are concentrated in the South, with relevant figures in Sicily, Calabria and Campania, and are often people who experience a situation of social exclusion with the risk of finding themselves in a vicious circle from which it is difficult to escape. In 2016, the funding received ran out, but in 2017 Europe allocated new resources to continue with this project, which currently runs until 2020. It therefore becomes important to start researching how to move forward, even if Europe no longer provides funding.

Training for the Over 40s and 50s


Young people are not the only group that needs help to get back to work. It often happens that a person loses his or her job and is not adequately trained and updated in order to re-enter the labour market. Unemployed people over 40 and 50 may find it very difficult to keep up with the times.

Technology evolves very rapidly and so does the use of some IT tools, so to be competitive and up to the job market one needs to increase and update one’s professional skills. This may not be in the sector in which one has worked so far, but in an emerging one: for example, digital work.


If you really want to do something you will find a way… If you don’t really want to you will find an excuse.
(Jim Rohn)

Courses for unemployed and Digital Marketing


With the development of social media and e-commerce, the digital sector is also expanding, creating a real job market that is developing new sectors and that increasingly requires qualified, specialised and constantly updated personnel.

digital-marketing-education-developmentTraining in the digital marketYou may never have thought about it before, but if you can be open-minded enough and see your unemployment as an opportunity, you can look at jobs you would not even have imagined. A new era has begun, that of the 4th industrial revolution with Industry 4.0 as its protagonist, where digital technologies will develop in certain areas:

  • data utilisation, i.e. computing power and connectivity
  • analytics, to extract value from the work done in data collection
  • interaction between man and machine, such as augmented reality
    transition from digital to real, such as the 3D printer.

A European Union study claims that in the next few years 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills. New jobs will therefore be created to replace traditional ones. However, to prevent this technological revolution from claiming victims and leaving behind an endless trail of unemployed people, it is necessary to anticipate and follow training courses in order to acquire and improve the digital skills that are becoming increasingly important.

One of the enormous advantages of this digital world is the breaking down of space and time barriers, which, by facilitating communication, would considerably solve the unemployment rate, which is undoubtedly higher in certain areas of Italy such as the south. In fact, everything can take place via PC or smartphone: from the first interview, to training, to meetings, to the exchange of information, creating a practical link without having to face too many logistical difficulties for those who, for example, live in areas that are less well served than large cities, or simply to better manage a business from a distance.


Catalogue of marketing courses for the unemployed


Digital Coach fits perfectly into this “New Era”. In fact, it is able to offer you adequate preparation according to your job requirements, breaking down those space-time barriers. The attendance system is based on the online and on-demand mode thus ensuring that you can train anywhere from any country and place.

During the lessons, you will also be able to study directly in practice. In fact, you will be able to

  • use software in their free version
  • create your social profiles;
  • generate accounts for operational tools;
  • realise some online advertising campaigns;
  • blog writing;
  • build your website in wordpress;
  • manage an e-commerce shop.

The training plan consists of 29 modules divided into 3 areas (WEB area, Social, e-commerce) as indicated below:


Digital Strategy online & offline integration

Seo Base: positioning on search engines

Sem Base & Display Advertising

E-mail Marketing

Web Analytics Basis

Mobile Marketing

E-commerce Strategies & Management

Website Creation & WordPress

Affiliate Marketing

Location Based Marketing



E-Commerce Software & Magento

Seo Advanced

Sem Advanced: programmatic & real time bidding

Web Analytics Advanced

User Experience

E-Commerce Regulation



Facebook Advertising

Facebook Community Marketing

Youtube & Online Video Marketing

Linkedin Marketing

Digital Storytelling

WordPress for blogging & Seo Copywriting

Digital PR

Web Reputation & Social Media Monitoring

Personal Branding & Professional Success

Instagram & Influencer Marketing

Content Marketing & Blogging

Twitter & New Social Media

There are different study plans. In fact, some of our training courses include an internship, which gives you a great advantage when entering the job market. Other plans include between one and four real practice placements, which we call Work Experience (WEX). It is called real practice because at the end of these months you will have done real work that you can put on your CV or start filling your portfolio to show in case you want to freelance.

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View and download 3 summary tables on Course Catalogue and related study subjects, Included Services available and Price List. You will also receive an e-mail containing the same info and links to video testimonials from participants and video presentations of all courses.

– Book, if you wish, your participation in the webinar “10 steps to make a career or start your own business with digital” live online. After attending the webinar, you can request a one-to-one coaching session with one of our career consultants.