What you'll Learn

This programme focuses on the key qualities sought by employers. We aim to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment; improve your confidence and motivation, improve your communication skills and personal effectiveness. Additionally this programme will highlight where learning opportunities for the Functional Skills qualifications may be found as well as full time study opportunities.

Job application skills:
Complete a straightforward job application form and write a covering letter. The content includes understanding the type of information usually requested in job application forms, presenting information appropriately for the audience and purpose, and basic guidelines for completing forms and formal letter writing.

Interview skills:
This introduces you to preparation needed for job interviews and being interviewed. The content will include finding out more about the recruiting organisation and the roles, identifying and preparing for potential interview questions, appropriate dress and language for interviews, speaking and listening skills and getting feedback

Understanding mindset:
To provide you with an understanding of how employability can be affected by your mindset, focusing on the key qualities sought by employers.

Problem solving at work:
The course covers the different types of problem you might encounter in the work place, applying problem-solving techniques and identifying solutions.

CVs and covering letters
You will have a Universal Jobmatch account set-up if you don’t already have one. CVs and letters will be uploaded to your account ready for job searching. You will learn how to use speculative forms of enquiry.

Ideal If

You are an active job seeker and could do with some support to move forward into employment.

What to expect

This is delivered over 2 weeks; the course content is up to date, the days are interesting and often fun!

What next

This programme will lead to:

  • Employment
  • An Apprenticeship
  • A Traineeship
  • Further vocational or academic study