The Job Market - Looking for a job - Unit 2

Ref: C2224770

This course encourages you to look at where jobs are advertised and to examine job advertisements, identifying where the most appropriate jobs for you can be found. You will be encouraged to look at what employers are saying in their advertisements and interpret this in relation to your own skills and experience.

Additional information about this course

Students must be referred via JCP

Course aim

This course aims to help you to match job vacancies to the skills and experience you possess. You will be helped to identify the important parts of a job advertisement and complie a list of sources to help with job hunting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • 1. List sources where jobs are advertised.
  • 2. Identify the different parts of a job advertisement.
  • 3. Select five advertisements you would like to apply for.
  • 4. Decide how suitable each job is based on your skills, experience and other circumstances, for example where you live.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • It is hoped that by participating in these courses, you will feel equipped to move into the workplace.

Download full course outline

The Job Market - Looking for a job - Unit 2 Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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