First Steps into Employment 50+

Ref: C2225112

This course is to build up your confidence about returning to work or going to work for the first time and is for students who are 50+ It looks at broadening your horizons and boosting your self-image as well as developing the skills you already have to return to work.

Additional information about this course

All students will be referred onto this course by JCP and all students will be receipt of a means tested benefit.

Course aim

The aim of the course is for older students wanting to develop skills and confidence to enable them to move back into the workplace or aim for a career change.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Feel more confident in your abilities
  • Look at the options available for work, whether changing career, changing hours or looking for a new job
  • Realise and appreciate the importance of self-image
  • Explain what ‘soft skills’ are, and how to work as a team, on my own initiative and listen to others

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

First Steps into Employment 50+ Course Outline

Conditions

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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