Workability Workshop am

Ref: C2225115

This course will cover a wide selection of methods to help students identify and acknowledge their core strengths and skills. The main outcome is to produce an up-to-date and suitable CV and to know how to write a covering letter to a prospective employer. Each session will help the students focus on their own approach to employment (including the potential for self-employment) and understand their own mind-set towards work, potential barriers to progression and how to identify and create employment opportunities. There will also be the opportunity to practice interview techniques. As customer service is a main theme for this course, customer service topics will be focussed on in each session. During the afternoon sessions, students will be transferred to our partner, HACRO and Emmaus where you will be involved in a variety of voluntary work roles (such as gardening, decorating, woodworking) and will also have the opportunity to engage in food hygiene and kitchen skills sessions.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to help improve the employability of students by helping them recognise their own potential, and how to deliver this in the workplace.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is open to service users with the Probation office and must be on an unpaid work order with a minimum of 100 hours and at least 60 hours remaining to be eligible for the course.

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

  • Recognise my own potential for employment
  • Create an up-to-date and suitably structured CV
  • Create a CV cover letter
  • Understand how to prepare for a job interview and know how to conduct myself during the interview
  • Identify what steps I need to take in order to access employment and/or training

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
  • 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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details

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Workability Workshop am

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  • 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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