Job Searching and Applications

Ref: C2225275

This course is for anyone who is lacking in confidence about their abilities and the skills and qualities they have to offer in the workplace. The course covers Transferable Skills, How to find and apply for Jobs, Tips on how to write a CV and Covering Letter & how to give a good impression at Interviews. No skills or experience needed. .

Additional information about this course

All students will be referred onto this courses by JCP and all students will be in 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:

  • Identify at least 2 transferable skills & 2 areas for development
  • Recognise 2 important things to consider when looking for a job
  • Describe how to efficiently search for jobs
  • Know how to complete a CV, Application form and Covering Letter
  • List 6 ways to prepare for an interview

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
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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/

Download full Course information sheet

Job Searching and Applications

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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