Life Skills, Moving on Together

Ref: C2225313

Life skills is designed to support you in your job search and to prepare you for employment. We will consider your desires and needs, skills and aptitudes to assist you to find work that you are suited for. The course includes: personal skills analysis; building confidence in yourself; finding a job - CV writing and applications, general and local job search skills; interview techniques; preparing for work - dealing with stress, returning to work after a short or long break.

Additional information about this course

Classes will run 10am - 2.30pm including a 30 minute lunch break.

Course aim

To assist you to get a job for the first time or to return to work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people who are referred by the local job centre.

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

  • Identify your own skills, personality characteristics and aptitudes.
  • Improve your CV writing skills and make or modify your own CV.
  • Discuss types of interviews and practise interview techniques.
  • Recognise how to access local job opportunities.
  • Prepare yourself for taking a new job or returning to work.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring: pen and paper, your CV if you have one, (paper and MS word file on USB key) your library card (to access internet); a USB key for your saved work, your own device - laptop, iPad, phone etc. and your lunch.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full Course information sheet

Life Skills, Moving on Together

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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