Employability

Ref: C2419328

The course will help you to develop ideas, increase your self confidence in preparation for voluntary work, part time or full time employment. We will read a variety of texts, improve your writing skills and develop your skills in conversation and discussion according to your level

Additional information about this course

Min E3/L1 English is required

Course aim

On this course you will discuss the skills necessary to prepare yourself for employment. • Talk about previous work experience and identify future plans • Discuss your skills and qualities • Find out ways to expand your potential

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • discover what hidden strengths and skills I have from years of being a parent
  • quantify my confidence and rate how I feel about my strengths and my skills
  • write about my employment history, voluntary work experience, ready for my CV or interview
  • create different versions of your CV or covering letter ready for sending applications
  • learn how to market myself and my abilities; how to make my interests work for me

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
  • 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • USB or memory stick to store your CV

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • 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 with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Employability 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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