Skills for Work

Ref: C3126035

Skill for Work offers you the opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for gaining work. This course will also prepare you for searching for work, interviews techniques and embracing success.

Additional information about this course

Students will need to have English skills at entry 2 and above.

Course aim

To provide essential skills in preparation for the work place improving the prospects of employment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • Develop key skills in preparation for the work place e.g personal development, identifying strengths and weaknesses etc...
  • Write a personal statement and a curriculum vitae.
  • Identify a range of places and ways to obtain multiple job searches in relevant areas to you.
  • Search and complete application forms and role play interviews strategies

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • You will participate in student led activities both in groups and individual work, quizzes and written exercises, conduct mock interviews through role play and gain the confidence and motivation to succeed.

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
  • You will be asked to complete some work at home in preparation for your classes.

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.)
  • Please bring with you the following: A folder Writing paper Pen and pencil

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Any previous employment strategies are welcome and shared with the group if you wish.

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • This course will encourage you to put learning into practice to better your life chances.

Download full course outline

Skills for Work Course Outline

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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