How to use Universal Credit online

Ref: C3841339

The course will include how to access the Universal Credit Website, how to log on, search for other agencies, create a profile, upload a CV, cover letters, Job search activities – Organisations applied to – how applied, contact name and date. Also treating looking for work as a full time job and justifying this by recording all job search activities in detail.

Course aim

To support clients how to access the Universal Credit Website, also to actively job search and record such, giving details of organisations names, contact details including dates.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Log onto Universal Credit website.
  • Navigate the Universal Website
  • Upload a CV
  • Upload job search letters
  • Record all job search activities

How will I be taught?

  • Group and one to one.

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?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Pen drive if they contain CV or job search letters.

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 outline

How to use Universal Credit online 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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