Employability Skills

Ref: C3743813

This short course is suitable for anyone wanting to improve their prospect of employment. For example: interview skills, planning and writing a C.V., learning useful IT skills. You need to be able to understand and speak some English, as well as read and write well enough to read job advertisements, or a sample CV and to create your own CV. In addition to learning new work skills you will learn how to search the internet for job sites, open and create a word document, open and create an email . You will be identifying skills that you already have that could be useful in the workplace and look at jobs that interest you. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and find answers to help you in your job search.

Course aim

To provide an opportunity to learn new skills for work and find out more about the skills you already have that could be useful in the workplace.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You need to be able to understand and speak English, and read and write at Entry 1 skill level.

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

  • Identify and write at least 3 skills you have and include them on your CV
  • Ask at least 2 questions at a job interview
  • Answer at least 2 questions at a job interview
  • Open and save a word document
  • Read and follow instructions e.g. Health and Safety in the workplace

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

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.)

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

Employability Skills

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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