Employability Skills

Ref: C3743822

This course will help students understand key aspects of the workplace and it will cover the aspect of social norms in a workplace in the UK. It is for people wishing to develop their skills in order to prepare themselves for work or to learn more about the workplace etiquette and skills required in a work environment. Students will explore how to deal everyday work problems and develop their problem solving skills. By the end of the course, students will have completed their own project outlining work vocabulary, phrases, problem-solving skills as well as their own CV.

Course aim

This course aims to develop students’ employability skills for the workplace to prepare them for work or enable them to apply for jobs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Identify and write at least 3 skills in a CV and write your own CV.
  • Differentiate formal and informal language in three letters.
  • Identify at least 10 words and 10 phrases used in a workplace.
  • Write a business email reporting statistics.
  • Listen to and answer questions about 5 everyday work problems (e.g. phoning in sick, absence leave, health and safety, accidents, complaints, inoperative machines, etc.)

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 asked to complete a project with everything taught during the course.

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Employability Skills

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


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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