Employability Skills

Ref: C2346836

This course suits anyone who has been out of work for an extended period of time, for example raising children or a health issue. The course is centred around addressing issues that may cause students to doubt their abilities in the workplace. We will build confidence, look at practical methods to address problems and catch up with what has changed in the world of work. Upon completion of this course students should be ready to start job searching, but there is the option to progress into a CV and Interview skills workshop if desired.

Course aim

This course is designed to help adults return to work after a lengthy career gap.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • List 5 reasons to return to work
  • Identify one obstacle that stops you from returning to work
  • Set a SMART plan to address that obstacle
  • Select an industry, profession, or role, and research the entry requirements and skill set required for employment in that field
  • Explain the points based recruitment method

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

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.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Employability Skills


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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