If you've never had a job or are returning to work after a long break then our introductory job seeking and employability courses and qualifications will help you:
The Job Seeking and Employability qualification is for learners working towards entry level 3, and level 1.
Before you start we'll check which level of qualification you should be working towards and the skills you already have in the different areas of the qualification, for example working in a team or filling out application forms. This helps us work out which courses are right for you, so you don't cover things you already know.Here's a simple guide to explain what these levels mean.
You'll enrol and learn online at one of our centres, where you'll get face to face support from our friendly staff. You can also join our online community where you can talk with other learners, ask for help and make new friends too.
When you've completed all your courses you will either take a test or present your work as a portfolio of evidence. Your centre will explain this to you and in either case make sure you have lots of practice beforehand so you're totally prepared.
Thanks to Government funding this qualification is free for most of our learners. We'll confirm this with you before you start.
The qualification is made up of the following subject areas. We'll put together the right courses from each to suit your needs.
If you're worried about getting a job or returning to employment after a break, our courses will help you plan for:
Depending on your level, the courses you could do for this part of your qualification are: Job Seeking Skills; Finding That Job; Employability Basics; Writing a CV; Interview Techniques; Application Forms; Letter Writing; WorkWise; Welcome to Planet Work; Planning your Career; and Working Ways.
Build effective working relationships with customers and colleagues by making a good impression at work. These courses can help you:
Depending on the level you're working towards, the courses you could do for this part of your qualification are called Attitude; Communication Skills; Working with Others; and Communicating at Work.
Managing yourself and your performance can help you to develop your leadership skills. You'll learn about:
Depending on the level you're working towards, the course you would do for this part of your qualification is called Developing Leadership Skills.
Whether you handle petty cash or money on a larger scale, being able to handle money responsibly, knowing the methods of payment and following procedures for handling money can be important in your job. You could learn:
Depending on the level you're working towards, the courses you could do for this part of your qualification are called Money MOT; Cash Crescent; and Handling Money at Work.
Learn how to prioritise your plans and make confident decisions when problems arise. These courses will help you to plan your working day, so you'll know how to fit tasks around other responsibilities. Learn how:
Depending on the level you're working towards, the courses you could do for this part of your qualification are called Motivation and Confidence; and Problem Solving at Work.
By understanding targets at work, you can see how important they are for individuals, teams and the company or business as a whole. You'll learn how to:
The course you will do for this part of your qualification is called Reaching Targets at Work.
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