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Skills for Work Courses

Skills for Work

Our work skills courses will help you broaden your knowledge and ability to apply for jobs. You may also be interested in these courses if you want to brush up your knowledge of subjects including digital skills, food safety and personal finance.

We offer courses based on confidence building; job searching; information technology for job search; working in a team; work skills; skills for employment; preparing for an interview, setting goals and writing CVs and cover letters.

All of our Skills for Work courses lead to a recognised qualification.

Who are Leicester College’s Work Skills Courses for?

Our work skills courses are aimed at people who want to enhance their chances of finding employment. Most of our courses are free and some can be subsidised depending on your household income.

Leicester College also has a six-week course in collaboration with employer Multisec, who currently have local vacancies. This course is called door supervision award and is designed for candidates who want to work in the security sector. The course offers you the chance to gain real qualifications, and everyone who gets through the six weeks is guaranteed an interview with Multisec.

Further Information

These courses are designed to be flexible with your current commitments eg childcare. Also our City Skills Centre is on Charles Street, is easy for everyone to get to by public transport. Many of our previous learners report it helped them go onto further employment and increased their confidence.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly

Graduate of LCC sector-based Work Academy, now employed with Leicester City Council.

“The course has helped me make friends inside and outside of the City Skills Centre and motivated me to work hard and support my family”

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Accounting AAT Certificate level 2 – C7319

Course Code: C7319

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Jan 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Gain a well-respected qualification in accounting with this part-time AAT course, ideal for adults 19+. This will open up your opportunities to progress in education through higher level full-time study, an apprenticeship, or to kick-start your career in the world of accounting, auditing or law.

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Action Planning for Personal Success Award Entry 3 – C0893

Course Code: C0893

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Gain confidence and improve your current skills. This supported class-room based, one-day course helps you take the first steps to returning to work. Delivered in a safe and friendly manner, the course will be helping you to reach your life and career goals, in a way that all students feel comfortable and at ease.

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Applying for a Job Award level 1 – C6926

Course Code: C6926

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Applying for a job can be both confusing and stressful, our one-day course aims to give you knowledge and understanding of how to apply for jobs as well as help on completing job application forms. This is a really useful course if you are returning to work and want to improve your job application skills.

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Awareness of Social Media and Online Safety Award level 1 – C2694

Course Code: C2694

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

In a world of constant online interaction, this course will help you develop knowledge of risks and safety measures required when using online technologies. You will have the opportunity to build your understanding of the impact of social media and take preventative measures in order to provide safeguarding for yourself and others.

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Basic IT Certificate Entry level 2 – C6848

Course Code: C6848

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Learn the basics of IT in a safe and supportive setting. You will take part in fun activities and boost your confidence with using computers and mobile phones. This five-day course runs most weeks of the year and is helpful if you are wanting to show employers you have basic IT skills.

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Building Confidence and Self Esteem Award Entry level 3 – C6834

Course Code: C6834

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Boost your confidence and self-esteem. This is a one-day course that is a great way to help you be positive about your future. It can help with personal and work problems in a safe and supporting setting. Helpful if you are returning to work and want to show employers you can be a positive member of a working team.

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Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft – C6487

Course Code: C6487

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks

Whether you are a complete beginner or have previous experience in cake decorating, this hobby course will teach you the basics of covering a cake to marzipan modelling and party cupcakes.On completion you may choose to enrol onto another one of our part-time courses or continue your progression into full-time study.

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Care level 1 – C6957

Course Code: C6957

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • duration Duration 4 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Boost your employability, knowledge, and skillset in the care sector by completing this four-week programme. We will help you gain nationally recognised qualification through blended classroom and online training. On completion of this programme you will be offered an interview with a care provider in Leicester including employers such as Heathcotes Group.

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Citizenship Award level 1 – C2693

Course Code: C2693

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Understand the democratic process here in the UK through learning about national decision-making, public spending and the justice system. This course will help you build your knowledge of how politics affects the economy as well as develop valuable insights into human rights and law enforcement.

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