Skills for work

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.

Skills for work customer service

Ben completed a customer service course at Leicester College and continued seeing his own work coach in preparation for applying for jobs.

“I never thought it was something I could do, but I just grew in confidence, he says. "I really enjoyed the course and managed to get another Job Centre work placement.

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Employability and Personal Development

Course Code: C0814

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

You will have the opportunity to improve skills necessary for independent living, healthy lifestyles, personal finance, and work skills. You will be given the opportunity to develop your maths and English as you work towards recognised qualifications. You will also be able to take part in enrichment activities and volunteering experiences to help you to […]

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Conflict Management Award level 2

Course Code: C5183

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This qualification is aimed at individuals who require training in conflict management. It is appropriate for a wide range of sectors and is suitable for anyone who has a customer-facing role and deals with service users or the public. It can also be a useful qualification for individuals who would like a better understanding of […]

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Customer Service Certificate level 1

Course Code: C4537

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service is designed to provide learners with the skills required for working within any customer service environment. The qualification is suitable for all learners to help you better understand the sector, in order to support your career choices. It gives you the opportunity to: […]

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Customer Service Certificate level 1

Course Code: C4537

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service is designed to provide learners with the skills required for working within any customer service environment. The qualification is suitable for all learners to help you better understand the sector, in order to support your career choices. It gives you the opportunity to: […]

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Digital Skills Award Entry level

Course Code: C4530

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Do you want to improve your computer skills? This one day, classroom based course could be perfect for you. Available all year round, with regular start dates, by completing the course you become more confident using a computer and better understand a range of digital and computer programmes, as well as developing your general IT […]

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Food Safety Award level 2

Course Code: C0803

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Gain an accredited food safety qualification which would be beneficial for anyone looking for work as food handlers working in the catering or hospitality sector. It is also appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including health and social care workers, pest-control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel. The course […]

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Food Safety Award level 2

Course Code: C0803

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Gain an accredited food safety qualification which would be beneficial for anyone looking for work as food handlers working in the catering or hospitality sector. It is also appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including health and social care workers, pest-control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel. The course […]

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Health and Safety Award level 1

Course Code: C0801

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Successfully complete this course and gain a recognised and valuable level 1 health and safety qualification, which is needed in many roles. The course takes approximately six hours to complete. You can study at your own pace, so you could complete it in one day or over a few days. The course runs throughout the […]

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Healthy Living Award level 1

Course Code: C5204

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration Various
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Do you want to improve your health and get a better understanding of what healthy living means? Learn about how to get to and keep a healthy body weight, the requirements of a healthy diet and keeping a healthy lifestyle. The course is taught online, and you can choose to start the course at […]

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