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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.

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Bookkeeping AAT Award level 1 – C7514

Course Code: C7514

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 19 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 4 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Boost your professional skills with this bookkeeping course. Ideal if you need to manage your own books or need a qualification to get into this field of work.

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CompTIA A+ – C0866

Course Code: C0866

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Feb 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 18 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

There is a consistent demand for IT professionals. This certification will boost your prospects of a career in the IT industry and if you already work in the sector, this qualification can help validate your skills leading to higher aspirational opportunities.

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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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Alcohol and Drug Awareness Award level 1 – C5355

Course Code: C5355

Key Information

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

Raise your awareness and understand of the types of drugs available, the impact of both drugs and alcohol on users and others, what happens when users stop using, and agencies that can help and support those abusing drugs and alcohol. This information may be relevant to a wide range of sectors.

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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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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 – C7289

Course Code: C7289

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Sweeten up your skills with our short course in cake decorating and sugarcraft Over nine weeks in the evening we will help you work with different techniques and ingredients to create baking masterpieces. Take on this course to impress your friends, family or even turn a hobby into a new career in baking or catering.

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Cake Decorating – C7289

Course Code: C7289

Key Information

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

Sweeten up your skills with our short course in cake decorating and sugarcraft Over nine weeks in the evening we will help you work with different techniques and ingredients to create baking masterpieces. Take on this course to impress your friends, family or even turn a hobby into a new career in baking or catering.

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