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.

Kamaljit Kaur

Kamaljit Kaur

Skills for work

The pre-employment programme helped me with my confidence and enabled me to approach interviews and filling out application forms better. Getting the job at Lidl has made me really happy and changed my life.

Employability and Personal Development

Course Code: C0814

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • 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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Action Planning for Personal Success Award Entry 3

Course Code: C0893

Key Information

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

Build your confidence and take the first steps to gaining employment.

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Applying for a Job Award level 1

Course Code: C6926

Key Information

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

This is a classroom-based, one day course which is offered year-round (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in gaining knowledge, practical experience and guidance on how to complete an application form accurately to improve your chances of securing an interview. […]

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Building Confidence and Self Esteem Award Entry level 3

Course Code: C6834

Key Information

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

This is a one day course which is available at regular times of the year (including non-term times) which will help you develop your self-confidence and self-esteem. It will help you develop a better understanding of what confidence and self-esteem mean and explore potential reasons for low confidence and self-esteem through discussion in a safe […]

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Award level 1

Course Code: C6929

Key Information

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

This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in improving your ability to manage conflict in the workplace, whether from customer or colleagues. If successful you will gain a nationally recognised level 1 Certificate in Conflict Resolution which is valuable evidence to show employers that you understand how to manage […]

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Award Level 2

Course Code: C6932

Key Information

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

This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in improving your knowledge of the importance of how to manage conflict in the workplace, whether from customer or colleagues. If you are successful you will gain a nationally recognised level 2 Certificate in Conflict Resolution which is valuable evidence to show […]

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Contact Centre Customer Service Sector Based Work Academy level 2

Course Code: C6921

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This is a four week programme if perfect if you are interested in working in the customer service or call centre job sectors. The programme includes a wide range of learning opportunities that support you by achieving nationally recognised qualifications including Customer Service Certificate level 2, Health Safety level 2, Equality Diversity, Conflict Resolution level […]

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Creating a Tailored Curriculum Vitae Award level 1

Course Code: C0600

Key Information

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

Generate your CV and receive valuable guidance into gaining future employment.

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CSCS Construction Card Course level 1

Course Code: C6956

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This is a four week programme if you are 19+ and interested in working in the construction industry. The programme includes a wide range of learning opportunities that support you by achieving nationally recognised qualifications inc:Include test, card, H S in Construction level 1, Equality Diversity level 1, Conflict Resolution level 1, as well as […]

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