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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.

Ahmad Javed Noori

Ahmad Javed Noori

Security Sector Based Work Academy

‘For those struggling to get into work, I encourage you to come to Leicester college and enrol on this course. It will really open up a wide range of opportunities and you will also learn a lot about life'.

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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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Bookkeeping AAT Award level 1 – C7514

Course Code: C7514

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 18 Sep 2023
  • 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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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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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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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, and 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 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, and family or even turn a hobby into a new career in baking or catering.

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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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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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Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability (RQF) Level 2 – C7799

Course Code: C7799

Key Information

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

Learn about key concepts in environmental sustainability, including local and global communities as well as ways to minimise your own impact on the planet.This course will build your understanding of global environmental initiatives as well as effective use of natural resources, providing opportunities within a range of careers including waste management or construction.

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