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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.

Partnerships

We work with key local and national partners to provide you with the best opportunities and advice.

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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Introduction to Crochet – C8282

Course Code: C8282

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Through this short course course learn the basics about crochet tools, materials, correct techniques, and pattern making. By the end you will take on a project of your own to make a blanket, cushion cover or any other ideas you have.

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Upholstery Improvers 1 – C8171

Course Code: C8171

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 13 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Have you ever considered trying your hand at upcycling or restoring items of furniture to its for glory? Our Upholstery course offers students the chance to learn the basics of working with small items of furniture to either repair or create something new using easy to learn methods and techniques.

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Introduction to Garment Making – C8218

Course Code: C8218

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A part time introductory adult course for those trying their hands at garment making. Build your knowledge and a new foundation of skills in health and safety, pattern making, and adding extras such as pockets, elastic casing, and hems.

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Introduction to Sewing Skills – C8214

Course Code: C8214

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A part time beginner adult course for those trying their hands at sewing. Build on your previously acquired knowledge and enhance your skills in health and safety, sewing basic buttons and seams, as well as an introduction to sewing machines.

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Garment Making Improvers 1 – C8279

Course Code: C8279

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 13 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A part time intermediate adult course for those trying their hands at garment making. Build on your previously acquired knowledge and enhance your skills in health and safety, pattern making, and adding extras such as zips, buttons, and elastics.

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Introduction to Computing Beginners – C8286

Course Code: C8286

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

This is a part time beginners course for first time adult computer users. Learn the foundation of using a computer and the basics of creating files, documents, emails, and using the internet.

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Introduction to Computing Improvers – C8240

Course Code: C8240

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

A part time intermediate adult course for those trying their hands at computing. Build on your previously acquired knowledge, refamiliarise yourself with using a computer and enhance your skills in creating documents, emails, and using the internet.

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Garment Making Improvers – Pattern Cutting 1 – C8280

Course Code: C8280

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 13 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 13 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A part time intermediate adult course for those trying their hands at garment making. Build on your previously acquired knowledge and enhance your skills in health and safety, pattern making, and adding extras such as zips, buttons, and elastics.

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Garment Making Improvers 1 – C8281

Course Code: C8281

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 13 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 13 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A part time intermediate adult course for those trying their hand at garment making. Build on knowledge you have already acquired and enhance your skills in health and safety, pattern creation, and working with added extras such as zips, buttons and elastics.

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