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Skills for Work Courses

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 – C6108

Course Code: C6108

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 17 May 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 4 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Prepare for a career in accounting by fine-tuning your manual bookkeeping and gaining valuable skills and experience that can give you a solid base to go further into education or directly into work.

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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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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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Awareness of Social Media and Online Safety Award level 1 – C2694

Course Code: C2694

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

In a world of constant online interaction, this course will help you develop knowledge of risks and safety measures required when using online technologies. You will have the opportunity to build your understanding of the impact of social media and take preventative measures in order to provide safeguarding for yourself and others.

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Baking – C1482

Course Code: C1482

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 5 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Treat yourself to a course with a delicious outcome, you will have fun and work towards a new skill with weekly classes and different recipes. This course can even inspire you to turn what you learn into a business or simply enjoy a new hobby and meet new people.

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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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Cafe/Coffee Shop Fosse Park SWAP Award level 1 – C7279

Course Code: C7279

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 3 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Begin your career in the hospitality and catering industry with this two-week programme designed to prepare you for the role of a coffee shop assistant. Upon completion, you will have all the accredited qualifications needed for this job, as well as being put forward for a guaranteed interview if you're successful on the course.

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Cafe/Coffee Shop Fosse Park SWAP Award level 1 – C7279

Course Code: C7279

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • duration Duration 3 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Begin your career in the hospitality and catering industry with this two-week programme designed to prepare you for the role of a coffee shop assistant. Upon completion, you will have all the accredited qualifications needed for this job, as well as being put forward for a guaranteed interview if you're successful on the course.

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