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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.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly

Graduate of LCC sector-based Work Academy, now employed with Leicester City Council.

“The course has helped me make friends inside and outside of the City Skills Centre and motivated me to work hard and support my family”

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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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Basic IT Certificate Entry Level – C6075

Course Code: C6075

Key Information

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

This accredited qualification will help you stand out from the crowd with IT knowledge and experience valued by a range of employers across all industries. You will learn essential IT and computing skills for employment as well as aiding your personal development in time management, research methods and CV writing.

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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 Programme 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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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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Confidence Building Certificate Entry level 3 – C5350

Course Code: C5350

Key Information

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

Build your confidence and self-esteem to bring about a positive change in your life and well-being. Whether you are looking to get back into employment or you are simply trying to improve your confidence in day-to-day life, this 6 day course will give you the skills you need to take the next step.

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Award level 1 – C6929

Course Code: C6929

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

Improve your ability to manage conflict in the workplace. Conflicts can occur from customers and colleagues and this course will give useful skills in how to manage these situations. This classroom-based one day nationally recognised qualification is offered all year round and will improve your confidence when working in difficult settings such as security and teaching.

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