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.

Conflict Management Award level 2

Course Code: C5183

Key Information

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

This qualification is aimed at individuals who require training in conflict management. It is appropriate for a wide range of sectors and is suitable for anyone who has a customer-facing role and deals with service users or the public. It can also be a useful qualification for individuals who would like a better understanding of […]

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Conflict Management Award level 2

Course Code: C5183

Key Information

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

This qualification is aimed at individuals who require training in conflict management. It is appropriate for a wide range of sectors and is suitable for anyone who has a customer-facing role and deals with service users or the public. It can also be a useful qualification for individuals who would like a better understanding of […]

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Customer Service Certificate level 1

Course Code: C4537

Key Information

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

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service is designed to provide learners with the skills required for working within any customer service environment. The qualification is suitable for all learners to help you better understand the sector, in order to support your career choices. It gives you the opportunity to: […]

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Customer Service Certificate level 1

Course Code: C4537

Key Information

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

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service is designed to provide learners with the skills required for working within any customer service environment. The qualification is suitable for all learners to help you better understand the sector, in order to support your career choices. It gives you the opportunity to: […]

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Digital Skills Award Entry level

Course Code: C4530

Key Information

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

This 2 day course is for adults who find online job search challenging. During the programme you will be introduced to effective ways of doing online job search, producing documents, sending and replying to emails. The programme will cover: • Logging onto a computer • Using the internet effectively for online job search • Creating […]

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Digital Skills Award Entry level

Course Code: C4530

Key Information

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

This 2 day course is for adults who find online job search challenging. During the programme you will be introduced to effective ways of doing online job search, producing documents, sending and replying to emails. The programme will cover: • Logging onto a computer • Using the internet effectively for online job search • Creating […]

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Employability and Personal Development

Course Code: C0814

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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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Environmental Sustainability Award level 1

Course Code: C5202

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This course is for adults aged 19+. The Ascentis Level 1 Award in Environmental Sustainability qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of sustainability and environmental impacts. This qualification introduces the student to key issues in sustainability, raising awareness of the topic and encouraging you to consider your […]

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Environmental Sustainability Award level 1

Course Code: C5202

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This course is for adults aged 19+. The Ascentis Level 1 Award in Environmental Sustainability qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of sustainability and environmental impacts. This qualification introduces the student to key issues in sustainability, raising awareness of the topic and encouraging you to consider your […]

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