Skills for work

Skills for Work

Our work skills courses will help you broaden your knowledge and ability to apply for jobs. 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.

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.

Open day 24 November

Open day 24 November

11am - 3pm, Abbey Park, Freemen's Park and St Margaret's Campuses

When you’re making decisions about what to do next year – whether that is after your GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs or if you are returning to learning – there’s no substitute to visiting the College and discovering the range of courses and apprenticeships on offer for yourself.

At Open Day you can find out more about Leicester College, look around our campuses and see the facilities available to all of our students, as well as talk to tutors and current students.

Conflict Management Award level 2

Course Code: C5183

  • 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

  • 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

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

The course will enable you to increase or update your computer skills, allowing you to become capable and confident when using IT. The digital skills qualification helps you move into employment by delivering content that is both relevant and fun to learn. When you leave our centre, you are armed with the right skill set, […]

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Environmental Sustainability Award level 1

Course Code: C5202

  • 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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Food Safety Award level 2

Course Code: C0803

  • 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 are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. It is also appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including health and social care workers, pest-control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel. Anyone responsible for running a food business must ensure that […]

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Personal Finance Award level 1

Course Code: C5207

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

This course is for adults aged 19+. This course gives you an understanding of sources of income and expenditure and the need to balance the two for sound financial health. The course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money and introduces students to some of the products provided by banks and building societies and […]

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Recognising and Supporting Equality and Diversity at Work Award level 1

Course Code: C5203

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

This course is for adults aged 19+. It covers the principles of equality and diversity and their importance in organisations such as the workplace and learning environments. It provides an understanding of the legal and moral obligations of an employee to recognise best practice. The student will gain knowledge of current legislation which makes the […]

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Skills for Employment and Further learning Extended Award level 1

Course Code: C4609

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    18 hours per week
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This course is designed to offer unemployed adults a flexible, relevant course to improve their prospects of gaining employment. The course combines a number of smaller qualifications that are both relevant, currently topical and essential to all employers and some that are useful to you in your personal life, such as managing personal finance. […]

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Understanding Employment, Business and Enterprise Award level 1

Course Code: C5206

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

This course is for adults aged 19+. Employment and Business Enterprise is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of employment, business, and enterprise. The course will introduce you to the importance of entrepreneurial skills within business and will encourage you to reflect on their importance for your own career. […]

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