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.

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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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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Creating a Tailored Curriculum Vitae Award level 1

Course Code: C0600

Key Information

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

This is a classroom-based, one day course which is offered year-round (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). This accredited qualification is suitable for anyone (19+) wishing to gain practical experience and guidance on how to create a tailored CV or update an existing CV for specific jobs to improve their chances of gaining […]

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Creating a Tailored Curriculum Vitae Award level 1

Course Code: C0600

Key Information

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

This is a classroom-based, one day course which is offered year-round (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). This accredited qualification is suitable for anyone (19+) wishing to gain practical experience and guidance on how to create a tailored CV or update an existing CV for specific jobs to improve their chances of gaining […]

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Customer Service Award level 1

Course Code: C6253

Key Information

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

This is a classroom based, one day course which is offered year round (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in improving your knowledge of the importance of customer service including how to satisfy customers’ expectations. It is useful […]

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Customer Service Award level 1

Course Code: C6253

Key Information

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

This is a classroom based, one day course which is offered year round (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in improving your knowledge of the importance of customer service including how to satisfy customers’ expectations. It is useful […]

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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 HABC Award level 2

Course Code: C6308

Key Information

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

This is a supported online learning course which is available all year (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). You will need to be committed to complete approximately 6 hours of learning, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. The course is designed so days and times suit your […]

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Customer Service HABC Award level 2

Course Code: C6308

Key Information

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

This is a supported online learning course which is available all year (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). You will need to be committed to complete approximately 6 hours of learning, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. The course is designed so days and times suit your […]

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