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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.

Partnerships

We work with key local and national partners to provide you with the best opportunities and advice.

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.

Ahmad Javed Noori

Ahmad Javed Noori

Security Sector Based Work Academy

‘For those struggling to get into work, I encourage you to come to Leicester college and enrol on this course. It will really open up a wide range of opportunities and you will also learn a lot about life'.

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Acting for Beginners – C8071

Course Code: C8071

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 22 Jan 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Leicester College has a long tradition of teaching acting, dance and musical theatre courses with many of its students currently starring in West End shows, touring nationally or on TV. Our professional, industry-standard studios and theatres (along with a little help from the tutors) provide outstanding facilities for full and part-time learners.

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Maths Functional Skills Summer School – C7499

Course Code: C7499

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Jul 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    25 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Functional skills in maths at level 1 and level 2 are designed to develop the your ability to represent situations using mathematics, analyse calculations, solve problems and interpret mathematics to explain situations.

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Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills – C8001

Course Code: C8001

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Oct 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Enhance your theoretical understanding of counselling and continue to help you develop the skills and attitudes required to practice these approaches. You will also encourage profound personal growth and understanding enhance your ability to understand others and develops your ability to extend empathy.

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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
    32.5 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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Cake Decorating – C7289

Course Code: C7289

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Sweeten up your skills with our short course in cake decorating and sugarcraft Over nine weeks in the evening we will help you work with different techniques and ingredients to create baking masterpieces. Take on this course to impress your friends, and family or even turn a hobby into a new career in baking or catering.

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Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft – C5423

Course Code: C5423

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Whether you are a complete beginner or have previous experience in sugar crafts, this hobby course will teach you the basics of how to work with sugar and icing to create cake toppers and sugar craft masterpieces. On completion, you may enrol in another one of our part-time courses or continue your progression into full-time study.

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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
  • map Campus Ross Walk

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 of this course 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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Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability (RQF) Level 2 – C7799

Course Code: C7799

Key Information

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

Learn about key concepts in environmental sustainability, including local and global communities as well as ways to minimise your own impact on the planet. This course will build your understanding of global environmental initiatives as well as effective use of natural resources, providing opportunities within a range of careers including waste management or construction.

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Customer Service Award level 1 – C6253

Course Code: C6253

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

Customer service is an important part of many job roles. This classroom-based, one day nationally recognised qualification will help you improve your customer service skills as well as learning how to meet a customer’s needs. The course is offered all year round and you will need to complete a full day of learning.

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