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Personal development can mean a lot of different things. Our courses can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to make the most of your potential. Our adult education classes can also help you grow in your current job and help you reach your goals. 

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Looking for work? Start here

If you are looking for work and want to get started, we have short courses to help you find work. We run free course * on CV writing, job hunting and interviews. We’re here to help you reach your potential. From starting to explore your options to learning how to successfully apply for jobs. Our personal development courses help you take positive steps towards your dream job.

Stand out from the crowd

To stand out in the crowd and improve your employability, our tutors offer friendly support to meet your needs. You can talk to your tutor about your goals and identify the steps you need to take to get into the job you want.  Whether an online course or in person, our tutors are here to ensure you succeed. 

Already in work?

If you’re already in work and want to gain new skills and confidence or improve your wellbeing at work, our courses can help. Our adult education skills courses help you clarify your goals and find a clear path to reaching your potential.

*Over 90% of applicants for skills courses do not need to pay a fee. Subject to status - courses are free for unemployed people, job seekers and people on low wage. If you do not qualify you will be alerted during the application process.

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Personal Development: DWP CV Writing workshop

The CV writing workshop will empower Department for Work and Pensions claimants to create a new CV or update an existing CV with the help of an experienced tutor. You will learn the basic concepts and importance of an effective CV, ensuring that it includes personal details, information on education, work experience, key skills and references. Where appropriate you will receive support to tailor CVs to specific job roles with a view to improve prospects for being invited for an interview. It will be an opportunity to obtain individual feedback, review drafted CVs and address any individual queries and concerns.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 24/06/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
DWP Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00015454
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Personal Development: Job Skills with ESOL

This short course, Job Skills with ESOL, helps beginners learn English and job skills. It covers basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. You will learn useful words and phrases for work. The course also teaches how to write a cv, prepare for job interviews, and understand workplace rules. Through simple and practical lessons, you will gain confidence to use English at work and find a job. This course is perfect for those who are just starting to learn English and want to improve their chances of getting a job.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 24/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Mount Pleasant School (Southampton)
Mount Pleasant Road
Newtown
Southampton
SO14 0WZ
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00016452
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Personal Development: Vocabulary for communication 2

This course is suitable for beginners and anyone who wants to improve their communications skills. You will discover new vocabulary through class discussion and participating in group activities. The aim of the course is to improve your English skills while learning new words and developing your memory skills and self-confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 24/06/2024 -
Mon 05/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Barnsley Mencap (Barnsley)
122 Pontefract Road
Barnsley
S71 1JA
Tutor:
Juliana Gilmartin
Course code:
Q00017360
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80

Professional Development: Understanding the World of Work

This course will help you understand the best places to look for work and explore employment opportunities, looking at least 5 different methods to find job adverts. We will look at job advertisements in detail and help you understand the information contained within an advert. It will also give you a better understanding of what types of employment there are and what they mean, help you understand what you may be entitled to if you are working on a contract and will also assist you in navigating your pay / wage slip and understand the information contained within it. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority: https://www.wmca.org.uk/

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00017042
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £46.25

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Personal Development: DWP CV Writing workshop

The CV writing workshop will empower Department for Work and Pensions claimants to create a new CV or update an existing CV with the help of an experienced tutor. You will learn the basic concepts and importance of an effective CV, ensuring that it includes personal details, information on education, work experience, key skills and references. Where appropriate you will receive support to tailor CVs to specific job roles with a view to improve prospects for being invited for an interview. It will be an opportunity to obtain individual feedback, review drafted CVs and address any individual queries and concerns.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
DWP Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00015449
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

Personal Development: DWP CV Writing workshop

The CV writing workshop will empower Department for Work and Pensions claimants to create a new CV or update an existing CV with the help of an experienced tutor. You will learn the basic concepts and importance of an effective CV, ensuring that it includes personal details, information on education, work experience, key skills and references. Where appropriate you will receive support to tailor CVs to specific job roles with a view to improve prospects for being invited for an interview. It will be an opportunity to obtain individual feedback, review drafted CVs and address any individual queries and concerns.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
DWP Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00017310
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Professional Development: Job Seeking and CV Writing

This course will help you navigate your journey towards looking for a new job. For many people who perhaps have been in the same role for several years or have been out of the job market are daunted by the prospect of looking for a job. This session will help you to identify and celebrate your personal skills and celebrate your unique selling points. Once we have identified these, we can look at how you can produce an effective CV and navigate the job market successfully; join this course to get closer to getting that new job. This course is a Free Taster Course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kate Antoniou
Course code:
Q00016652
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Professional Development: Preparing for Work in the UK

Are you looking for work in the UK or thinking of starting work in the UK? If you have never worked in the UK or worked abroad but limited experience of working in the UK, this course is for you. The course is designed to support to improve your spoken and written English when thinking about your work skills and the type of work you are interest in. You will take part in mock interviews and help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to prepare you for the world of work and improve your confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 05/07/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Mosses Community Centre (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Muntaha Iffat
Course code:
Q00015379
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Personal Development: DWP CV Writing workshop

The CV writing workshop will empower Department for Work and Pensions claimants to create a new CV or update an existing CV with the help of an experienced tutor. You will learn the basic concepts and importance of an effective CV, ensuring that it includes personal details, information on education, work experience, key skills and references. Where appropriate you will receive support to tailor CVs to specific job roles with a view to improve prospects for being invited for an interview. It will be an opportunity to obtain individual feedback, review drafted CVs and address any individual queries and concerns.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
DWP Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00015457
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Professional Development: Interview Skills and How to Get the Dream Job

Part of the Free Taster Courses; Come along to this course if you want to maximize your chances of getting your dream job. Preparing for an interview can be daunting particularly if it has been some time since you have been through the process. However, taking time to prepare really pays off. Find out how and what employers are looking for in a candidate, the criteria they will use, and the likely questions you may be asked. We will use a simple structure to craft our answers to these questions and discuss and identify some common pitfalls to the interview process and how we can avoid them.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kate Antoniou
Course code:
Q00016564
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free