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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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Employability & Skills

Attend our Employability course and boost your skills for work. If you’re entering the workforce for the first time or after a long break, this course can teach you essential skills employers look for and prepare you for the transition. Learn basic skills for jobs in any sector as well as key soft skills for your CV. Feel confident stepping into the workforce. This course will provide you with the soft skills required to get that job and give you the confidence and self esteem to sell what you have to offer to potential employers.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Westwood Community Hub
Cross Keys House
31-35 Hampton Court
Westwood
Peterborough
PE3 7JB
Tutor:
Inna Gorobets
Course code:
Q00015332
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

UNISON NE: Professional Development - Cultural Integration in the Workplace

A workshop designed for staff working for Sunderland City Council and Unison Members. Useful if you are new to working within the UK, or if you work with team members who are from outside of the UK. This is an engaging, fun, 2-hour interactive workshop. The aim is to promote a fulfilling, positive workplace experience through reducing fears and cultural barriers. You will learn useful tips to help promote better understanding and clear communication with your colleagues. Delivered by a tutor who has personal experience of adapting to life and work within the UK and the challenges and rewards that can be brought by the experience.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
SCAS HQ Building
Carremere Road
Sunderland
SR2 9TQ
Tutor:
Marina Fasa
Course code:
Q00014522
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
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:
Q00015442
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

Personal Development: DWP What do I do next?

This course equips DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) customers with essential skills in accessing, understanding, and utilising information, advice, and guidance services effectively. customers will learn how to navigate the DWP system confidently, accessing vital resources and support to enhance their employment prospects, financial stability, and overall well-being. Through interactive sessions, learners will develop skills in interpreting complex information, seeking appropriate advice, and making informed decisions tailored to their unique circumstances. From job searching strategies to financial planning tips, this course empowers DWP customers to take control of their future with knowledge and confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 05/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
DWP Wellington Street Job Centre
Crown Buildings
60 Wellington Street
Leicester
LE1 6DS
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00015816
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £6.30

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12 months
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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 10/06/2024 -
Mon 10/06/2024
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:
Q00015452
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

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 12/06/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
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:
Q00015438
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

Get Ready for Work! Confidence Course (West Sussex Multiply)

This course is delivered as part of the Multiply- West Sussex contract which is intended to help students to develop everyday numeracy skills and build confidence with maths. This particular course integrates basic numeracy for the workplace, to build confidence in those who are unemployed, or particularly for the long term unemployed. The intent of the course is to upskill people and to give them the confidence to get on in the modern workplace. Increasing their confidence with numbers in the workplace, but also looking to build confidence overall.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00016219
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: DWP Employability Skills

The 10-Hour Employability Skills Course for Job Centre Claimants is designed to empower individuals with limited English language abilities and minimal work experience. It covers key areas such as effective communication, CV writing, job searching techniques, interview preparation, and digital literacy, tailored to the needs of non-native English speakers. Participants will also learn about UK workplace culture and time management. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, the course aims to enhance job readiness, providing the tools and confidence needed to navigate the job market and pursue employment opportunities effectively.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
WEA (Leicester)
101 Hinckley Road
Leicester
LE3 0TD
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00014080
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Personal Development: Working in the UK (SCC course-only for students living in Southampton)

Working in the UK aims to improve your communication skills on preparing to work in the UK and will include health, shopping, and most importantly employability. This course will help students understand the culture of work in the UK. It will also help you get the skills needed for work in the UK. The course is for speakers of other languages, and it is highly recommended to complete this course before progressing on to ESOL courses. As it will build your confidence and broaden your vocabulary. This course is a working in the UK (SCC course-only for residents living in Southampton)

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 14/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00013598
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

Professional Development: Employability Skills (Bournemouth)

Do you attend Seetec Pluss in Bournemouth, then attend this course and boost your employability skills. If you’re entering the workforce for the first time or after a long break, this course can teach you essential skills employers look for and prepare you for the transition. Learn basic skills for jobs in any sector as well as key soft skills for your CV. Feel confident stepping into the workforce. This course will provide you with the soft skills required to get that job and give you the confidence and self esteem to sell what you have to offer to potential employers.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Thu 20/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss Bournemouth
G.01 & Meeting room 1a
Oxford Point
19 Oxford Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8GS
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00013786
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20