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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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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

Preparation for Work

"First Steps in ESOL" is a foundational course designed to help beginners embark on their journey of learning English as a Second Language (ESOL). This course is tailored for individuals with little to no prior knowledge of English, providing a supportive and engaging environment to develop essential language skills. Participants will learn fundamental vocabulary and phrases for everyday situations, such as greetings, introductions, and simple conversations about personal information, family, and daily activities. On this course, learners will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the tutor. Join us and take your first steps towards mastering the English language!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
CREST (South Shields)
95 Fowler Street
South Shields
NE33 1NU
Tutor:
Marina Fasa
Course code:
Q00017022
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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 18/06/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Imogen Draper
Course code:
Q00017042
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £64.75

Personal Development: Get Ready for Employment: Future Skills

Getting Ready for Employment: Future Goals is organised in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and the Blakenhall Action Community Forum at the Old School, Dudley Road, Wolverhampton WV2 3BY. It is specifically created in partnership with care leavers and their care assistants, who are welcome to attend to support their client. This a short course which will help learners to acquire techniques to cope more effectively with anxiety and lack of self confidence and will help them to set future goals for further learning, volunteering or getting into employment. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority https://www.wmca.org.uk/

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
The Old School Building (Wolverhampton)
The Old School
73 Dudley Road
Wolverhampton
WV2 3BY
Tutor:
Jayne Evans
Course code:
Q00015109
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

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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 19/06/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
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

Professional Development: Effective Employment 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. Learning will take place in a relaxed environment with other like-minded learners, led by our expert tutor.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 21/06/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Kings Quarter
The Forum, NEM House
37-41 Clarence Street
Gloucester
GL1 1EA
Tutor:
Andrew Vincent
Course code:
Q00014007
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

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: 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