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Want to kickstart your career?
If you are 18-24, currently on Universal Credit and looking to apply for a Kickstart Placement via DWP then why not join our Kickstart Your Employability course?
Stand out from the crowd and be prepared for your placement by joining our one week Kickstart Your Employability course, designed to be taken before you start your Kickstart Placement.
This is a combined course of employability skills and personal social development. The course runs over one week online via Microsoft Teams with on-going one to one support for learners until their interview date.
Learners gain a national recognised qualification which helps develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees.
The NCFE Certificate in Employability Skills has been designed to support an individual successfully gaining a job, introducing them to the world of work and to a broad range of essential skills.
The areas covered in the qualification are:
Problem Solving Skills for Work, Work Awareness, Making the Right Impression, Prioritising Tasks, Following Instructions, Managing Conflict at Work, Understanding Money at Work, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety in Places of Work
Alongside the qualification learners are supported with interview strategies that include how to answer competency-based questions and the principles of how to structure interview questions by using the acronym of CAR – Context Action Result.
Learners participate in a group interview scenario and are given advice and guidance on how to effectively communicate in them. Learners are also offered mock interviews with a constructive feedback and areas for development to support them for individual interviews.
“Excellent course for anybody looking to build on their workplace skills"
“I believe all the experience and knowledge I gained on the course with you was immensely valuable to my application and subsequent interviews and job in an office environment. I can't thank you enough for all the help you provided and the guidance for me to follow the path I wanted”
"The course has been fantastic, I feel that I have learnt valuable skills and advice which i will be using for the rest of my life"
“I would just like to thank you all so much as this could never have happened without you guys. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into the Employability course as it’s helped me learn new knowledge and skills in order to get this role”
“Just wanted to say thank you for your help and training, was offered my placement today”
What is Kickstart?
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month job places for young people. Giving you the chance to gain experience, learn new skills and work in a professional environment.
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How will I learn?
With this course we have brought the classroom to you and created a interactive online learning environment. These sessions are never pre-recorded and like in a classroom you will have a teacher and other students interacting with you live on set teaching dates. Allowing you to ask questions and gain skills all without leaving your home.
Once you have been committed to this course you will be provided with our online portal access information.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.
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