Employment and Skills Training

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    Part Time

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    Six Weeks

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    Boston and Spalding

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    Multiple Start Dates


Are you aged over 19? Unemployed and looking at employment opportunities? Earning less than £16,009.50 (annual gross salary) a year and looking at learning a new skill? The employability team at Boston College will be able to help you. We offer a range of FREE courses to help you gain new skills, build your confidence and get you back to work.

We recognise that everyone has different needs and goals, and the aim of our Employability Support Team is to ensure we support you with quality training and professional advice designed around your specific needs. Our advisers and tutors have extensive experience working with people like you, ranging from those who have recently been made redundant, to supporting those who have been unemployed for longer periods of time.

What will I do?

The Employment and Skills Training course will cover a broad range of topics aimed at developing your skills for employment.

  • Career Planning – which includes identifying personal skills and qualities, what are transferable skills and how to relate these to different job industries. How to access information, advice and guidance.
  • Interview techniques – hints and tips on different types of interview
  • Equality and Diversity – what is equality, diversity and stereotyping
  • Group and Teamwork skills – Identify different roles within the team and where you fit into these. Reflect on tasks completed as a team.
  • Recognising employment opportunities – identify all the different types of opportunities and how to progress within them. Matching your skills to the local opportunities.
  • CV writing – How to keep your CV updated and digital CV’s including social media
  • Health & safety in the workplace – update knowledge on policies and procedures
  • IT in the workplace – understanding different types of applications used including software. Understand IT procedures including data protection and confidentially.
  • Using office equipment – identifying different equipment used in an office environment and be able to use this equipment
  • Retail selling process – identifying selling techniques, understanding customer needs and product information.
  • Customer Service Skills – Identify good and poor services, techniques of assisting customers and dealing with problems and complaints.
  • Developing Confidence and Self-Esteem. Understanding Stress – Explores ways to improve self-confidence and raise self-esteem by making small simple changes which will enable us to gain greater control over our lives and to become more resilient. Examine the cause and effects of stress and ways in which we can keep control and maintain good mental health and good well-being.

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Employment and Skills Training course.

The Employment and Skills Training courses take six weeks to complete and start at both our Boston and Spalding Campus.

Please note you can start on this course anytime during the six week duration

Tuition fees are FREE for those in receipt of JSA, ESA (WRAG) or some Universal Credit, also for those on low wages.

Our Employment and Skills Training course can help you to build your confidence and develop your interests to get you into work.

How to Apply.

Apply for the course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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You can download our course guide