Level 1 Certificate in Personal Development for Employability

This course will help you to consider the importance of goal setting for your own personal development and understand where to find job opportunities and to identify the sources of information about job vacancies.

  • Eligibility criteria

    HCUC Apprenticeships and Skills has to give priority to applicants who are in receipt of the four main benefits: Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support. Training is free for people with Right to Work in the UK, proof of ID, learners or their spouses must have been a resident in UK/EU for the last 3 years. To be eligible whilst working, those living inside the Greater London Area need to earn less than £21,157.50 and for those outside the amount is £17,004.50

    To access this course you will need:

    • Good general communication skills in English
    • English literacy proficiency at Entry Level 3 or above
  • Cost

    Free for job seekers*

    *Subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

  • Qualification

    Level 1 Certificate in Personal Development for Employability

  • Level

    Level 1

  • Duration

    7 days

  • Delivery Location

    Hayes Campus: College Way, Hayes, UB3 3BB / Harrow on the Hill Campus: Lowlands Road, Harrow, HA1 3AQ

Next course starts on:

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  • Delivery type: Hayes Campus: College Way, Hayes, UB3 3BB / Harrow on the Hill Campus: Lowlands Road, Harrow, HA1 3AQ

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    Who is it for?

    Individuals who are looking to get into employment and improve their job hunting skills

    Course summary

    Personal Development for Employability - Skills Covered Summary

    • To enable you to reflect on your own skills and qualities in order to identify your strengths and weaknesses and highlight areas for improvement.
    • Help you to consider the importance of goal setting for your own personal development. To understand where to find job opportunities and to identify the sources of information about job vacancies.

    Self-Assessment

    • Understand personal strengths and weaknesses
    • Understand the importance of recognise personal skills and qualities
    • Understand goal setting

    Job Searching

    • Know where to find information on job vacancies
    • Know how to search for suitable roles and be able to search for vacancies

    Applying for a Job

    • Understand methods of applying for a job
    • Be able to complete a job application

    Preparing for an Interview

    • Know information required to prepare for an interview
    • Be able to prepare for interview questions

    Interview Skills

    • Be able to be interviewed
    • Be able to respond to questions and assess own performance in an interview
    • Know information required to prepare for an interview

    Developing Personal Presentation Skills for the Workplace

    • Know about personal presentation for the workplace
    • Be able to present self appropriately for the workplace

    Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work

    • Know employees’ ‘rights’ and ‘responsibilities in a place of work’
    • Know the responsibilities of employers in a place of work

    Developing Effective Communication Skills for the Workplace

    • Understand the importance of effective communication for the workplace
    • Understand and be able to communicate effectively with others

    Preparation for Work

    • Understand the skills and qualities needed for working life
    • Investigate personal career opportunities

    Complete Job Application Forms

    • Know the information required when completing an application form
    • Be able to complete an application form