Why should I do these courses?

The courses on this website are designed to give you help in getting the job you want, whether you are in a job and applying for another, you are redundant or unemployed.

Using the diagnostic assessment

The assessment is designed to help you to identify the areas you feel less confident about in helping your job search and application process. The second part of the assessment is about your skills in the workplace and helping to identify which of those are your highest priority.

This will identify a number of short courses that would benefit you. You can then either purchase the credits for those courses, or discuss funded opportunities with us (although often these are restricted to geographical regions).

New to the job market?

Once you have access to the short courses you want, they will appear in your dashboard. Each consists of short 10-15 minute videos with an accompanying handbook. At the end there is a short quiz to complete to pass that course (some of these need to be manually marked, so may take a few days to appear in your Dashboard).

These courses are split into two categories: employability and professional skills.

The employability courses relate to helping you to search, apply and get a job. The professional development courses help you to develop your skills in the workplace.

We offer Employability and Professional Development qualifications for those completing a number of short courses. These looks great on your CV and are perfect for demonstrating your commitment to self-improvement for any prospective employer.

Back on the job market after a few years?

For those who have been made redundant and are seeking a more senior position, the Refresher Short Courses focus more on refreshing your CV, job hunting and professional skills to help get you back into work quickly…

These courses are split into three categories: employability, professional skills and leadership.

Completing two from the employability category, two from the professional development category and an additional four from any of the three categories can lead to a Level One Employability and Professional Development qualification (equivalent to a low level GCSE).

Whilst this may be below the level of qualifications you already have, in terms of your CV and job application process, this is a fast way of evidencing your commitment to developing yourself and also extending your range of skills. Given the climate we are in at the moment, this will help you to stand out from other applicants as you evidence how you are committed to the getting back into work quickly and also evidencing how much you respect professional development.

Want to make your application stand out?

For those who feel confident with writing cover letters, updating their CV and completing job applications, we have a library of content just for you. Job seeking videos that start with a confirmation quiz and progress onto videos and activities that help you reflect on the ways you can make your CV/application stand out and consider potential interview questions so that you are confident in your answers.