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Get that job and IT skills for work (free course)

Learn some tools to help you search, apply and prepare for the job you want. Also learn to use Microsoft Office suite of applications and develop confidence in using them to be productive in the workplace.

Get that job

This first part of this course will help you consider the sort of person you are, what you are interested in doing and how this can be transferred into a job. The course helps identify where you can go to increase your skills, get further training from and where to look to find the job that suits you.

You will be able to work on putting your skills into a CV that is relevant to your job, upload your CV to job sites, write letters for employers and apply for jobs, on paper and online. When the day approaches that you get offered an interview, this course will outline some key points to consider. How you present yourself and put across your key skills and attributes.

As a short course, 'Get That Job' will start to give you some tools to identify the job you want, prepare yourself to apply for it and give your best at the interview.

Elements of the course include:

  • A look at who are you and what job suits you
  • Identifying the skill gaps you need to fill
  • Creating a CV and letter writing
  • Applying for a job online and in writing
  • First impressions and personal presentation when phoning or at interviews

Get IT skills for work

This second part of this course helps you get to grips with some common Microsoft Office applications, skills often needed for the workplace. You will learn the basics of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, using them in the context of the workplace environment.

In addition to these packages, some cloud based tools will be looked at, including MS One Note, MS One Drive, Google Docs, online calendars and email services. This course aims to support learners through increasing their confidence in using common software packages, helping to equip them to meet the digital demands of modern working environments.

Elements of the course include:

  • Overview and use of Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Cloud based computing
  • Websites and emailing

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for those seeking employment, or a better job, and those wishing to use their computer at work. It is also suitable for those who are seeking employment and want to increase their IT skills and confidence for work.

10 week course.

Course days/datesCourse info
Thursdays 9.30am - 11.30am
21 September - 30 November 2017
Place: Bryn House
Tutor: TBC
Code: 2081
Thursdays 9.30am - 11.30am
11 January - 22 March 2018
Place: Bryn House
Tutor: TBC
Code: 2082

What will you need?

Computers will be available for this course. Resources for printing will also be provided. A memory stick is necessary for storing work carried out during the course. A notebook and pen will be helpful for recording notes.

How much will it cost?

This course is free to attend but learners must enrol to secure a place in advance.

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