Opening Doors | Maximise your Job Prospects for Digital

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional

Why this course?

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Our new Maximise Your Job Prospects for Digital course runs for one week. It will provide learners with practical tips, 1:1 coaching and support from a friendly and experienced tutor, and aims to improve self-confidence, motivation and employability skills. You will be given help and advice to showcase your talents and deal with gaps in your CV or a lack of work experience.

You will tackle subjects that would not normally be covered in feedback from employers, such as; Why might you fail to progress to the interview stage? How appealing is my CV? How do I perform during an interview?

You will also receive practical tips and advice on job searching, using social media to assist with finding roles and filling out online applications.

Course units:

  • Identify your existing key skills and strengths and those employers are looking for
  • Create a CV that stands out
  • Interview preparation and techniques, with a practice session and constructive feedback
  • How to answer the most common competency-based questions (for example, using the STAR model) to allow you to demonstrate a range of skills
  • An assessment centre walk through
  • Plus, access to employability resources and websites

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
CL0137-1C 01 Aug 2022 Online Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm 1 week £0.00
CL0147-1C 03 Oct 2022 Online Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm 1 week £0.00
  • student Views Ilhan Yusuf

    I have always found writing CVs, cover letters, and job applications very difficult. After completing this excellent course I am far more confident. We were guided through many great resources and hearing from other people in similar situations was really grounding. Jane was a great tutor. Really patient with our questions and really good at keeping things snappy and interesting. The recorded mock interview at the end is an incredibly useful thing to do. I can’t overstate how helpful that was. Using everything we had learned and researched to prepare for it, then the feedback from the interviewer at the end, and later being able to review the recording myself. I’m actually looking forward to crafting my next job application.

Entry requirements

If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our FREE Opening Doors programmes

  • 19+

  • Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit*

  • Employed and earning less than £18,525 per annum*

  • If English is not your first language, your language will be at Entry Level 3 or above

  • If you are not UK citizen, you will need to provide a confirmation of EU settlement status or a valid visa

*see Cost & Finance tab for more information

Entry requirements

Course Fees

Our Opening Doors courses are free to those currently unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit. 

You will need to provide evidence of your benefit in order to receive a fee waiver for this course.

We accept the following Means Tested benefits for this course: 

  • Universal Credit

  • JSA

  • ESA

  • Housing Benefit

  • Income Support

  • Council Tax Benefit (not reduction)

  • Pension Credit 

Please note we cannot accept DLA, Carers Allowance, PIP or Tax Credits. 

This course is also free to those who are currently employed and earning less than £18,525 annual gross salary. You will be required to provide evidence of this in order to receive a fee waiver for this course.

We accept the following evidence: 

  • P60
  • Last 3 months payslips
  • Tax Credit notice (for self employed)

Please note you will also need to bring photo ID to your enrolment. 

The amount a person can earn from their wages has gone up, it is now less than £345 a month (learner is sole adult in their benefit claim) or £552 a month (learner has a joint benefit claim with their partner).

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