Increase your job prospects with free employability training from City College Peterborough

Boost your workplace skills and become more employable with City College Peterborough’s employability training – Get that Job.

Perhaps you’re in between jobs at the moment, or you’re looking to gain some new skills to get you back into the workplace? Either way, our employability training will help you gain the skills necessary to become a successful employee.

Our employability courses are free (subject to eligibility) as they are aimed at helping employers find candidates who are right for their jobs, whilst also boosting the local, current job market.

Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility. You will be expected to commit to completing the programme

* Courses are free to the unemployed or those on a low income only.

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NCFE Level Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs

Start Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 12:00–14:00
No of Weeks: tbc   Course Fee; Free*

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs is to give you specialist knowledge to support your work within the health and social care sectors.

This qualification aims to focus on the study of personal care needs in the health and social care sectors and to offer you a breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration

Start Date: Tuesday 7 September (Tuesday and Wednesday) or 18 January 2022 or 19 April 2022
Time: 09:30–14:30
No of Weeks: 6   Course fee: Free

This course is for anyone who wishes to work in an administration role, but may not have a lot of prior knowledge.

You will study a number of units, including: professional behaviour in an office environment, welcoming visitors, working in business administration and working as part of a group.

You can progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Business Administration, or employment.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity 

Start Date: Thursday 16 September
Time: 14:00–15:00
No of Weeks: tbc  Course fee: Free*

Are you interested in improving your understanding of equality and diversity within society, the community and the workplace, then our Equality and Diversity Level 2 Certificate can help.

Over the course of this qualification, you will be introduced to the issues surrounding stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, as well as will be shown how to identify basic human rights.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

Start Date: Tuesday 28 September
Time:
09:30 – 14:30
No of Weeks:
Course fee: Free*

This course is suitable for individuals working in a school environment who wish o gain a recognised qualification to enhance their skills and knowledge in the sector.

You will cover child and young person development, Equality, Diversity and inclusion, schools as organisations. safeguarding and welfare and other key areas working in a school environment.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Customer Service

Start Date: Tuesday 5 October (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or 22 February 2021 or 10 May
Time: 09:30 –14:30
No of Weeks:Course fee: Free*

This course is for anyone who wishes to work in customer service, but may not have a lot of prior knowledge.

You will complete 4 units, covering the following topics: introduction to customer services, create a good impression to customers, working in customer service and apply legislations, regulations and organisational procedures.

You can progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Customer Service, or employment.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Start Date: Wednesday 21 October (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 14:15 – 15:15 (First session on Wednesday 21 October: Induction 10:00-14:00)
No of Weeks:Course fee: Free*

This qualification is suitable for anyone who is working towards a career in adult social cate.

Some units you will cover are: principles of communication in adult social care settings, principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care, understand the role of the social care worker and understand health and safety in social care settings.

You could progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Apply now

* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

Start Date: Wednesday 24 November (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 10:00–14:00
No of Weeks:  Course fee: Free*

This qualification aims to help you gain a general understanding of different types of medication and their use, provide knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication, promote an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability, record-keeping process for medication.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Start Date: Wednesday 12 January 2022  (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 10:00 –14:00
No of Weeks: 10  Course fee: Free*

This course is designed for individuals looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

You will cover how to develop understanding and appreciation of mental health conditions, learn about signs, triggers and symptoms of mental health, understand how mental health affects an individual’s ability to cope and functio

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools

Start Date: Tuesday 22 February  2022
Time: 09:30–12:00
No of Weeks:  8 Course fee: Free*

This course is suitable for individuals working in a school environment who wish o gain a recognised qualification to enhance their skills and knowledge in the sector.

You will cover child and young person development, Equality, Diversity and inclusion, schools as organisations. safeguarding and welfare and other key areas working in a school environment.

Apply now

* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Start Date: Wednesday 2 March 2022 (Wednesdays and Thursday)
Time: 10:00–14:00
No of Weeks:  8 Course fee: Free

Do you work, or want to work, in the care sector? This qualification is designed to provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.

You will also develop an understanding of caring for people with dementia, as well as covering the benefits of person-centred care.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care 

Start Date: Tuesday 24 March 2022
Time:
10:00 – 12:00
No of Weeks:  TBC Course fee: Free*

This qualification is designed for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.

It aims to give individuals knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in H&SC

Start Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022 (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 10:00–14:00
No of Weeks:  8  Course fee: Free*

This qualification aims to help individuals understand the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread, methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

 

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service for Health & Social Care Settings

Start Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022 (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 10:00–14:00
No of Weeks:  8  Course fee: Free*

The objectives of this qualification are to help individuals develop an awareness of customer service in health and social care, understand how to communicate effectively in a health and social care setting, understand the needs of customers who access health and social care services and understand teamwork in health and social care settings.

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* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care

Start Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022 (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 10:00–14:00
No of Weeks:  8  Course fee: Free*

This course would be suitable or anyone who wishes to work in adult social care, or would like to specialise in end of life care.

You will study 6 units, including: how to work in end of life care, end of life care and dementia and understanding the role of the care worker in time of death.

You can progress onto other health and social care courses we offer, or progression to employment in health and social care.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People 

Start Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022 (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 10:00–14:00
No of Weeks:  6  Course fee: Free*

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to work with children and young people.

You will study a number of units with this qualification, including: young children’s development, respecting and valuing children, importance of play for early learning and sharing learning experiences with children.

This course will develop your knowledge in caring for children, and allow you to go onto further study.

Apply now

* Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to availability and eligibility.

Please be aware that these employability training programmes fill up quickly and places are strictly limited. Enrolment is subject to availability, as well as whether you are eligible for free employability training.

To find out whether you are eligible, along with any other details with regards to employability, please get in touch with one of our Customer Services Team on (01733) 761361, or email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk

Worried about job interviews?

As a starting point, visit our Learning Resources pages for some quick tips for job interviews where you’ll find lots of useful advice.

A new free of charge information guide “Get back to where we do belong: An employment skills guide for people with newly acquired disabilities or health conditions” is now available, click here to download. 

 

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