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Boost your CV – Free Online Courses

Boost your CV – Free Online Courses

Careers and Progression Guide #2

If you have finished your course at Discovery College and would like to apply for another course with us please speak to your tutor who will go over your options with you.

There are some great resources listed here for those of you who want to research future careers and enhance your employability skills and CVs. Take a look at them below and see also at the end essential links for applying for university or an apprenticeship – it’s not too late!

Health, Social Care and Psychology

Psychological Research – Introduction to Psychology
For those who are interested in pursuing a career in any of the caring/social/Mental Health professions 
Hours:5
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Social Work , Interview with a Social Worker
A real life Social worker talks about their job and role and what is involved in becoming a Social Worker                                                                                                                          Hours: 1 hour

Certificate of completion: yes

Healthcare, Caring in Hospitals
If you are thinking about going into Healthcare, becoming a Nurse or another allied health profession then this is a really great insight into working in a hospital.                                

Hours:

Certificate of Completion: yes 

Law

White and Case Law
If you are studying Law or considering a career in Law then this will be very beneficial. Law work experience can be quite difficult to gain and a UK law firm have set up this virtual work experience opportunity                                                                                       Hours: 5-6

Certificate on completion: Yes

Pinsent
If you are studying Law or considering a career in Law then this will be very beneficial. Law work experience can be quite difficult to gain and a UK law firm have set up this virtual work experience opportunity
Hours: 5-6 
Certificate on completion: Yes

Education and Public Services

The World of a Primary School
Considering becoming a Primary Teacher? This will be a great introductory course about the profession.                                                                                                                        

Hours: 8                                                                              Certificate on completion: Yes

Policing, ‘Sure, I know how to talk to People’ 
A great introduction to the Police Force using one of the most important skills, communication.
Hours: 4  
Certificate on completion: Yes

Career and Employability Skills

How to make a good first impression
This will become increasingly important as you go for interviews for University/Apprenticeships and jobs. Making a good first impression is paramount. You can complete this short course to really enhance those skills. This is a short courseHours: 10                                                                                    Certificate on completion: Yes

Communication skills
Communication skills, involve both verbal and non verbal communication skills. It also involves written skills. Increase your understanding of the most important employability skill and gain more confident ways of communicating. This is a short course
Hours: 4                                                                         Certificate on completion: Yes                                                 

It is not too late to apply for university for this September!

Changed your mind and want to apply for this September?

Pre-register for clearing places at Plymouth University – if you have changed your mind and are now considering starting university this September, it is not too late!

If you are finishing your course this year and have decided to find to look for work:

You should all have CVs, if you do not or it needs updating this is something I can support you with if needed, please email me.

Here are some links to site you will find useful if you are seeking employment:

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.indeed.co.uk/

https://www.reed.co.uk/

Apprenticeships:

There over 50 vacancies currently listed on the apprenticeship service website within a 10 mile radius of the college postcode, take a look following the link below and change the search radius and postcode to suit you:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need and support or advice with your next steps.

Take care and stay safe, Kirsten

Kirsten.p@discoverycollege.org.uk