Wiltshire College Course @ Community Hub

13th January 2022, 12:06pm | By olliephipps |

Wiltshire College courses are running at the Chippenham Community Eco Hub in February.  Any queries to myself and not the Hub.

 

Course Code Course Title Start Date End Date Day Times
CHP0040A0 Basic English for the Unemployed 17-Feb-2022 31-Mar-2022 Thursday 13:00-15:00
CHP0039A0 Basic Maths for the Unemployed 15-Feb-2022 5-Apr-2022 Tuesday 10:00-12:00
CHP0033A0 Introduction to Employability Skills 14-Feb-2022 4-Apr-2022 Monday 10:00-12:00
CHP0038A0 Starting your Own Business 2-Feb-2022 16-Mar-2022 Wednesday 12:30-14:30

 

Many thanks

Kind regards

 

Gill McCraith

Adult Community Learning Manager

 

 

Wiltshire College & University Centre

Lacock | Chippenham | Wiltshire | SN15 2NY

T01225 756201 | M: 07500 886 255 | Wwiltshire.ac.uk

 

Basic English for the Unemployed

About the course

Enhanced communication skills in English can result to not only an improved social life, but also better job opportunities in the future. From job interviews to the actual professional world, communication skills are very crucial, and being proficient in English means being able to communicate clearly and effectively.

 

In job interviews, most interviewers conduct interviews in English. Interviewers quickly make judgments and give great importance to first impressions. Poor skills in the language can mean smaller chances of landing a job. On the other hand, being proficient in the language can help one leave a good first impression which means higher chances of getting the position one is applying for. English is the most commonly used language in the business world.

 

The language of the corporate world is English. An individual can make strides in the management ladder if he/she can speak English fluently. If your English is poor, even though with brilliant business ideas, you may still find yourself languishing at the bottom of the management ladder. Your productivity will drop over a period of time since you will find difficulty in expressing your brilliant ideas. Those who can speak good English will probably usurp your ideas and get the credit for all the hard work you did to get the idea working. So, there are immense opportunities for people in employment to communicate in English for different purposes like group discussions, interviews, oral presentations, report writing, writing letters etc

 

The four common language skills are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Mastering these skills could make you a more thoughtful communicator who understands the needs of those around you.

 

In the workplace, effective communication is vital to achieving goals. You will need to develop each of these language skills to assist with your workplace communications.

 

The Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) is often used in screening job candidates for entry-level positions in many fields, including sales, customer service, administrative, and clerical roles.

 

The CBST test measures the candidate’s basic math and verbal skills. It contains 40 questions which must be answered within 20 minutes.  There are four types of questions that appear on the CBST test:  basic grammar, spelling, math, and language skills.

 

This course in basic English is an excellent way to practice for these literacy communication skills. This is achieved by completing exercises and past exam papers from the level 2 course on AQA English Language Functional Skills.  After doing so you may even wish to sign up and complete the full course at Wiltshire College.  This will gain you an extra qualification for your CV, now rewritten to a high standard of literacy.

 

Study, Assessment and Qualifications:

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

 

Additional Costs and Information:

There are no additional course costs.  You will need a pen and notebook and, if you have one, a copy of your CV.

 

What could I do next?

From this course you may be able to gain employment, or you might decide to do another part time course to help develop further skills or qualifications. You may be entitled to fee remission if you meet the criteria.  To find out more please contact us on 01225 756289 or 01225 756201

 

Subject to change where required to meet learner needs

Basic Maths for the Unemployed

About the course

Math skills can be a good indicator of logic, reasoning, and general aptitude. A lot of jobs explicitly require math skills in day-to-day functions, including cashiers, analysts, bank tellers, engineers, and more. In the digital age, however, mathematical, and statistical literacy is increasingly important in many fields, and a basic understanding of math can have wide ranging benefits for employee productivity overall.

What basic math skills are required by most jobs?

What are basic math skills?

Fractions and decimals. …

Visual representation of data. …

Solving for an unknown. …

Giving presentations. …

Calculating salary and raises. …

Determining time estimates. …

On your resume. …

In a job interview. During a job interview, you may be asked to demonstrate some of your basic math skills.

 

Furthermore, when assessing basic numeracy and arithmetic skills, some employers use the Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST), a 20-minute test that determines job readiness and trainability by measuring basic math, verbal, and communication skills. Math and verbal sub scores are listed separately.

 

The mathematical component of this test will evaluate your ability to:

 

  • Solve basic arithmetic equations
  • Manipulate numbers in word problems

 

This course in basic mathematics is an excellent way to practice for these mathematical skills. This is achieved by completing exercises and past exam papers from the level 2 course on AQA Mathematical Functional Skills.  After doing so you may even wish to sign up and complete the full course at Wiltshire College and gain an extra qualification for your CV.

 

Study, Assessment and Qualifications:

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

 

Additional Costs and Information:

There are no additional course costs.  You will need a pen and notebook and, if you have one, a copy of your CV.

 

What could I do next?

From this course you may be able to gain employment, or you might decide to do another part time course to help develop further skills or qualifications. You may be entitled to fee remission if you meet the criteria.  To find out more please contact us on 01225 756289 or 01225 756201

 

Subject to change where required to meet learner needs

 

Course Title:  Starting Your Own Business

 

About the Course:

The purpose of this course is to look at the option of starting your own business. It will explore the possibilities available and how to take the next step in creating your business. Giving you the chance to turn something you enjoy into employment. The course runs for 6 weeks, sessions last for 2 hours, and it is taught during school hours and during term time.

 

What will I learn?

 

What is out there already

Looking at the competition and any gaps your business could fill?

 

The legal requirements to set up

Type of business ownership you require. The different legislation you need to know. The requirements for Tax and VAT registering your business.

 

Money matters

The costs involved and managing these. We will cover how to present the numbers through projected cash flow, profit and loss and break-even point.

 

Resources required

What do you already have and what will you need.

 

Making a business plan

This will put all that you have researched into a formal plan.

 

Marketing your business

Making a marketing plan to fit your business.

.

Review and evaluation

Covering how you will check the success of your business.

 

 

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements with this course

 

Study, Assessment and Qualifications:

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

 

Additional Costs and Information:

You just need a pen and notebook and calculator

 

Course Dates & Times:

02.02.22 – 16.03.22 Wednesday 12:30-14:30

 

You may be entitled to fee remission if you meet the criteria.  To find out more please contact us on 01225 756289 or 01225 756201

*Subject to change where required to meet learner needs

Course Title: Introduction to Employability Skills

About the course

Are you keen to improve your employment prospects?  Do you want help in producing a standout CV?  Then this is the course for you.  Its aim is to help you develop a range of employability skills.  You might be returning to work after a career break, trying to find a new job or just feel that you need some help and support in a relaxed and supportive environment.

We want you to be able to access the course easily.  It runs for 6 weeks, sessions last for 2 hours, and it is taught during school hours and during term time.

What will I learn?

There are a range of topics to do with employability that will be covered during the course.  The key themes are outlined as follows:

  • Why employment is important. What type of job would I like to do?  Temporary versus Permanent jobs – Full time versus Part Time.  Experience gained from any temporary job, can help promote yourself to the employer who has your ideal job!  Making a start on the search for a job.
  • The importance of the CV and a Personal Statement.
  • The letter of application
  • Completing job application forms, online applications and search for jobs online
  • The interview (Part 1): Skill Assessment Tests
  • The interview (Part 2): Person to Person

Study, Assessment and Qualifications:

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional Costs and Information:

There are no additional course costs.  You will need a pen and notebook and, if you have one, a copy of your CV.

What could I do next?

From this course you may be able to gain employment, or you might decide to do another part time course to help develop further skills or qualifications.

Course Dates & Times:

14.02.2022-04.04.2022 Monday 10:00-12:00

 

You may be entitled to fee remission if you meet the criteria.  To find out more please contact us on 01225 756289 or 01225 756201

Subject to change where required to meet learn

 

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