Employability & Community Learning

SEK delivers a range of courses specifically designed to ensure that learners from all different academic background have the best chance of success in getting employment. The courses are mainly delivered in small groups, which helps our learners build a network of support around them and for learners to learn from each other.
Training start frequently throughout the year. No need to wait for term times!

These courses are FREE for unemployed people.

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*** Free Training for Unemployed People ***




Job Searching in the Digital Age

If you have little or no IT experience and would like to gain confidence in using computers and the latest technology, then this is the training for you!

New to IT? With the Award and Certificate for IT Users you can build your skills and gain the confidence you need to work effectively with computers.

The course covers:

  • Navigate a PC (Mouse and Keyboard use).
  • Use files and folders.
  • Send and access emails.
  • Search the Internet.
  • Safe Internet Use
  • Job Search and Applications Online
  • Construct/upload CVs

Level 1:   4 Day Duration

Course Start Dates
Herne Bay : 27h March 2017
Ashford : 3rd Oct

 


Preparing for Work
(Building Confidence & Self Esteem, Understanding Self & Others, Personal Development)

This course is perfect for people who need a little boost in confidence to help you apply for jobs.  Within a supportive environment, you will work through the following:

  • Increasing self-esteem and confidence
  • Personal health interaction
  • Understanding people relationships
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Setting personal goals

Level 1:   4 day Duration

Course Start Dates
Herne Bay : 7th March 2017


Personal Budgeting, Managing Money & Skills for Employability

Do you struggle to manage your money? Does it get in the way of applying for jobs?  This course will help give you some practical skills that will help you on your journey.  It covers:

  • Understanding income
  • Understanding ways to deal with a limited budget
  • Explanations of everyday receipts/payslips
  • Understand savings, what they mean and how to make them
  • Construction of a simple budget plan via paper and Excel
  • Health and safety at work
  • Understanding signs, procedures, clothing, personal safety and obtaining help
  • Following instructions in a working environment
  • Using skills to be part of a team
  • Use of social skills in the workplace

Level 1:   4 Day Duration

 


Customer Service

This qualification is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their customer service skills – no matter what industry you’re working in. There are levels to suit anyone, whether you’re looking for your first job or already have some experience in customer service.

Level 1:   1 Week Duration


Functional Skills – English,  Maths or  ICT

Gain confidence in your abilities. Update, develop and improve your Maths, English and ICT skills and aid development in both your personal and professional lives.

Level 1 or 2:   6 – 8 Weeks Duration


Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

This knowledge-based qualification gives an introduction to working in adult social care or with children and young people. Training takes place in a class-room environment only. (No work placements need to be arranged). The qualifications cover a variety of areas, including: equality, diversity and inclusion; introduction to the role of a social care worker; health and safety; and awareness of safeguarding and duty of care.

Level 1:   1 Week Duration

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