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Learn At Home With Free Courses To Upgrade Work Skills
Free classes have been launched in Worcestershire to help jobseekers keep their skills updated and ready for work during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Free online classes for people living in Worcestershire


The online courses take place over Zoom and include everything from how to write a CV to using apps and social media to improve your job search and skills.

There are also courses for those who are keen to start up their own business and become self-employed following the lockdown.

Worcestershire Adult Learning is behind the Employability Suite of courses taking place from May and over the summer.

Anyone interested must sign up for each course in advance of the start date at this link here. They can also get help on using Zoom and downloading it before the course starts.

People can dip in and out choosing some of the courses or completing all of them in a series. The list of course dates is detailed below.

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A range of classes are in the Employability Suite


Motivation For Work

A starter course to explore individual attributes - personality, skills assessment, motivation and job search skills.

6/7/2020 - one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily.

Register for this course here.


Get Online Savvy For Work

Beginner's guide to using apps, social media and Zoom and basic overview of how they can help your search for a new job. Ideal for those who want to upgrade their online skills.

1/06/2020 - one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily

or

13/07/2020 - one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily

Register for this course here.


Transferring Skills For Work
Next step course focusing specifically on transferable skills to support the development of a CV. (By the end of the course you will have produced a CV)

8/6/2020 - one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily

or

20/7/2020 - one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily

Register for this course here.


Apps For Job Search

Focusing specifically on using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Zoom for Job Search and applications. Plus how to get noticed and develop a profile on Linkedin. Ideal for those who are comfortable using the internet and apps.

15/06/2020 - one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily

or

27/07/2020- one week - 5 sessions at 10am - 10.30am daily

Register for this course here.


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Free online classes to boost skills during the Coronavirus outbreak


Setting Up A Business

Focusing specifically on setting up your own business. Looking at branding, public liability insurance, accounts and putting your business out there online.

11/07/2020 - 9am - 1pm workshop

Register for this course here.


Build A Website For Business

Moving on course focusing specifically on website building and comparing the cost of getting one built or doing it yourself for free.


29/06/2020- one week - 5 sessions at 6.30pm - 7pm daily

or

10/08/2020- one week - 5 sessions at 6.30pm - 7pm daily

Register for this course here.


Adults who have a Worcestershire address are eligible for the free online classes. To browse and book a course, visit the Worcestershire Adult Learning website here.
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Why? Upgrade your skills to help you find work
When: From May to August - various dates
Where: At home
Cost: Free
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