This modular course of 12 units has been specifically designed to support those about to leave education, individuals who are searching for work or starting their first job roles, it is also suitable for those who have started a new job and are finding it hard to fit in. It gives the students key workplace skills that are not taught in education but are a key requirement of management.
Unfortunately, business leaders and their senior people do not have the time they used to have in developing young people to fit into the organisation. Managers have to develop the specific skills of new starters to perform in their roles, but it is the other key elements of team-working, fitting culturally, influencing others, communication, conflict management, etc, the crucial 'soft skills' that most education leavers lack.
The qualification and skills they have achieved in education and in their exams are a given, that's the tasks they will perform i.e. the easier bit to develop people in. The teaching of interpersonal and other soft skills are not normally part of a managers remit.
These 12 modules will ensure you have the basic skill sets required to firstly gain a role by demonstrating the skills at an interview and then to fit quickly into any organisation and impress.
No previous knowledge is required for any of the modules, the training primarily lectures, but with the option of asking a question. For 3 of the modules; C.V. writing, Interview skills and presentation skills, individual (one-to-one) classes will be available to design a personal C.V. or presentation, or to prepare for a specific job interview. Details of these will be given at the end of each of those modules.
The 12 modules comprise of:
1. C.V. development
2. Interview skills
3. Understanding and fitting into a culture
4. Understanding your own personality and your potential strengths
5. Effective team working
6. Creativity and problem solving
7. Influencing others where you have no authority
8. Workplace communication skills
9. Managing conflict with others
10. Supporting your manager
11. Basic presentation skills
12. Time management and personal organisation skills