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Employability and Professional Development

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Whether you are looking for a part-time course to help you get back in the job market, deal with a range of situations in the workplace or even like a career boosting professional qualification, browse the courses below and see what we have to offer!

Nottingham College works closely with Job Centre Plus and Nottingham City Council to support those unemployed back into work. We run regular courses throughout the year that your work coach will be able to provide information and refer you onto your chosen course. We offer bespoke training for those wishing to apply for civil service vacancies, short courses for support with competency based interviews and applications as well as regular courses that are focused on supporting you back into work. We also offer a range of one day employability workshops that are run throughout the year and these are advertised on the college website

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Alcohol Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Alcohol Awareness distance learning course aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use and the possible health issues surrounding its consumption, as well as where to seek help if needed.

Assertiveness and Confidence Building - Part-time

Ever feel like you could be more assertive, or would you like to feel more confident and in control in certain situations?

Award in Leadership and Team Skills (ILM Level 2 Award - ESF Funded) - Part-time

This course is ideal for new, aspiring or practicing team leaders or supervisors.

Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse; develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue; and equip you with a skill set that is highly transferrable.

British Sign Language for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great introduction to British Sign Language.

Building Self Confidence - Part-time

The emphasis of this confidence building course is to develop inner confidence.

Communication Skills - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone of limited reading and written English skills or if English is not your first language.

Computing Skills for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

On this course you will gain a basic knowledge of computers in a relaxed environment. It is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Computing Skills for Employment - Part-time

On this course you will gain a basic knowledge of computers in a relaxed environment. It is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Conflict Management (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete some conflict management training? This course aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to manage conflict in many forms, as well as learning how to best positively support individuals – an essential skill in…

COSHH Risk Assessment (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to study a COSHH course online? This short, auto-marked programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to undertake a COSHH risk assessment and to classify different hazardous substances and how they cause harm to the…

Counselling for Beginners - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in gaining an awareness of the core counselling skills.

Dementia Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Dementia Awareness course will provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia, through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.

Discipline in the Workplace (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you interested in studying one of our online leadership courses? This course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand discipline in the workplace, including tribunals, grievances and disciplinary procedures.

DSE Risk Assessment (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete your DSE training online? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand workplace risks and how to identify and remove any likely hazards.

Everyday English - Part-time

This course perfect if you have limited reading and written English skills and would like to improve them. It is NOT suitable for ESOL students.

Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete a healthy eating course? Online materials and assessments make this course accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Fire Safety Principles (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand fire hazards and risks and how to effectively identify and control any hazards.

Follow On Counselling - Part-time

This course is structured to be a follow-on to the first course but would also stand alone if you have some knowledge of this or a related subject, for example, you may be a support work worker.

Food Safety Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand the key aspects of food safety and will increase your awareness of the risks and diverse health issues relating to food safety

Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2) - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who works with food and has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

GDPR (CPD) - Online Learning

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of GDPR, including how to apply its principles in your work and how it promotes the rights of individuals in relation to data collection and management.

Getting Ready for Universal Credits for Beginners - Part-time

If you are looking to improve your job opportunities and preparing for the government universal credit system then this course is for you.

Health and Safety in the Workplace (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to carry out risk assessments and to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards.

Independent Job Searching and Applications - Part-time

This is a weekly course that will give support and assistance to anyone who is unemployed or facing redundancy.

Induction Essentials (CPD) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give fundamental training to new starters, or to update existing employees’ training, in essential areas such as rights and responsibilities, manual handling, health and safety, fire safety and DSE risk assessment.

Induction of New Staff (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the induction process for new staff. It is ideal for anyone who is or is aspiring to become a line manager.

Introduction to Counselling - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the basic principles of counselling.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 1 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 2 (CPD) - Online Learning

This is a great course for anyone who is interested in first aid, as it will provide you with crucial skills that apply to all aspects of work and everyday life.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 3 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will enable you to increase the safety of yourself and others in the workplace and in other everyday environments.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 4 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

IT for Beginners - Part-time

This course is for those who have little of no computer experience and would like to learn in a relaxed environment.

IT for Improvers - Part-time

This is a follow on course from the IT for Beginners.

Leading and Motivating a Team (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand how to lead and motivate a team, through effective communication, motivation and individual and team development.

Manual Handling Safety at Work (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

Mental Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, either for your personal life, or professional interest.

Microsoft Office Skills - Part-time

This course is for those who wish to learn the basics of Word 2016 and Excel 2016.

Microsoft Units: Spreadsheets (Level 1) - Part-time

This course will consolidate existing knowledge of Microsoft Excel at Level 1.

Organising and Delegating (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the core skills required to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Performance Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to manage performance and underperformance and to give feedback in the workplace.

Personal Development and Employability Essentials (CPD) - Online Learning

This employability course will introduce you to many sought after skills in the world of employment including managing social behaviours, understanding stress and anxiety, personal identity and developing employability skills.

Personal Money Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will enable you to think about your money more carefully and will help you to budget more specifically.

Planning and Allocating Work (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to plan projects and to monitor and manage performance.

Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides you with key knowledge in relation to the principles of customer service and what it takes to deliver good customer service.

Prevention and Control of Infection (CPD) - Online Learning

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home.

Principles of Internet Safety (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet.

Principles of Weight Management (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of weight management by completing a weight management course? Online content and assessments make this course accessible for anyone, anywhere.

Problem Solving Introduction/Improvers - Part-time

This course will help you with problem solving using basic mathematical techniques and is suitable for beginners or improvers.

Rights and Responsibilities (CPD) - Online Learning

This course covers all the key information needed to understand the key roles, rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in the workplace.

Safeguarding Adults and Children (CPD) - Online Learning

This online course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.

Sexual Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides a wealth of information that will increase your understanding of sexual health issues.

Solving Problems and Making Decisions (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of how to define, investigate and analyse problems and how to evaluate your options.

Stress Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness (CPD) - Online Learning

This short ‘CPD certified’ programme of learning is a great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and fitness and is also ideal for heightening your awareness of positive lifestyle changes and the benefits they can have.

Understanding Anxiety (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of anxiety by completing an anxiety training course? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the causes and effects of anxiety, along with its management.

Understanding Depression (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more…

Understanding Eating Disorders (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding eating disorders, as well as an awareness of the harmful effects eating disorders can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding Equality and Diversity (CPD) - Online Learning

This course introduces you to the key aspects of equality and diversity and the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace, in society and in communities.

Understanding Leadership (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will develop your understanding of leadership styles and qualities, providing you with the core skills needed to progress as an effective leader.

Understanding Stress (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding stress and raise awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for anyone currently working in a role where they need to administer medication, or for those who wish to progress into a role of this nature.

Work Club for Beginners - Part-time

This is a weekly course for students who are looking for employment and would like help with applying for jobs and interview techniques.

Work Club for Improvers - Part-time

This is a weekly course for students who are looking for employment and would like help with applying for jobs and interview techniques.

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