ESOL: Preparation for Work

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Course Description

Part 1: Making Choices 30 - 31st January 2017 What are you like? What are you good at? What careers will be good for you? We will help you to identify your skills and qualities.

Part 2: Looking for Work 6th-7th February 2017 You will develop your reading skills by looking at job descriptions, advertisements and application forms. You will practice your IT skills to help you gain more confidence in using Microsoft Word.

Part 3: Applying for Work 20th-21st February 2017 You will be developing your writing skills by preparing a personal profile, a clearly structured CV and a covering letter. You will have more training on Microsoft Word to help you format your documents.

Part 4: Job Interviews 27th -28th February 2017 You'll be working on your speaking and listening skills. We will help you to prepare for an interview. We will look at body language and different techniques and then you will have the opportunity to practise a job interview.

Part 5: At the Workplace 6th-7th March 2017 We will help you to understand the work environment and provide some opportunities for practice in giving advice and understanding instructions. We will look at your legal rights at work and Health and Safety.

Part 6: Customer Service 13th-14th March 2017 What is good customer service? We will look at different situations and how to deal with customer's needs. You will develop your listening skills and practise speaking politely. We will look at PowerPoint for making presentations.

Part 7: Communicating at Work 20th - 21st March 2017 We will look at being confident and having a positive attitude about work. You will practise communicating effectively and appropriately in different situations.

Part 8: Presenting your Career 27th March-28th 2017 You'll be presenting your project to the group using PowerPoint. Getting careers advice and preparing a plan for your next steps.


Course runs from 30 Jan 2017 to 28 Mar 2017


You will achieve personal goals

Entry Requirements

These courses are for women who already have Entry 2 ESOL skills in most areas and who want to progress to Entry 3 and Level 1.

Method of Assessment

Learning will be monitored through the use of tasks and observation. Assessment of learning will be ongoing through your Individual Learning Plan (ILP).


You will progress to the ESOL Preparation for Study, focusing on reading and writing skills. You may want to attend other Hillcroft courses such as Basic Skills and ICT.


This course has 8 parts and you will need to attend for 2 days every week. To support your studies between each part you can use our Learning Resource Centre and our online resources from home.

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