Jobseekers CPD & Extended CPD


Jobseekers Continuous Professional Development (CPD) can be attempted by beginners or the more experienced. Some small knowledge of using a computer or confidence in IT would be advantageous as units are completed through a computer software package.

For more information or to enrol please speak to you Work Coach who can arrange an appointment at your local Job Centre with an Adult Learning Service Advisor.

You can choose from over 50 auto-assessed units to complete.

Jobseekers CPD includes 3 chosen units.

Jobseekers Extended CPD includes 4 different units to the ones you chose to do for Jobseekers CPD (You must compete Jobseekers CPD first before enrolling onto the Extended Jobseekers CPD).

Units are on a number of subjects which will enhance your career and job prospects, such as, Business, Leadership, Management, Health & social Care, Personal Development, Health & Safety, Health & Fitness, Childcare & Education, Retail & Hospitality and more.

Units include but are not limited to:

  • Principles of Internet Safety
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Understanding Bullying and Discrimination in Children and Young People
  • Conflict Management
  • Discipline in the Workplace
  • Induction of New Staff
  • Leading and Motivating a Team
  • Organising and Delegating
  • Performance Management
  • Planning and Allocating Work
  • Solving Problems and Making Decisions
  • Stress Management Preparing for Interviews
  • CV Writing
  • Exploring Job Opportunities
  • Sustainability in the Construction Sector
  • Sustainability in the Healthcare Sector
  • Sustainability in Business Admin and Digital Careers
  • Sustainability in the Beauty and Personal Care Sector

Some reading, typing is necessary to explore the subject fully. It is very important that you declare at enrolment if you suffer from any learning difficulty or disability so that relevant support may be provided by tutors.

Jobseekers CPD maximum 6 weeks (most people will complete in a week)

Extended CPD maximum 12 weeks (Most people will complete in 2-3 weeks)

2-30 hours varies depending upon units chosen.

These are auto-assessed units which can be done at home, in the library, at a local community centre, or by visiting our weekly drop-in sessions at our adult learning venues for access and facilitation support.

You can progress onto one of our employability skills workshop which will develop your confidence in an interview, employer assessments and, CV writing, searching for vacancies and online applications, or you may like to study on an English, Maths or ICT course that focuses on work-related skills and leads to a Functional Skills qualification.

Your tutor will work with you throughout this course to give you guidance on a course of action suitable for your progression route towards employment.

Information on all courses is available via the Adult Learning Service, just speak to your tutor or contact our service on 0191 643 2288.

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