Home-Learning Employability
Civil Service S.W.A.P – West London

Fast-track your way into working for the government. The Civil Service is hiring over 3,500 people right now.  This five day intensive course will give you an insight into working for the government, carefully prepare you for their specific application process.

Intensive 5 day online course

Nationally accredited

100% free

Engaging digital learning

Expert 1-to-1 support

Level 1 qualification

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Course Description

It’s time to get to work! The UK Civil Service consists of over 300 departments and agencies, employing over 400,000 staff across the UK and abroad – across 25 different professions.

There’s a place for anyone who’s motivated and hard working in the Civil Service – and our new programme will get you a foot in the door.

 

 

Why do this course:

  • Improve your CV, job application and job interview skills – and earn an accredited qualification in Employability Skills.
  • Get an inside understanding of the Civil Service’s recruitment process
  • Hear directly from Civil Servants about what it’s like to work for the government
  • Following the course you will have additional support, if required, in applying for the civil service roles through a session with our employer engagement team.

Course Dates: December 7th and December 14th

Course Length: This course lasts for five days.

Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Certified Awarding Body: VTCT

Once you have  submitted your full registration and documents you will be automatically placed on one of the course dates (subject to further eligibility checks).

What people are saying about the course:

How this course is structured

The Civil Service SBWA consists of an blended-learning Employability course that's been tailored to giving you a headstart in the Civil Service job application process. Each day you will have two live, interactive Zoom sessions with our experienced and dynamic Employability tutor: From 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Some of the time during these sessions will consist of interactive workshops led by Civil Service employees, as well as independent study.

Course Content

Job search skills – How to find the job that’s right for you.

Job application skills – Make the right initial impression!

CV writing skills – Learn what employers are looking for in a CV – and make a CV that you’re finally proud of!

Opportunities in the Civil Service –

  • How to create a civil service jobs account
  • Searching for vacancies
  • Understanding Civil Service job descriptions
  • Virtual interview introduction and practice
  • Understanding the application process, including: the psychometric test, verbal reasoning test, situational judgement test, and behaviour statements.

You’ll be introduced to best practice principles of approaching and completing each of these stages and will undertake simulated activities, practice tests, mock interviews and more.

Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • On the 31st of August 2019, you were aged 19 or over
  • You must currently live in Greater London
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2).
What Students Like You Are Saying
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Juliet Afejuki-Aganbi

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Chantel Loveday

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Alan French
Alan French

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Why Learn with Us

A self-paced course that could be completed in as little as five weeks

A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification

100% government funded - you don't pay anything! (Check your eligiblity.)

Ongoing and comrehensive one-to-one support from an expert assessor

Comprehensive employment support service

FAQs
This SBWA Civil Service programme takes place from the comfort of your home! You can be enrolled on our courses whenever you are ready, and start when you’re ready.
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at https://strivetraining.co.uk/classroom-based-courses/)
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Your assessor will be available to support you through email or our messaging system and provide feedback on all your assignments you submit.
Yes, you will be provided with regular progress updates.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at homelearning@strivetraining.co.uk
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded. Join 30,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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