Home-Learning Employability
Croydon Civil Service Employability

Next course starting: Monday, June 6th

The Civil Service is hiring thousands of people right now.  This five day intensive course will give you an insight into working for the government, and prepare you for their specific application process.

Intensive 5 day online course

Nationally accredited

100% free

Classroom-based 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
  • Our employer engagement team is standing by to provide any additional support on applying for Civil Service positions, plus they will provide you with exclusive access to other career opportunities.

By the end of this course, you’ll have:

  • Created a clear, concise and professional CV that will help you stand out amongst hiring managers from all organisations
  • Have the confidence to ace your next job interview – whether it’s in-person or online
  • Uncovered a suitable job for you in the Civil Service and have the tools to confidently complete the application process

Course Location: The course takes place in our Croydon training centre: Suffolk House, College Rd, Croydon CR0 0YN

Course Starting Dates: June 6th, July 4th

Course Length: This course lasts for five days, 9:30am – 4:30pm daily.

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

How to Enrol

To immediately self-enrol online, begin by filling out our the form on the right hand side of this page.

To enrol with our assistance, you are most welcome to visit us at our Croydon Croydon Training centre Monday - Friday, between 9:30am and 4:30pm.

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:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2002
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • 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 2020, 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)
FAQs
This course takes place in our Croydon Training centre: Suffolk House, College Rd, Croydon CR0 0YN
All our courses are free for those who are unemployed, subject to eligibility.
Yes, this course will have specific start dates.
No. 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.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement.
The general certification process is a minimum of 12 weeks. Due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on certification@strivetraining.co.uk. When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
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 50,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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