Home-Learning Employability
Civil Service Employability Course

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.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to

  • Create a clear, concise and professional CV that will help you stand out amongst hiring managers
  • Discover the right career path for you based on your interests, skills and experience and put your personal career plan into action
  • Ace your next job interview – whether it’s in-person or online!
  • Uncover a suitable job for you in the Civil Service and confidently complete the application process

Course Starting Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30

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

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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 2001
  • 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 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)

Why Learn with Us

A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification

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

Ongoing and comprehensive 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'll join a virtual classroom on Zoom.
All our courses are free for those who are 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.wpengine.com/classroom-based-courses/)
Yes, this course will have specific start dates.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised 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.
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.
The general certification process is normally from 6-8 weeks. However, 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 40,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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