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Striving to Success - Self Development and Career Progression - Evening - Employability

Course ID: 172325

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over.
  • You’ll study in our state of the art campus in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
  • The course is taught over one week.
  • The course is free to adults who meet eligibility criteria.
  • Ideal for students looking for professional and personal development across any career or industry, or looking to gain the confidence and skills to get into the workplace.
  • You’ll be supported, no matter what your learning style or needs. We have an amazing team of staff to help you achieve your best.

What to expect from the course

This short course, delivered in partnership with the John Haynes Foundation, aims to give you the confidence and skills to thrive in both your personal life and your career. It is perfect for you if you want help developing your confidence and self-esteem, as well as the skills your need to secure a fulfilling job.

It covers a wide range of important topics, which you'll learn in a fun and supportive group environment. We'll support you every step of the way.

You'll cover important topics such as:

- Health safety and wellbeing: keeping yourself and others safe at work is a vital skill which employers look for.
- Interview skills: learn how to feel comfortable and confident, and make a great first impression.
- Resilience: learn how to overcome obstacles and bounce back from setbacks.
- Employability: develop your personal and social skills for career progression and job interviews, and improve your written communication skills to strengthen career progression through your CV and personal statement.

The course includes a full personal development programme, sponsored by the inspirational John Haynes Foundation. This programme covers:

- How to eliminate corrosive communication and create great communication skills
- Confidence/Self-Esteem & Beliefs/Self Concept
- Resilience/Confidence
- How to Manage Difficult People

You'll enjoy fun and interactive sessions that make sure learning is never boring, helping you to remember everything you learn.

As well as all of the above, you'll have the opportunity to take part in additional training and development following the completion of the course. This includes certificates and workshops in customer service, a range of business-related topics and workplace behaviours.

At the end of your course, you will have a progression discussion with a member of the team to discuss next steps which includes information advice and guidance on further education and training available at the college. All courses can be found on our website, including:

• Online short courses
• Access to Higher Education Diplomas
• Apprenticeships
• Full time courses over a range of subject areas

Feedback from students has been extremely positive, and our learners have gone on to secure amazing opportunities following the course. Don't miss this opportunity for professional and personal growth!

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You do not need any prior qualifications, just a willngness to learn. You do need to be aged 19 or over to take part in this course.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 957.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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