An introduction to the course

Anyone who’s been unemployed for any amount of time knows getting back into work is a full-time job in itself. It’s one that requires many of the qualities employers look for in potential employees, such as organisational skills, self-confidence and adaptability.

We work with our learners to overcome the barriers that can be generated by being out of work. Within a positive and supportive environment, we can reverse the self-doubt that we can feel as we actively prepare for life back in the workplace.

That’s why we developed our ESA Course to help people with serious barriers to work find their way back into a part-time or full-time job, or onto further training.

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About the ESA Course

With so many years’ experience with helping people find their feet in the job market, we know the biggest hurdles to success are low self-esteem and lack of confidence.

Sometimes, that’s the result of a job loss that marks the start of months, even years of unemployment. Or, it can have its roots in a bad experience at school that leads directly to a lack of self-worth in adulthood.

Whatever their cause, overcoming these feelings is the most important step in helping people embrace the idea of getting back into employment or further training.

That means creating an environment that makes everybody feel valued, and we do that by delivering sessions in small, intimate groups within a safe learning environment.

There are no exams to work towards and, most importantly, absolutely no pressure.

In this way, it leads learners along the key stepping stones to employment in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere, giving them the skills and knowledge they need while transforming their negative feelings about themselves into a positive outlook for the future.

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About the ESA Course

We’re very aware how hard it can be for anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction and other issues even to be in the same room with people they haven’t met before. So the emphasis all the time is on support and encouragement.

The ESA Course has no rigid timetable; everybody learns at their own pace, in their own way. The course is assessed via workbooks rather than exams and gives learners the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification. There are no exams to work towards and, most importantly, absolutely no pressure.

In this way, it leads learners along the key stepping stones to employment in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere, giving them the skills and knowledge they need while transforming their negative feelings about themselves into a positive outlook for the future.

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What the ESA Course covers

During the week long ESA Course – held at child friendly hours to make it easier for parents and carers – we cover the essential  topics for re-entering the world of work, including:

The skills and qualities for employability.

What skills are in demand in the modern workplace? And what skills do learners already have that they can work on to improve their chances of finding work? In this topic, learners and tutors look at how personal presentation, teamwork, literacy and other qualities can be developed and enhanced.

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What the ESA Course covers

The ‘hidden labour’ market

Not every job is advertised on recruitment websites or at the Job Centre. In fact most are filled through the ‘hidden labour’ market as employers rely more and more on personal referrals, industry networks and internal promotions. Learners are shown how joining online support groups, using social media, volunteering or networking with former work colleagues can all help them tap this growing trend.

Growing employment sectors

Understanding where the job opportunities are, even if they’re in a different industry to one they’ve worked in before, can help jobseekers adapt their skills and plan their job applications more effectively. It also highlights opportunities for further training.

 Introduction to Health & Safety at work

Essential knowledge that covers all the critical areas of Health & Safety in the workplace, based on the IOSH Working Safely Course.

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What the ESA Course covers

Solving work related problems

Practical advice on work related problems, like how to handle conflict, spotting and managing the signs of stress and money matters.

Self-assessment

One of the best habits anyone returning to work or entering employment for the first time can develop is self-management. Learning to care for their own wellbeing while understanding the impact of their actions on others helps to make them happier, more confident in their new role and a valuable team player in the workplace.

We see people claiming ESA from all walks of life, and we’d encourage anyone who needs help to come along for an initial assessment and find out if it’s the right option for them.

Call 01204 859859 or email info@brightdirectiontraining.co.uk

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