Over 40s Career Change Enhancement (4 Themes)

Have circumstances left you unemployed and you feel a need to change direction/industry?
When you have been settled in a career, it can seem daunting to start over and difficult to know how!
Being in control of a career change or shift in role is perfectly possible, but you need to plan carefully and are prepared to put in time and effort.
This course offers you the support and toolkit to make this possible.
This course is over two 2-hour sessions, spread over 2 weeks.

Course Content

- How to keep your head - building resilience to cope with professional life changes
- Managing change and transition
- Identifying key strengths & how they fit another organisation
- Mapping & improving your transferable skills
- Which role or industry fits your skills' set & level
- Building a personal statement reflecting core strengths
- How to interview, highlighting & promoting your transferable skills
- Importance of perception & making an impact
- Exploring different types of interviews - online/psychometric tests/ scenarios
- College pathways/courses on offer to develop your professional career
- Job search Toolkit
- Creating a robust LinkedIn profile
- Different CV styles/formats ti suit specific jobs

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be aaged 19 or over on the start of the course.
You will need a sound working knowledge of IT systems such as Word, Zoom & Outlook.
You will need to complete an Initial assessment for English & maths (BKSB) to enrol on this course.

Assessment Methods

This course will start with a BKSB assessment to assess you current level of English & maths. This is a funding requirement and is necessary to enrol on this course.
At the end of the course a self-assessment evaluation will be completed.
Feedback from peers and facilitator will help to achieve the aims of this course, in a constructive and supportive environment

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.