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SMART and effective application forms (online workshop;ej)

Course Title:

SMART and effective application forms (online workshop;ej)

Course Number:

CZNO N30280


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Level 2 (Mixed)


Shabana Hussain

Start Date:

14 October 2020

End Date:

21 October 2020

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 13:30 and 15:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 4 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

You may be thinking of returning to work or looking for a better job or are considering a change in career direction.  With that in mind, one of the first steps in the recruitment process is completing a job application form. Completing job applications can be daunting, confusing and time consuming, this course will provide you with the skills to complete an effective application form and give you the best chance of getting the job.

The job application form will be broken down into separate components and the use of buzz words will be highlighted as well as an awareness of the application tracking system (ATS) which employers use when scoring application forms.

None of us know yet, how the workplace may change in the future or what the new 'normal' may look like, but now is a good time to start assessing your current skills and qualities and the type of role and work environment you would enjoy in the future.

Whatever your background or previous employment history our friendly Careers Team can offer you free advice and guidance to help you on your way.

This will be an initial interactive session using Zoom video conferencing.  Don't worry if you're not sure about using new technology, when you enrol on the course, we will contact you and help you set up the links and send you some pre-course information to help you prepare.

The course will support you with:

  • Completing application forms
  • Support in making effective use of buzz words
  • Raising your awareness of the application tracking system (ATS)
  • Supporting answers in your application with relevant examples


Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, this course does not lead to a qualification.

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who wants help preparing for work either now on in the future. This course will particularly suit learners who have a flexible approach to learning and are self-directed and confident to work independently.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared to log in to Zoom on your computer or tablet and be sure that your device is enabled for sound (microphone and speakers/headphones) Instructions on how to use Zoom will be emailed before the course starts. Some paper and a pen to make notes during the session.

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

[There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course].

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!.

Progression within DALS

You can progress to any of the other Personal Development or general interest courses offered by DALS at this time.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

Aims E-learning programme. Other On-line Employability courses on offer currently.

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

As more activity is transferring online, use of Zoom and similar systems will become an important part of many voluntary and community activities.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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