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Kickstart Employability Programme

The Kickstart Employability scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for you to gain experience of working in one of Britain’s most exciting companies.

To help optimise this opportunity your work coach and Richmond upon Thames College are offering a 5-day course to help develop your knowledge and skills, improving your own employability and developing your confidence.

Course Dates: Every Monday from the 22nd March 2021 excluding the Easter Holidays.

Course Length: 5 days

Certified Awarding Body: ICQ

Course title: Level 1 Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills


Please note this is a course for adults (19+) and applications can only be accepted by students who are referred to us by the Job Centre. 

Click here for courses for 16-18 year olds.

  • More course information

    How much does the course cost? All Fees £0

    Is this course eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? Yes

    Are concessions available? If you are 19-23 or receiving benefits, please refer to our Fee Concessions Information.

    Examining Body AAT

    Is an interview required? No

  • Course fee information

    Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and in receipt of benefits aged 19-24 and is wanting to be given the opportunity to be on the Kickstart scheme.

  • Why do this course?
    • Improve your CV, job application and job interview skills
    • Build your confidence
    • Plan for your future – goal setting, time management, skills and attributes
    • Improve your presentations skills
    • To access support in identifying and applying for kickstart opportunities
    • Increase your IT skills
  • How the course is structured

    Each day you will have live, interactive sessions with our experienced and dynamic Employability tutor: From 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Some of the time during these sessions will consist of interactive workshops.

  • How to join the course

    Contact your job coach or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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