DWP course

Holistic Harmony CIC are proud to announce that they are currently working with Department of Works & Pensions to offer training and volunteering experiences for Jobcentre clients age 50+ and 18-24.

Course Synopsis

The course includes skills training, personal development and motivational sessions to identify strengths and weaknesses within their job search.  Additional optional sessions will be available to those people who would like to consider self employment.  Support with CV writing etc will be available but the focus will be on confidence building, motivation and work experience.

Participants on these sessions will be expected to complete a workbook for each 4 day session – some of which will be completed on site but also some homework will need to be completed at times. We cover work experience in the second hand shop with some time in the Bike project as an additional option.  Participants will gain experience on all aspects of the businesses.  Following successful completion of this course,  participants will gain a certificate of attendance and work experience which can be added to their CVs.

Topics covered in the training will include:

  • Re-adjusting to the workplace and identifying individual employability skills
  • Customer Awareness/sales skills
  • Personal Financial Literacy – budgeting/money management
  • Presentation and self-motivational Skills
  • Financial awareness and administration skills for work
  • Shop/ Visual Display Skills
  • Work experience and work opportunities
  • Effective community engagement skills
  • Stock management including Labelling / Sizing /Pricing Skills
  • Cleaning/ Repairs/ Maintenance/ Health and Safety
  • Interview Skills – individual coaching etc
  • Effective social interaction/communication skills with fellow workers, equality and diversity



  • Mondays and Tuesdays Thursdays and Friday
  • Times:  10am -  4pm days


Course Attendees Testimonials (50+)

“ I like this course better than all the others I’ve done.  It is more helpful and I am learning lots of new things, nice people and Shirley and Kat are very helpful”. SS

“I am enjoying this course if it were open 5 days a week I would attend every day” Eric

“You’re never too old to learn new skills.  Better than other courses I’ve attended” John

“A nice course, I’ve enjoyed my time here, staff are great” R


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