‘How to Succeed at: Writing Applications’ is a free online course by the University of Sheffield available on FutureLearn.com. This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses.
This course will help you to write successful applications, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study at university or college. The course will start on .
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Course At A Glance
Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: How to Succeed at Writing Applications
Institution: University of Sheffield and Future Learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on
The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence. It’s diverse student population of nearly 25,000 of the brightest students from 117 countries learn alongside over 1,200 of the world’s top academics. The campus is based in the heart of Sheffield, a large, green city in the north of England.
About This Course
This course has been designed and developed by experts from the Careers Service here at the University of Sheffield to help you to write successful applications, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study at university or college.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. Applicants can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalized certificate in both digital and printed formats — to show that applicant have taken part.
Over the three weeks, University will look at different parts of the application process. The help you to understand the skills you have gained through work experience and your studies and show you how you can match them to job advertisements or course requirements.
The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material to help you master the art of application and CV writing. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future applications.
This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.
Pamela Hafekost and Hilary Jones
Pamela Hafekost is the Information Systems Manager and Hilary Jones is the PGT / PGR Placements Officer at the Careers Service
She is a Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service providing advice to help our service users become more confident when writing applications or approaching interviews.
Careers Adviser. Writes and edits careers guides for the University of Sheffield and is Careers Service Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Media Information Officer at the University of Sheffield Careers Service. Interested in learning technology and digital media, and Social Media.
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website link
- Sign Up At FutureLearn
- Select a course and Join
- Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
- After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
- Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
- On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).