Starting from Scratch – Using ‘Find a Job’ and managing benefits



This course covers how to use the ‘Find a Job’ website to complete online job search. The basics of turning computers on and off and using the Internet and email will also be covered.  It will support you with creating and using a ‘Find a Job’ account to record your job search activities.

The course also covers ‘Universal Credit’ the new benefits system, and looks at ways to manage your budget on benefits.


Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.  However, before you can join this course you will be required to complete an initial interview and assessment to ensure the course is suitable, and identify that you have an adequate level of English.  

It is important that learners attend all classes, as not attending reduces their ability to achieve on the course.







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The benefits of this course:

Completing the course will improve and strengthen the skills and confidence needed to use digital technology both in the workplace and home. It supports Jobseekers with no (or limited) experience with modern technology



 All the classes are run by a qualified and experienced tutor.   Learners will be expected to contribute to the class on occasions where there may be some group work.

It is important that learners attend all classes, as not attending reduces their ability to achieve on the course.


How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning targets will be agreed with the tutor at the beginning of the course, learners will contribute to a learning diary and produce an evidence booklet along with many practical and on-line assessments. Progress will be observed and assessed during each session.  Regular feedback will be provided by the tutor.



You will receive a Sandwell Adult and Family Learning certificate to show what you have achieved.


Next Steps:

The Tutor will discuss next steps towards the end of the course and suggest further courses/qualifications that may be appropriate.

 We also have I.A.G qualified staff who could advise learners on progression and other opportunities.


Additional costs:

There are no fees for this course if you are unemployed, and other concessions are available


Equipment Required:

 A note pad and pen/pencil would be useful.

Any materials needed for the course are provided by us.


This is a 15-hour course which runs over 5 weeks.