This course introduces learners to the different types of application forms; the types of information requested in a job application form; the importance of reading and following instructions on a job application form; and how to check for accuracy.
Knowing how to complete an application form successfully is crucial if you want to be considered for the next stage in a recruitment process. Figures compiled by Forbes show that talent management companies use specially-designed software to reject up to half of the applications they receive, with no-one ever reading them.
Meanwhile, everything from misspelt words to an introduction that simply isn't engaging or a clearly duplicated cover letter can lead to an application being rejected by recruiters or HR staff.
While a CV needs to contain all of the information employers will expect to see, including previous work experience, relevant qualifications and a little bit about yourself, your application letter needs to go one step further and explain exactly why you are the best candidate for the job.
Our Completing Application Forms e-learning course is designed to tell you everything you need to know about how to complete an application for a job, to increase your chance of success.
If you're looking for your first weekend job, are applying for graduate positions after finishing university, or are returning to the world of work after a career break, then a refresher on completing application forms is likely to benefit you.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
The Virtual College Completing Application Forms course is for anyone who wants to improve their job application skills. Whether it's your first time applying for work, or you're looking for a new role after many years in the same position, it's always useful to refresh your knowledge.
This digital learning course comprises the following modules:
After completing this course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for your records.
Completing Application Forms lasts for approximately one hour, but this depends on your individual learning speed and ability to absorb information. E-learning is self-paced, so you can stop and start the module whenever you like, and your progress will be automatically tracked by our Learning Management System.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.