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Writing an Effective CV

Course Overview

Your CV is vital to your job application. If you create a curriculum vitae (CV) that is too long, too short or perhaps does not contain the information a prospective employer is looking for, it might not be saying the right things about you.

This Writing an Effective CV course is part of an employability suite which will help learners search for and secure employment.

It is a valuable resource for anyone applying for a job.

This module will introduce learners to the process of creating a CV, give guidance on the suitable styles and layouts, identify how the information should be presented and give an insight into the employer's perspective.

On completion of this module, learners will:

  • Know the purpose of a CV and how to produce one;
  • Know the main types of information to be included on a CV;
  • Know how to create a CV with suitable style and layout, and know the different types of style and layout that can be used;
  • Know how to present information clearly;
  • Know how to identify what information should be included on a covering letter;
  • Know how to create a covering letter with a suitable style and layout;
  • Know why the appropriate use and accuracy of language is important when presenting personal information; and
  • Know how to identify appropriate referees.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome
  • What Does Your CV Say about You?
  • What is an Effective CV?
  • Writing Your Own CV
  • The Employer's Perspective
  • Summary

Target Audience

This Writing an Effective CV module is suitable for anyone who is applying for jobs and would like to learn more about how they can make their CV more attractive to potential employers.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1.25 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

extremely clear and easy to understand
13/04/2016 DH
A lot of information about C.V's and interviewing I had never even thought of.
23/03/2016 AR
Having the challenges at the end of the sub-sections rather than the whole module.
08/01/2016 KB

Cost and Discounts

£15 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone us on 01943 885095.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1.25 hours.

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