Course overview

Career Confidence City of Bristol College

Welcome. Thank you for showing interest in the Career Confidence course. This course is a friendly course designed to listen to the concerns we have about getting back into work, or feeling better about ourselves if we are in work.

Sometimes we can feel a sense of ‘drift’ when we think about employment and career futures. It’s not easy to admit we feel displaced, or powerless and a bit lost.

This course is designed to give you time to focus on yourself and we begin by building a community of trust in the group.

We start with identity and throughout the course, we cover many different aspects of personal wellbeing that link to our professional identities. We will learn what professional confidence is and what it is not. Lecturer, Becca Lloyd has written this course after working with different aspects of professional wellbeing and insecurities for many years and created a course that shows how we can take power over the professional aspect of our lives.

If you are looking for a course around professional confidence and careers and are not sure what you want to do, then this may be the one for you.

Dates and applications

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Career Confidence Ashley Down Centre
Course Code
09/01/2025 - 20/03/2025
10 weeks
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
Ashley Down Centre
The course fee is £180 but this can be paid for under certain circumstances, please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
CBP0007D01-2 09/01/2025 - 20/03/2025 10 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 3.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
The course fee is £180 but this can be paid for under certain circumstances, please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This is a friendly course designed for adults aged 19+. It is aimed at people who feel they lack confidence and who wish to understand how to take power over aspects of their professional self.

It is useful for people who are looking to get into employment and for people in employment.

What you'll learn

We start our journey together by building a community of trust. During our time on the course, you will be presented with different aspects of professional identity and confidence that combine and interlink.

One early part of the course examines the messages we send to ourselves and the beliefs we have about our professional abilities and learn how what we think directly impacts our wellbeing.

We challenge the word ‘confidence’ and understand its impact upon us and learn how we can master it.

The course has 10 sessions that create a pathway of knowledge to understanding yourself and your personal power, focusing on your professional self.

Course entry requirements

You need to be able to read and write. You do not need any qualifications or references.

You apply via this webpage and then a meeting will be booked for you with Becca Lloyd the course Lecturer who will talk to you to make sure it’s the right course for you.

You can also contact Becca directly and leave a voicemail on 07890 518 607 or email

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is only delivered face-to-face. You will be part of a taught group. 3 taught hours a session for 10 sessions.

There are no exams. We do set goals and we achieve them during the course. The value of the course is attending every session to gain the best from it, so attendance is expected for every session.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is designed to support your aspirations. Progression can be into further studies and courses such as another Adult Community Learning Short Course.

The course will direct you to our college Careers Advisors who can support your aspirations and discuss options and pathways with you.

Additional costs

All course materials are provided.

Please check with Learner Services and make sure you are eligible for the course to be free.

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