CV Writing Course

Our course code: X001

Course fee: £25

Enrol on this course

Did you know that the average time an employer spends looking at each CV is around five to seven seconds, and that each position receives up to 300 applications? With this in mind, it’s more important than ever to find ways to get your CV to the top of the pile. Written by a recruitment expert from Pertemps, one of the UK’s largest recruitment companies, our CV Writing Course will guide you through the entire application process, showing you exactly how to create a stand-out CV and covering letter. You’ll learn exactly what to include where, common mistakes that are off-putting to employers, as well as additional tips and tricks you won’t find online. This course is delivered via an engaging, interactive eBook, with quizzes along the way to check your progress.

This short course is ideal for studying as part of a free bundle alongside our Dealing with Redundancy and Interview Skills short courses, which will help you navigate the tricky redundancy process as well as give you all the tools and knowledge you need to land your next dream job.

Do you want this course for free?

This course is currently available free of charge. Use voucher code: FREESHORT when you enrol.

Written by a recruitment expert from Pertemps, with this CV Writing short course you’ll stand out from the crowd.

Study Hours

This course takes around two hours to complete.

Study Method

This course is delivered via a fun, interactive eBook.

Course Duration

Once you’ve enrolled on this course, you’ll have access for six months, and you can complete it in your own time, at your own pace.


There is no assessment for this course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you’ll have all the tools and skills you needed to create the perfect CV and covering letter.

Additional Information

Course Content

1: Introduction

In this section, you’ll learn exactly what a Curriculum Vitae is, why it’s so important to get it right, as well as examine some interesting statistics.

2: Doing your research

Next, we’ll look at the value of getting to know your potential employer and named contact before you begin the application process and how to undertake the relevant research. We’ll also show you some ways in which you can determine the values and ethos of the company you’re looking to work for, so you can present yourself accordingly.

3: Creating your CV

In this section, you’ll learn exactly what to include in your CV, from certificates and qualifications to personal interests. You’ll also learn about the surprising mistakes most people make when completing their CVs, how to avoid them, and other expert tips and tricks. We’ll show you examples of flawed CVs, and challenge you to spot the errors.

4: Writing a covering letter

Next, our expert will guide you through the entire process of creating a covering letter, from beginning to end. Through interactive learning, we’ll teach you how to identify your unique selling points as an employee, and how best to promote your transferable skills.

5: Dealing with application forms

Finally, we’ll guide you through the dos and don’ts of filling out application forms, describing exactly which details to include, and which it’s best to leave out.