South Thames College

Job Shop: Employment Support - Writing A Supporting Statement/Cover Letter - All Levels


This course is being taught online during the Summer 2020 Term.

If you’re starting a job search, getting your cover letter or supporting statement right is just as important as perfecting your CV. After hours spent crafting your CV, it can seem a little unnecessary to transfer the information into letter format. However, your cover letter shouldn’t be a regurgitation of your CV. Instead, it should zoom in on a few key skills and experiences on your CV that the employer values the most. As a result, your cover letter should be bespoke for every application.

Learn all the tricks and tips of writing an effective supporting statement or covering letter. How to introducing yourself What to include about the organisation and the role you are applying for. How write what attracts you to the organisation. The best way to provide evidence of your qualities Keeping it concise By the end of the course you will have an understanding of the importance of a good cover letter of supporting statement and the skills to apply this to a variety of different job applications.


Tutor feedback, individual learning plans, peer and self-assessment.

Entry Requirements

This workshop is open to anyone looking to change career or find out more about their employability options. Basic English and IT skills will be required


Please bring a copy of your existing CV if you have one and a USB stick to the workshop.

Next Steps

You could take other professional skills courses at the College to help your employability and build your confidence.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
1 Week
Study mode:?
Part Time Day
What do I need to pay?
£ 0
International students: ?
£ 70
Materials fees: ?

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