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Hello. I am hoping to apply for a Health Care Assistant Job to fill my gap year and improve my application for university. I have looked at all the articles such as "How to write a killer CV" and "CV Q&A" on here etc. but I still have a few questions.
If you could take the time to answer my questions I will be extremely grateful.

1) How should I set out my qualifications? (I know I have to place them in reverse chronological order and what to include, such as dates and things and not to list all my qualifications just write 12 GCSE's A*-B that sort of thing) But when I write it out in my CV I'm not entirely sure of how to format it, as it seems to take up quite some room and it looks quite strange. If anyone could provide an example on here (only of qualifications) that would clear it up for me

2) Is there anywhere I could go to get my CV checked (e.g. they have the PS helper on here so maybe something similar?)

3) Where would I put non-academic qualifications and awards. For example, I have bronze,silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh's awards, Bronze and Silver Volunteering Awards and a CPR certificate. What section of the CV would that go in?

Also, if anyone has any further advice on CV's, Health Care Assistant Jobs or applying for a HCA job. It'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys
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(Original post by LouieSax)
Hello. I am hoping to apply for a Health Care Assistant Job to fill my gap year and improve my application for university. I have looked at all the articles such as "How to write a killer CV" and "CV Q&A" on here etc. but I still have a few questions.
If you could take the time to answer my questions I will be extremely grateful.

1) How should I set out my qualifications? (I know I have to place them in reverse chronological order and what to include, such as dates and things and not to list all my qualifications just write 12 GCSE's A*-B that sort of thing) But when I write it out in my CV I'm not entirely sure of how to format it, as it seems to take up quite some room and it looks quite strange. If anyone could provide an example on here (only of qualifications) that would clear it up for me

2) Is there anywhere I could go to get my CV checked (e.g. they have the PS helper on here so maybe something similar?)

3) Where would I put non-academic qualifications and awards. For example, I have bronze,silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh's awards, Bronze and Silver Volunteering Awards and a CPR certificate. What section of the CV would that go in?

Also, if anyone has any further advice on CV's, Health Care Assistant Jobs or applying for a HCA job. It'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys
I would put duke of Edinburgh in 'key achievements'
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I would put duke of Edinburgh in 'key achievements'
Any advice on the set out of education?
So far I've set it out as:
EDUCATION
GCSE's
______ Comprehensive school 2011-2012 12 GCSE'S A*-B

A LEVELS
________ college 2012-2014 3 A levels in Biology, Psychology and Health and Social Care - Grades Pending

But I feel like the layout looks kinda strange, so I don't know what to do with that :///

Any help or advice?
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(Original post by LouieSax)
Any advice on the set out of education?
So far I've set it out as:
EDUCATION
GCSE's
______ Comprehensive school 2011-2012 12 GCSE'S A*-B

A LEVELS
________ college 2012-2014 3 A levels in Biology, Psychology and Health and Social Care - Grades Pending

But I feel like the layout looks kinda strange, so I don't know what to do with that :///

Any help or advice?
For gcses just state the school and year in heading and then write number if A* to Cs including maths and English
Similar for A levels, completed A levels in x y and z results pending
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(Original post by LouieSax)
Any advice on the set out of education?
So far I've set it out as:
EDUCATION
GCSE's
______ Comprehensive school 2011-2012 12 GCSE'S A*-B

A LEVELS
________ college 2012-2014 3 A levels in Biology, Psychology and Health and Social Care - Grades Pending

But I feel like the layout looks kinda strange, so I don't know what to do with that :///

Any help or advice?
Education

2012-14 College Name, Town
[tab] Studying A level Biology, Psychology and Health & Social Care
20xx-12 School Name, Town
[tab] 12 GCSEs including English and Maths
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education

2012-14 college name, town
[tab] studying a level biology, psychology and health & social care
20xx-12 school name, town
[tab] 12 gcses including english and maths
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for gcses just state the school and year in heading and then write number if a* to cs including maths and english
similar for a levels, completed a levels in x y and z results pending

thank you both! :d
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