From $59

  • 100% Online
  • Delivered in English
  • Suitable for ages 14-20
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What will you learn?

Our CV Writing course will help you to sell yourself by demonstrating your skills and abilities. Learn how to write a cover letter, adapt your CV to specific sectors and get your CV noticed.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the employer’s perspective
  • Know what to include and how best to describe your qualifications and experience
  • Format, order and style your CV so it stands out
  • Identify any gaps and check for errors
  • Write an effective cover letter to complement your CV
  • Continue developing your CV
  • Promote your CV online

Course features

This course is 100% online and packed full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Additional features are available if you wish to take this course as part of a Study Group.

  • Designed by Eton College experts
  • Personal action plan
  • Interactive tasks, videos & quizzes
  • Knowledge test

Available on our Group Study course

  • Tutorials with Eton trained tutors
  • Graded assessment
  • Collaborative learning
  • Certificate from Eton College

How can you take this course?

There are three ways you can take this online course, depending on how you wish to study and how much support you require.

Self Study Course


  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials

  • Progress dashboard

Tutorial Course


  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
  • 1 online tutorial (1-2-1 lesson with tutor)

  • Progress dashboard
  • Eton trained tutor

Why should I take this course?

This course is right for you if you are aged 14–20 and you want to:

  • Write your first CV for an internship, work experience or a job
  • Want to improve a CV you have already written
  • Adapt your CV and cover letter to specific opportunities

Your CV is a key which opens the first door on your career path

I’d like to thank you all. This course has helped me a lot.

Anna Confuorto, EtonX student, Italy

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a CV?

CVs or resumes are the way that employers decide who to consider for jobs, work experience and internships. It’s the first step in a process that might also include an interview or other assessments. If your CV does not grab the attention of the employer, you won’t get through to the next round.

CVs are often used for other opportunities such as volunteer positions when there are lots of candidates to choose between.

When you are a student still in education, it can be hard to build a CV that stands out from all the other students or recent graduates who have similar experience to you. This course will make sure that you think hard about what the employer is looking for and how you can present your experience so far in the best way possible.

I am not applying for jobs or work experience yet. Should I still take this course?

Yes! It is too late to start thinking about your CV when you see an opportunity that interests you. You should have a CV ready to be adapted for any openings that come your way. Preparing ahead of time allows you to identify any gaps or weaknesses in your CV so that you can do something about them. Building a good CV can take time so it’s never too early to learn what is involved.

I already have a CV I'm proud of. Will this course help me?

Yes, it will. A CV needs to be adapted for every opportunity. You shouldn’t send the same CV out each time. We will show you how to do this and how to read job advertisements so you understand what might need to change in your CV. Writing a CV is not the end of the process of preparing to apply for a job. You also need to write a good cover letter that works with your CV to highlight why you should be considered for a role. We will also show you how to promote your CV.

You can check whether your CV follows our tips for CV Writing by reading our post on the do’s and don’t’s of CV Writing.

Who are the tutors?

All our tutors are UK based and have been trained at Eton College. They are highly experienced online tutors used to working with students from all over the world. Every EtonX tutor has passed a rigorous selection and training process and has been cleared to work with children by the British government.

Will I have a teacher from Eton College?

Each course has a Course Director who is a teacher at Eton College. The Course Director for this course is the Head of Career Education at Eton College. He has worked with EtonX to produce the course and features in videos introducing and summarising each week’s work.