The Employability Award is an introduction to the world of work for those who are unsure about how to gain and sustain employment. It is available at SCQF level 3 and level 4. The Course focuses on generic employability skills, to enable a successful move into the job market. Candidates will develop skills and attitudes which will be applicable across all areas of employment.
This qualification is available in schools and colleges.
Group Award code: SCQF level 3 — G9D2 43 (6 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level 4 — G9CY 44 (6 SCQF credit points)
Both Awards consist of two mandatory Units and two optional Units. One optional Unit must be completed.
Whether a learner achieves at SCQF level 3 or SCQF level 4 depends on: the amount of support they receive; their level of participation; their level of understanding; the complexity of tasks carried out; and the level of maturity displayed.
Preparing for Employment: First Steps (10 hours)
Candidates look at their existing skills and experience, and how these might apply to work. They also consider the sort of employment they would like — what they would like to get from work, and what sort of job will deliver that.
Building Your Employability Skills (20 hours)
Candidates consider the types of employment which may suit. They practise the skills needed to find employment, such as contacting employers, filling in application forms, and writing a CV.
These loose-leaf packs - for teachers'/lecturers' use only - contain instruments of assessment, guidance and other useful information relating to internal assessment.
|Preparing for Employment: First Steps||SCQF level 3||F786 09 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Building Own Employability Skills||SCQF level 3||F787 09 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Responsibilities of Employment||SCQF level 3||F788 09 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Dealing with Work Situations||SCQF level 3||F789 09 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Preparing for Employment: First Steps||SCQF level 4||F786 10 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Building Own Employability Skills||SCQF level 4||F787 10 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Responsibilities of Employment||SCQF level 4||F788 10 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
|Dealing with Work Situations||SCQF level 4||F789 10 ASP001||September 2009||Available in Word and PDF formats|
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The Employability Award is flexible and allows maximum choice in the way it is delivered and assessed at either level.
Delivery methods and activities can be tailored to suit the needs of your candidates. The Award is based on smaller amounts of learning, making it easier to capture achievement.
This qualification is nationally recognised.
The Employability Award may appeal to a wide range of candidates, including:
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. No specific knowledge is required to undertake these Awards.
This Course may provide progression to:
Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.
Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.
Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval.
Assessment can take place at appropriate points as candidates progress through the tasks within the Units. Evidence of assessment can be presented in a format which best suits the individual candidates. Evidence can include written records, e-mails, assessor records, diaries, videos, recordings of interviews or photographs.
Assessment Support Packs (ASPs) for all Units can be downloaded by Centre Co-ordinators from SQA’s secure website.
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