Employability and Enterprise

Employability and Enterprise

Employability skills are a set of achievements, understandings and personal attributes that make individuals more likely to gain employment by developing a positive attitude to work and be successful in their chosen occupations. Employability includes areas such as effective time management, planning and organising, the ability to work with others to achieve a common goal, and to manage and be managed by others.

Enterprise skills develop individuals for the world of employment in all its diversity. This involves having the ability to be creative, flexible and resourceful with a positive attitude to change; understanding when and how to use initiative and innovation; being able to evaluate risk to inform individual and collective decision making; and having the ability to persuade others to undertake a joint venture.

Here are a few suggestions of some of the qualifications that have been identified as focusing directly on these skills.

National Qualifications supporting Employability and Enterprise

Media National 4 SCQF level 4

Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it enables learners to increase their media literacy, through analysing and creating media content.

Employability and enterprise skills

  • Employability
  • Working with others
  • Enterprise
  • Citizenship (sustainable development)

Other SfLLW being developed

  • Literacy: Reading; Writing; Listening and talking
  • Health and wellbeing: Personal learning
  • Thinking skills: Analysing and evaluating; Creating
     

View Media National 4 Course Specification

Business Management National 5 SCQF level 5

Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it is about business and organisational management in a range of contexts.

Employability and enterprise skills

  • Employability
  • Information and communication technology
  • Working with others
  • Enterprise
  • Citizenship (sustainable development and ethical and environmental-conscious business practices)

Other SfLLW being developed

  • Literacy: Reading (to make reasoned and informed decisions); Writing (to communicate information to meet a purpose within a context)
  • Numeracy: Money, time and measurement; Information handling
  • Thinking skills: Understanding; Applying; Analysing and evaluating

View Business Management National 5 Course Specification

Qualifications supporting Employability and Enterprise

Employability Award SCQF level 3 G9D2 43

Summary Description

The Employability Award is an introduction to the world of work for those who are unsure about how to gain and sustain employment. The Course focuses on generic employability skills, to enable a successful move into the job market. Learners will develop skills and attitudes which will be applicable across all areas of employment. This Award is available at other levels.

Employability and Enterprise Skills and SfLLW being developed

  • Communication skills
  • Handling and processing information
  • Working with Others

View Award Specification: Employability Award G9D2 43

Preparing for Employment : First Steps SCQF level 3 F786 09

Summary Description

The Employability Award aims to support the learner who is preparing to make the transition into work. This is a Unit from the Award. This Unit is available at other levels.

Employability and Enterprise Skills and SfLLW Skills being developed

  • Employability
  • ICT
  • Planning for, and making, choices and changes
  • Building social and working relationships
  • Working with others
  • Thinking skills 

View Unit Specification: Preparing for Employment: First Steps F786 09

Core Skill ICT Unit SCQF level 4 F3GC 10

Summary Description

This Unit is about using straightforward information and communication technology (ICT) effectively to access, process, and present information in familiar, everyday settings. This Unit is available at other levels.

Employability and Enterprise Skills and other SfLLW being developed

  • Communication skills
  • Handling and processing information
  • Working with Others

View Unit Specification: Core Skill ICT F3GC 10

Employability and Enterprise Case Study