SCQF level 3 & 4 Employability

SCQF level 3 & 4 Employability

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.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Arrangements Documents

Unit(s) and delivery tools

Group Award code: SCQF level 3 G9D2 43 (6 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level 4 G9CY 44 (6 SCQF credit points)

Structure

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.

Mandatory Units

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.

Assessment Support Packs

These loose-leaf packs - for teachers'/lecturers' use only - contain instruments of assessment, guidance and other useful information relating to internal assessment.

Title Level ASP/Download Issue Date Comments
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

Please follow the instructions below to access them:

  • If you do not know how to access the secure website speak to your SQA Co-ordinator.
  • Once in the website, look at the left hand side of the homepage for 'In this Section'. Follow the link 'Awards'.
  • This will take you to a list of Awards where you will see 'Employability'.

Why deliver this qualification?

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.

Who does this qualification suit?

The Employability Award may appeal to a wide range of candidates, including:

  • S3S6 pupils, to improve their employability skills
  • adults returning to education who are preparing to make the transition into work
  • further education establishments may also consider using the Units within full or part-time college programmes

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. No specific knowledge is required to undertake these Awards.

Progression

This Course may provide progression to:

  • Further study
  • SCQF level 4 from level 3
  • additional Units at the same level, including Work Experience and Personal Development: Self and Work
  • National Progression Award in Enterprise and Employability at SCQF level 4 or 5
  • Vocational training
  • Employment