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Employability Skills - Entry 3 (Award)

Course aims

To develop skills and knowledge needed to get employment. This course will prepare you for employment or identify your next steps for employment.

Course length

40 Guided Learning Hours. Courses are usually 20 x 2 hours per week.

Who is this course for?

Adults (19+) who would like to develop their employability skills that will lead to employment and achieve an Entry Level 1 qualification.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Yes, Entry Level 3 Award in Employability Skills awarded by ABC Awards. There are a range of learning activities in class to ensure you have the skills and knowledge for each assessment. There is a written assessment for each unit, therefore good ICT skills are desirable. The course embeds the development of study, English, maths and job skills to help prepare you for study at higher levels and improve work prospects.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Your English, maths and IT skills will be assessed before you join the course to make sure that the course is the right level for you.

Course content

By the end of the course you will complete six units in a variety of employability units. These will be detailed by your tutor. The following units can/may be delivered:

  • Working in a team
  • Developing time management skills
  • Planning and reviewing learning
  • Overcoming barriers to work

What could this course lead to?

Employment or progression to a further course of study.

How will I learn?

  • You will have an Individual Learning Plan which sets targets that are personal to you. Targets will be added throughout the course to develop your skills and support your journey to achieve long term goals. Your tutor will give you regular feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve.
  • Use of Learner Zone (online course to support your learning)
  • Demonstrations and roleplays
  • Collaboration with other learners
  • Using ICT to complete your assignments
  • Your tutor will give you regular feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve.

What we require of you as a learner?

You will be invited to a 1:1 progress review with your tutor on a frequent basis. This will take place either 15 minutes before or after your normal class time.

Paper, pen and ring binder and, if possible, bring along your own device (smartphone or tablet) to access online resources and apps to support your ICT learning in class. You will also need to be prepared to do some individual work at home between classes.

To improve your progress on the course we expect you to attend on time and every session. If you are unable to attend a session, you will be required to email your tutor with the reason for non-attendance and you will be set work to complete at home.

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Contact details

Vina Patel | Teaching & Learning Manager
T: 0121 464 9138

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