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Fit to Learn Using the Employability Skills Framework to improve your performance at College The Employability Skills Framework has been developed by business.

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1 Fit to Learn Using the Employability Skills Framework to improve your performance at College The Employability Skills Framework has been developed by business across North Lincolnshire in collaboration with the Confederation of British Industry. The framework identifies seven skills that you will need to display in order to ensure effective transition into higher study, apprenticeships or employment: Self Management – Teamwork – Business & Customer Awareness – Problem Solving – Communication & Literacy – Application of Numeracy – Application of Information Technology By reflecting on how you can improve with respect to these seven skills, you can also improve your performance in your current studies. Instructed Applies Evaluates

2 Fit to Learn Self Management Evaluates Applies Instructed
Has drive for additional knowledge and development Sets high personal standards and has a positive personal impact Retains composure and control even in difficult circumstances Self confident – shows belief in own ability Consistently high standards of time management, behaviour and presentation; minor lapses Realistic assessment of own abilities and able to plan and take responsibility for own development. Keen interest in doing well, willing to learn from mistakes Flexibility, willing to respond to change Basic time management skills but requires supervision and support Basic personal standards of behaviour or presentation, requires supervision and support Listens to advice and with support can act upon it Needs support in maintaining effectiveness in the face of setbacks or pressure

3 Fit to Learn Communication & Literacy Evaluates Applies Instructed
Articulate, fluent and persuasive Self confident with a range of situations and individuals Able to write a range of texts including extended written documents, communicating information, ideas and opinions effectively and persuasively Good use of body language; understands the unspoken meaning in a situation Able to make extended contributions in formal and informal discussions and exchanges in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts Written work is clear and well presented; able to adapt information to present to others Recognises the impact and implications of how things are said Respects peers, seeks feedback and acts on it Basic verbal, non verbal and written communication skills, unable to make extended contributions Interprets and recounts information from a limited range of sources Needs confirmation when / what / how a task needs to be done Keeps team members informed and communicates problems to supervisors

4 Fit to Learn Application of Numeracy Evaluates Applies Instructed
Has a positive approach to using numeracy to inform the achievement of targets and results and appreciates the importance of this achievement Able to set future targets based on year on year continuous improvement Actively promotes cost / results and measurement of activities Numeracy skills accurate with good reasoning ability Applies numeracy to understand routine and non routine problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts Able to draw conclusions and draw mathematical justifications Basic numeracy skills Understands practical problems in familiar context and situations Selects mathematics to obtain answers to simple problems that are clear and routine using simple checking procedures Interprets and communicates solutions to practical problems in familiar contexts and situations

5 Fit to Learn Teamwork Evaluates Applies Instructed
Advanced understanding of teams, team structure and purpose leading to a high level of commitment Fully participates in team functioning and encourages others to do the same Able to adapt to the needs of others Supports others to clearly understand their roles, responsibilities and what is expected of them Positive attitude to interacting with others and supporting team working Considers impact on the team of own actions Tolerant of others who are not yet effective team members Able to lead team discussions Reliable Reluctantly works with others towards achieving given objectives With reluctance participates in discussions with others Recognises the need for personal development to improve ability to work with others Minor lapses in reliability when working in teams

6 Fit to Learn Evaluates Applies Instructed
Business & Customer Awareness Gives high priority to meeting standards and fulfilling requirements Able to consider problems and develop initiatives to improve systems Uses information effectively to make informed decisions Delivers projects or activities to a high standard within timescales Gives high priority to meeting customer satisfaction standards and fulfilling quality requirements Aware of link between efficiencies, customer satisfaction and business sustainability Demonstrates ability for innovation Needs clear targets and objectives Reflects on own achievements rather than organisational achievements Recognises the need for efficient working Understands the importance of providing customer satisfaction

7 Fit to Learn Problem Solving Evaluates Applies Instructed
High level of reasoning ability – rational and logical approach. Ready to consider and explore options, decide on a course of action and follow through. Analyses facts and solutions and applies creative thinking to develop appropriate responses. Takes personal ownership and control. Can relate past events and link past experiences to current problems. Able to break problems down into manageable parts, identifying key factors. Able to deal readily with a range of numerical and written information and options available. Makes sound decisions based on a balanced consideration of information and options available. Can make connections between causes and symptoms. With support can break problems down into key elements. Basic ability to cope with a range of information and figures. Prefers others to make decisions but is willing to make own decisions in a limited range.

8 Fit to Learn Application of IT Evaluates Applies Instructed
Promotes and develops effective ways to enable self and others to improve use of IT Confident in developing new and imaginative solutions to problems solving IT Takes personal ownership and control for improving own use of ICT Confident use of IT, takes action before being asked or told Applies IT systems for complex, routine and non routine tasks in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and situations Good understanding of software and seeks to develop further Retrieves and selects information efficiently using IT Identifies ICT requirements of a straightforward task and uses these in a familiar context Uses correct procedures to start and shut down ICT systems and to store information Uses ICT for basic communication Finds and selects information, communicating and presenting in simple form

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