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2 This presentation will cover: Structure Units Differentiation Support

3 EMPLOYABILTY STRUCTURE OF AWARD Mandatory: Preparing for Employment: First Steps 10 hrs Building Your Employability Skills 20 hrs Optional: Responsibilities of Employment 10 hrs Dealing with Work Situations 10 hrs

4 Features of the Employability Award Designed to be flexible Learner focus Capture smaller chunks of learning No external assessment Suitable for a range of learners

5 Preparing for Employment : First Steps Learners will think about their past and present experiences to identify skills, knowledge, interests etc. Based on their review, learners will draw conclusions about how their skills, qualities and interests can help them to enter the world of work Learners will think about what they want from a job, what types of job fit with what they want and what they will need to be able offer to get and keep a job. Preparing for Employment : First Steps Review past and present experience Draw conclusions on how your past and present experience can help you enter to the world of work Find out about yourself and the world of work

6 Building Your Employability Skills Learners will use a range of sources to find out about jobs available They will think about which jobs would suit them in relation to their skills, knowledge etc and which employers may have suitable jobs. Learners will practise skills such as contacting an employer, completing an application form, preparing a CV, taking part in an interview Building Your Employability Skills Find information about employment opportunities that may be suitable for you Practise the skills you will need to use to apply for a job

7 Responsibilities of Employment Learners will identify their responsibilities as employees. They will also identify how they should be treated by an employer when they are in the workplace Learners will draw conclusions about the differences between how they should behave in the workplace and other places they know of Learners will identify types of behaviour which are unacceptable in the work place. They will also draw conclusions about possible consequences of such behaviour. Responsibilities of Employment Identify how employers will expect you to behave at work and how they should treat you Identify what might happen to you if you do not act in the way an employer expects

8 Dealing with Work Situations Learners will think about the different types of people they could be working with. They will think about how to behave towards other people at work and how other people should behave towards them Learners will learn how to discuss a work related task with a colleague. They will learn how to deal with conflict and they will draw conclusions about the consequences of not dealing with situations at work in an acceptable way Dealing with Work Situations Know how to interact with others at work Develop skills you will need to cope with situations you could meet at work

9 The Employability Award can help learners to …. reflect on their own achievements recognise the value of these achievements in gaining employment develop the skills needed to find suitable employment develop the attitudes and behaviours necessary to sustain employment make progress towards the four capacities

10 Differentiation PrincipleSCQF level 3SCQF level 4 Support: learners will work withDirective support, ie the teacher/lecturer will issue explicit instructions Support, ie the teacher/ lecturer will offer advice Level of participation: learners willParticipate in, ie agree to ideas, suggestions and plans Contribute to, ie offer some ideas and/or suggestions Level of understanding: learners will show Basic knowledge, ie a small number of key facts Basic knowledge of a number of key points some of which will be factual Complexity of tasks: learners will be involved in activities which are Simple, ie routine and with which the learner may be familiar Straightforward, ie contain some routine elements Level of maturity displayed: candidate will Take account of some identified consequences of action Identify and/or take account of some of the consequences of action/ inaction

11 Support External verification Assessment Support Packs Future?


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