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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. Candidates will develop skills and attitudes which will be applicable across all areas of employment.

The course has 2 mandatory units along with one optional unit that must be selected:

  • Preparing for Employment: first steps (mandatory)
  • Building your employability skills (mandatory)
  • Responsibilities of Employment (optional)
  • Dealing with work situations (optional)

Assessment can take place at appropriate points as candidates progress through the tasks within the Units. Evidence of assessment can be presented in a format which best suits the individual candidates. Evidence can include written records, e-mails, assessor records, diaries, videos, recordings of interviews or photographs.

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