NCFE Level 1 Award in Employabilty

Ref: C3840215

(This is displayed on the WEA website.) Summarise the course and its content in 40 words or fewer. NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability Skills is for people wishing to receive a qualification to help them into employment. This course will develop mind set for the work environment, dealing with customers and problem solving.

Additional information about this course

• learners with special needs, learning difficulties or particular learning requirements • full-time and part-time students • those who are long-term unemployed • pre-16 students in compulsory education • individuals in employment looking for a career change • individuals facing redundancy.

Course aim

To gain a qualification in employability skills and receive 6 credits.

Who is the course for?

this is a progression course but people with good English literacy and language can join though they will have to do a skills check in order to be accepted

What topics will this course cover

• Understanding mind set • Understanding your customers • Problem solving • Following instructions

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1) Explain how mind set can improve employability 2) Identify customer needs 3) Demonstrate appropriate customer care 4) Name different types of problems encountered in the work place 5) Identify appropriate ways to come up with solutions for a straightforward problem

How will I know I'm making progress?

This is an accredited course and achievement is assessed by the course work produced throughout the course. Students will receive written and verbal feedback about their progression towards their targets. Tracking sheets will be kept to ensure students are on track with their work. Individual Learning Plans will also be used to ensure students can achieve any additional goals they may have.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

pens and paper or notebook. If students have laptops they are encouraged to bring them along

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Progression may also lead to improving basic skills at level 1 or improving employability skills through targeted level 1 and 2 provision.

Download full course outline

NCFE Level 1 Award in Employabilty Course Outline

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You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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