Award in Employability Skills

Ref: C3743794

The Employability Skills course is for people wishing to develop their skills in order to prepare themselves for work. Students will develop the mind set for the work environment, explore how to deal with customers and develop problem solving skills. Students will work towards gaining the Award in Employability Skills Level 1 through NCFE.

Course aim

The Employability Skills course aims to develop students’ positive mind set and skills for the workplace to prepare them for work or enable them to apply for jobs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • The course is suitable for people who are out of work, looking for a career change or at risk of redundancy

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

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

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks and research You will be encouraged to develop your skills in using a computer as part of this course

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You will need a file, paper and pen If students have laptops they are encouraged to bring them along to the class

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Tutors will suggest additional resources as the course progresses

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Award in Employability Skills

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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