Employability Skills Development  

Employability Skills Development 

The Employability Skills Development course takes an activity-based approach to raising learners’ awareness about employer expectations and the working environment.


Developed in response to an increasing national focus on work-related learning, it will meet the needs of providers looking for a programme of activities to support learners in preparation for vocational training, for achieving an employability qualification, or for getting a job.

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Who is it for?

The Employability Skills Development course may be used by learners aged 14+ in school or college settings, or by learners participating in work-related programmes in a variety of other contexts. The activities are generic and can therefore be adapted to reflect the vocational interests of a range of users.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

The Employability Skills Development book contains activities designed to develop learners' skills in 12 areas: self-management; team working; business and enterprise; customer awareness; problem solving; communication; working with numbers; IT in the workplace; applying for a job; exploring job opportunities; rights and responsibilities at work; and health and safety in the workplace.

Course Content

By the end of this course st
udents will have a better understanding  of; 

  • are flexible and can meet the needs of different learners

  • support personalised learning

  • can be used in a range of contexts and for different programmes of learning

  • encourage a ‘pick and mix’ approach, allowing learning opportunities to be chosen for varying time frames

  • are generic and can be adapted to suit any vocational interest