The Employability qualification provides a framework for developing and recognising general employability skills at Level 2. The qualification reflects employers’ requirements for better essential skills across all occupational sectors. A choice of units is available, including teamwork, overcoming barriers to work and career exploration.
Students will need to achieve 15 credits to gain the certificate qualification. Students gain credits by successfully completing a range of units based on key elements of employability. Students will study the following units:
Applying for a job; Career exploration; Learning through work experience; Health and safety in the workplace; Meetings in the workplace and team working.
Students will complete a portfolio of evidence containing content from each of the units covered. This portfolio is then internally assessed according the assessment criteria set out by ASDAN. After students' work has been internally moderated, it is then standardised which is carried out by ASDAN, if the portfolio of evidence is judged to have met the assessment criteria, ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.
Students must be enrolled in the Marsh Academy Post 16, there are no academic entry requirements
The Employability course enables learners to gain skills that are required within the employment market. These include learning the difference between skills and qualities as well as qualifications. Whether students go on to study different courses, at different levels, enter and apprenticeship or employment, this course stands them in good stead as they are equipped with the knowledge and skills that employers regard as essential.