Deloitte Employability Level 2 BTEC Award
- Meets identified needs: Collaborative course design with employers, educationalists and key stakeholders to develop the employability skills needed for employment
- Partnership: Established programme working with key partners, including the UK’s leading awarding body, Edexcel and a UK wide network of 9 accredited Deloitte Employability Centres (DECs) in 8 FE Colleges and 1 University.
- Supports FE teachers: through a 2 and a half day residential Train-the-trainer course to develop the skills needed to deliver effectively and the materials and guidance to implement the course.
- Encourages young people: A 90-guided learning hour course, taught over a year, alongside a core programme of vocational study leading to a Level 2 WorkSkills qualification. Students that complete the 9 compulsory credits receive a Level 2 BTEC Award in Employability Skills. A 13 credit certificate is also available.
The programme develops young people’s personal and social skills such as self-confidence, understanding the workplace and effective communication.
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The key objectives of the employability skills courses are:
- to build the self-esteem and self-awareness of learners
- to enable learners to experience the reality of life in the workplace
- to develop the attitudes and behaviours required in the workplace
- to develop learners’ interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills and team working skills
The distinguishing feature of the employability course is that learning is based around practical exercises, simulations, role plays and scenarios that replicate real employment and workplace situations.
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Employability skills courses focus not only on helping young people secure jobs, but also on helping them to retain and succeed in those jobs.
Students that participate in the course undertake the following units:
- Preparing for an Interview
- Interview Skills
- Effectiveness at Work
- Working in a Team
- Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at works.