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EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

In an increasingly competitive employment market, employers are looking beyond simple academic achievement when considering recruiting new staff, says the Confederation of British Industry.

The qualities they are looking for are often described as employability skills. They include ‘soft skills’ such as the ability to work in a team, a willingness to demonstrate initiative and original thought, self-discipline in starting and completing tasks to deadline, good communication skills (both verbal and written), time management and a strong work ethic.

These qualifications are aimed predominantly at people who

  • are preparing to enter employment for the first time
  • are unemployed and looking to improve their skills for a return to the workplace
  • are serving custodial sentences or are ex-offenders, with a view to supporting job-seeking.
  • have learning difficulties or disabilities.

The qualifications can be used as evidence to demonstrate work readiness to employers. They can be delivered in a college, training centre, day centre, prison or workplace. The idea is to enable learners to build their skills and progress through the different levels.

OCNLR Entry Level Award in Preparing for Employment (Entry 3)
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Employability
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Employability
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Employability
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Employability

OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1)
OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2)
OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1)
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2)
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)
OCNLR Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)

OCNLR Entry 3 Award in Preparing for Employment
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing for Employment
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Developing Skills for Employment

OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Learning and Employability Skills for Progression to Vocational Study
OCNLR Entry Level Award in Skills for Vocational Studies (Entry 3)
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies (Entry 3)
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies

Level 2 Award in Emotional Resilience

Free to all OCN London centres – new electronic assessment materials

Exclusive to all OCN London centres. We have produced a set of easy to use, electronic assessment materials for our Level 1 Award in Employability. Our digital workbooks can enhance the engagement of your learners and allow you to save and store learner work safely, reducing your paper workload.

Click the links below to see our sample learner assessment workbook and tutor guide.

To take advantage of this special offer get in touch with us on 0202 7278 5511 or click here to email us.

If you are not currently and OCN London centre but would like to use the materials you can apply to be approved through a fast track system. Click here for more details.