Our employability skills qualifications are designed to enhance learner independence and self-determination, as well as equipping them with the key skills needed to meet the needs of today’s labour market or progress to higher programmes of study.

‚Äč* OCNLR Entry Level qualifications in Using Employability Skills will be withdrawn with effect from 31st July 2021 and learners registered on the qualifications before the operational end date will have until the certification end date of 31st July 2022 to complete their study and be certificated. Replacement qualifications – Entry Level Entry to Employment qualifications  – are now operational and offer a flexible, more broader alternative.  

Pathways to Employment

Build a qualifications package to support your learners' route to employment in the following sectors:

    Education and Teacher Training

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools 1 6 48

    Employability

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Entry to Employment (Entry 1) New! E1 6 60
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1) E1 8 80
    OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Entry to Employment (Entry 1) New! E1 13 130
    OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1) E1 14 140
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Entry to Employment (Entry 2) New! E2 6 60
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2) E2 8 80
    OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Entry to Employment (Entry 2) New! E2 13 130
    OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2) E2 14 140
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Entry to Employment (Entry 3) New! E3 6 60
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Preparing for Employment (Entry 3) E3 4 25
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3) E3 8 80
    OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Entry to Employment (Entry 3) New! E3 13 130
    OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3) E3 14 140
    OCNLR Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3) E3 37 370
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Developing Skills for Employment 1 6 54
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Employability 1 7 56
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Personal Development and Employability New! 1 9 78
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing for Employment 1 4 24
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies 1 9 81
    OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Employability 1 13 106
    OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Learning and Employability Skills for Progression to Vocational Study 1 32 272
    OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Personal Development and Employability New! 1 20 174
    OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies 1 32 283
    OCNLR Level 2 Award in Employability 2 3 24
    OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Employability 2 13 104