Certificate in Education and Training - Level 4
Unit: Delivering Employability Skills (Part 1)
Assessment criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1 and 6.2
Part 1: Discuss the difference between ‘employability skills’ and ‘employment skills’ (1.1). Review the advantages and disadvantages of each in the current jobs marketplace (1.2).
Part 2: Analyse the interpersonal skills, qualities and competencies required for delivering employability skills. Review your own strengths and weaknesses in this context, identifying areas for personal development and suggesting how you could improve your practice (2.1, 6.2).
Explain and justify the need to continually update your own knowledge and skills to reflect the changing sector and job market requirements. (6.1)
Part 3: Describe and evaluate a range of appropriate creative and constructive feedback techniques that underpin persuasive employability skills training (2.2, 2.3).
(Write approx. 1000 – 1500 words)
Part 1: You should include a definition of employability skills and give some examples, such as communication and interpersonal skills; problem solving skills; using own initiative and being self-motivated; working under pressure and to deadlines; organisational skills; team working; ability to learn and adapt; numeracy; valuing diversity and difference; negotiation skills. You could contrast these with employment skills, giving a definition and some relevant examples such as, what makes effective CVs; effective applications; forms and supporting letters; interview techniques; relevant experience. What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of each of these two types of training given the current economic situation? Part 2: Next you need to talk about the different skills a teacher needs to enable them to deliver employability effectively, such as knowledge and understanding of different employability skills; active listening;...
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