Kate Irving, starting the new SQA Employability Award

The Employability Award is an introduction to the world of work for those who are unsure about how to gain and sustain employment. It is available at Bronze (SCQF  Level 3) and Silver (SCQF Level 4).

The Award focuses on general employability skills, to enable a successful move into the job market. Candidates will develop skills and attitudes which will be applicable across all areas of employment.

The Employability Award is flexible and allows maximum freedom of choice in the way it is delivered and assessed at either level. Delivery methods and activities can be tailored to suit the needs of the candidate. The Award is based on smaller amounts of learning making it easier to capture achievement. This qualification is nationally recognised.

 “I can’t wait to start the new SQA Employability Award. I am most looking forward to meeting new like-minded people and gaining a qualification which will help me into employment. My placement at Canine Rescue charity shop in Annan will hopefully help me build my customer service and shop floor skills as I would love a future job in the retail sector.” Kate Irving