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WEX Briefing 25 th November 2013. Employability Health Checks Rajmund Brent. Would you like . . . . your students to benefit from an employability skills programme ? your excellent employability skill programme recognised ?

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Wex briefing 25 th november 2013

WEX Briefing25th November 2013

Employability Health Checks

Rajmund Brent

Would you like
Would you like . . .

your students to benefit from an employability skills programme?

your excellent employability skill programmerecognised?

to develop your employability skills programme with free support?

Brockhill said yes
Brockhill said yes

What are employability skills
What are Employability Skills?

Students should have the opportunity to

develop these skills within the curriculum:

numeracy working with others

literacy resilience

IT perseverance

self discipline



What are your chances
What are your chances?

Grade in Maths and English Chances of a level 3

B 4 in 5

C 3 in 5

D 2 in 5


Westminster Briefing, OCR

So what do we want to do in kent
So, what do we want to do in Kent?

We aim to

achieve full youth employment,

put in place better systems for local employers and learning providers to work in partnership

secure the higher levels of skilled young people we need in the key growth sectors relevant to the Kent economy

have every young person participating in high quality learning or training that is relevant to their needs, until the age of 18, with a good outcome

14 – 24 Learning, Employment and Skills Strategy 2013 – 2016

This strategy what s it about
This strategy, what’s it about?

This strategy is designed

to set out the overarching ambitions and outcomes that we and our partners intend to achieve

to link the world of learning to the world of work more successfully

to bring about more rapid transformation in young people’s skills, qualifications and employability

Educating for employability framework consists of three themes
Educating for Employability Framework consists of three themes ….

aspiration the role of careers education

attitude the role of work related learning

achievement the role of qualifications

A nd three elements
…a themes ….nd three elements

aset of outcomes

a specification for assessment

an audit tool to identify the key elements of the Educating for Employability Framework

Outcomes 2009 the employability challenge
Outcomes themes ….2009 The Employability Challenge

positive approach

using numbers effectively

using language effectively

using IT effectively

self management

thinking and solving problems

working together and communicating

understanding the business

Specification for assessment
Specification for assessment themes ….

Recognise, develop and apply their skills for enterprise and employability

Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions and make informed choices based on an understanding of available options

Develop an awareness of the extent and diversity of opportunities in learning and work

Use their experiences of work to extend their understanding of careers and work

Specification for assessment1
Specification for assessment themes ….

Learn from contact with people who work

Learn from contact with people who work

Engage with ideas, challenges and applications from the business world

The audit tool
The audit tool themes ….

W hat to do next
w themes ….hat to do next

get in touch with

Rajmund Brent


[email protected]