Essential Skills for Employment

Provided by our partner Playback Learning Academy, Essential Skills for Employment SCQF Units provide personalised learning opportunities with appropriate SCQF recognition credit rated by the Scottish Qualification Authority at Levels 3 and 4. The award supports practitioners’ by offering fully prepared ready-made guidance notes including unit assessments. Learners will receive a personal portfolio to evidence their learning. It will support learners in many different learning communities including, schools, training provider, residential care and college settings.

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Essential Skills For Employment Awards

(SCQF Level 3 And 4)

Learners can complete all 10 units offered to achieve the full award or complete one or more units relevant to the time allocated to their learning in this area. The eLearning platform also provides digital questionnaires for learners to generate data to benchmark, assess and monitor their wellbeing (GIRFEC) and learning. The total number of notional learning hours is 270 equal to 27 SCQF Credits. 

This employability Award: 

– Supports the Developing Scotland Young Workforce Agenda 

– Delivers the Four Capacities within CfE 

– Is complaint with INSIGHT Data Base (Scotland)

To deliver the Essentials Skills for Employment Awards and achieve the SCQF credit rating staff are required to participate in a mandatory training session. This will contribute to practitioners’ professional obligation to CLPL and entitlement to CPD. The session will support practitioners involved in the delivery of essential skills, employability, transitional planning and health and wellbeing and senior managers involved in curricular planning in the senior phase. All participants will receive a personal CPD certificate confirming CPD hours. They will also receive all additional materials to support delivery e.g. unit tracking and planning documents, moderation and assessment documents.


Perfect For Schools, Training Providers, Residential Care and College Settings.

Course Duration  Variable

What You’ll Get  SCQF Certification

Delivery Mode  Online/Blended/Classroom

Get in Touch

Interested in Essential Skills for Employment Awards?  Please contact for further information and to arrange an online presentation by one of our team.

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