Unit 42: Employability Skills

Unit code:                A/601/0992

QCF level:                 QCF Level 5/ NFQ Level 6/7

Credit value:            15


This unit provides learners with the opportunity to acquire honed employability skills required for effective employment.

Unit abstract

All learners at all levels of education and experience require honed employability skills as a prerequisite to entering the job market. This unit gives learners an opportunity to assess and develop an understanding of their responsibilities and performance in or when entering the workplace.

Learners will consider the skills required for general employment such as interpersonal and transferable skills, and understand the dynamics of working with others in teams or groups, and the importance of leadership and communication skills.

The unit also deals with the everyday working requirement of problem solving, which includes the identification or specification of the ‘problem’, strategies for its solution, and then evaluation of  the results of the solution through reflective practice.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Be able to determine own responsibilities and performance
  2. Be able to develop interpersonal and transferable  skills
  3. Understand the dynamics of working with  others
  4. Be able to develop strategies for problem  solving