Four activities including research skills, functional skills, thinking skills and identifying what skills you have, and which you may need to develop as part of your careers planning.
These lessons not only help students realise the importance of key skills, but also help them to identify those that they have already acquired.
What makes and effective learner? Identify skills and qualities needed to be successful in school and work.
During their studies, students will have developed a number of skills. Many of these skills will be of great value to then when seeking employment. So what are the most important skills that employers are looking for in job applicants?
In the first skills lesson, students will look more closely at how their personal skills and qualities affect their career options. We know that there is a recession, and the state of the economy is making it difficult for young people to find work. But are there ways they can increase their chances of finding work doing something they enjoy?
In the second skills lesson, students will consider their current understanding of employer requirements. The series of activities involves identifying skills, the characteristics of these and how they can be demonstrated.
In the third session in this module, students look more closely at the attributes associated with difference skills. This then enables them to conduct an audit of their own skills and create a 'personal reflections' record
These are the essential skills in English, Maths and ICT that enable everyone to deal with the practical problems and challenges of life – at home, in education and at work. For example they help us recognise good deals when making purchases, in writing an effective job application, or when using the internet to access information. In this activity, students identify their own strengths in relation to these skills.
These skills for personal development lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Key Skills and Workplace Core Skills from City & Guilds.