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Learn more about the flexible suite of WorkSkills qualifications that equip young people and adults with the skills to gain and retain a job.For more information, visit www.edexcel.com/workskills.

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WorkSkillsEasy-to-assemble BTEC qualifications that stack up to job success and career development

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Call us on 0844 576 0026 email us at myskills@edexcel.com

www.btec.co.uk/workskills

Why offer WorkSkills?Employability skills are a top priority for businesses. 82% of the firms who responded to the CBIs 2011 education and skills survey said it was the most important consideration when recruiting graduates.* WorkSkills helps you equip your learners with these essential skills to function in employment and in life. Employers such as Coca Cola, Deloitte and McDonalds wholeheartedly support what learning programmes such as WorkSkills can bring to learners and regularly tell us that having a workforce who are prepared for work and engaged in learning is a huge advantage.*

The BTEC in Work Skills: Is a flexible qualification available in a range of sizes and levels which can enrich your curriculum at any time of the year. Is funded and contributes to your Foundation Learning provision at Entry 3 and Level 1. Has an extensive range of units, giving your centre and learners the opportunity to build their own BTEC that caters for their needs. Provides recognition for learners abilities and evidence of the skills required for success in the workplace.

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About WorkSkillsWorkskills offers a wide-ranging package of bite-sized units at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. They are accredited on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework), so learners complete units and accumulate credits at their own pace. At Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 learners can build credits to gain BTEC Award, Certificate and Diploma qualifications. Workskills Plus are a range of Level 3 units that help learners aged 16+ develop a comprehensive range of skills, abilities and personal qualities that have been identified as optimising success in working life and in further learning. Learners can achieve WorkSkills Plus Level 3 BTEC Award or Certification qualifications.

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View the full list of unitsCredits BTEC Award BTEC Certificate BTEC Extended Certificate BTEC Diploma Entry 3 3 13 n/a 37 Level 1 3 13 18 37 Level 2 3 13 18 37 Level 3 6 18 n/a n/a

WorkSkills qualifications are developed to suit learners with spikey profiles.This means that for a learner to achieve the qualification at a particular level, they are only required to gain a portion of the credits at that level.The remaining credits can be awarded at a higher or lower level.

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The WorkSkills suite Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2Alternatives to Paid Work E3 L1 L2 Working as a Volunteer E3 L1 L2 Managing Your Own Money E3 L1 L2 Being Responsible for Other Peoples Money E3 L1 Searching for a Job E3 L1 L2 Applying for a Job E3 L1 L2 Preparing for an Interview E3 L1 L2 Producing a Product E3 L1 L2 Interview Skills E3 L1 L2 Self Management Skills E3 L1 L2

Self Assessment E3 L1 L2

Career Progression E3 L1 L2

Developing Personal Skills for Leadership L1 L2

Practising Leadership Skills with Others L1 L2

Learning with Colleaguesand Other Learners L1 L2

Running an Enterprise Activity E3 L1 L2

Communicating Solutions to Others L1 L2

Conduct at Work E3

Positive Attitudes and Behaviours at Work L1

Effectiveness at Work L2

Working in a Team E3 L1 L2

Learning from More Experienced People L1 L2

Building Working Relationships with Colleagues L1 L2

Building Working Relationships with Customers L1 L2

Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work E3 L1 L2

Managing your Health at Work E3 L1 L2

Setting and Meeting Targets at Work E3 L1 L2

Solving Work-Related Problems E3 L1 L2

Presenting Accurate Documents E3

Taking Notes at Meetings

WorkSkills Plus (Level 3)

E3 L1

Summarising Documents L1 L2

Speaking Confidently at Work E3

Contributing to Meetings L1 L2

Preparing for Work Placement E3 L1 L2

Learning from Work Placement E3 L1 L2

Safe Learning in the Workplace E3 L1

Planning an Enterprise Activity E3 L1 L2

Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights L2

E3 = Units available at Entry Level 3

L1 = Units available at Level 1

L2 = Units available at Level 2

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The WorkSkills suite WorkSkills Plus (Level 3)Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2Career Development Maximising Potential When Applying for a Job Strategies to Improve Job Interview Skills Preparing for Work Placement Reflecting on Work Placement Academic Research Skills

Developing Confidence for Work

Organising and Chairing Meetings

Personal Skills for Leadership

Presentations for Work

Planning for Professional Development

Planning for Further Learning Development

Negotiation Skills and Persuasion in the Workplace

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Coaching Skills for the Workplace

Mentoring Skills for the Workplace

Bullying in the Workplace

Manage Own Learning

WorkSkills Plus (Level 3)

Managing a Work-life Balance

Project Management Skills

Skills for a Portfolio Career

Skills for Starting a Business

Critical Thinking

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ResourcesTo help you with delivery, a variety of inspiring resource materials are available online, including:

Published resourcesThere are also a range of resources available for you to purchase to help support your delivery and your learners progress through the course at Level 2.

Workbooks for Getting a Job and Personal and Getting started guide Exemplar assignment briefs Sample assignments Schemes of work A Complete Teaching and Learning Pack provideselectronic versions of both the Teaching Resource Disk and assessment workbooks in one! Workplace Skills can be used to record your learners work and be submitted as evidence toward achieving their BTEC WorkSkills Level 2 Certificate.

A Teaching Resource Disk provides inspirational deliverysupport available in an editable word format.

Resources for Level 1 are also available. Learn more at www.btec.co.uk/workskills.

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Other qualifications in the suiteThere are several distinct qualifications where WorkSkills units are combined within a defined rule of combination or pathway to form a specific focus.

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STEM Leadership Skills

Safe Learner

Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness

BTEC Level 2 Employability Skills

Why offer WorkSkills?

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STEM Leadership SkillsThe WorkSkills STEM pathway is uniqueCreated in partnership with the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University, this groundbreaking qualification develops personal and leadership capabilities with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM Certificate is a 13-credit qualification at either Level 1 or Level 2. Learners take the following five units available at Level 1 and Level 2. To complete the Certificate, learners can choose three extra credits from the entire WorkSkills suite.

The Certificate must include: Developing Personal Skills for Leadership (2 credits) Practising Leadership Skills with Others (2 credits) Learning with Colleagues and Other Learners (2 credits) Learning from More Experienced People (2 credits) Communicating Solutions to Others (2 credits)

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Why offer WorkSkills?

About WorkSkills

Resources

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Assessment and approval

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Call us on 0844 576 0026 email us at myskills@edexcel.com

www.btec.co.uk/workskills

Safe LearnerWe have created a BTEC Level 2 Award in Safe Learning in the Workplace to help learners gain the essential skills to keep them safe and healthy in the workplace. Its an ideal qualification both for learners preparing for work experience and employment. Our new QCF qualification (from January 2011) is mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Health and safety. Its a 2 credit and 20 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification which consists of one mandatory unit: Reducing the Risks to Health and Safety within a Work Placement Envir