STEPS TO WORK

SCQF LEVEL 4

When you enter the world of work you need to have built up a wide range of skills so that you can be an effective employee. By studying the Steps to Work course you will gain a range of skills that will be useful in any type of work.   

QUALIFICATION

Steps to work

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

You will gather a folio of evidence as you progress through the course. This will consist of evidence of tasks carried out by you, Internal Assessment marked by your class teacher and moderated by the SQA 

EXAM

No exam

COST

No cost

TEACHERS

Miss Collett 

Mr Speirs 

Mrs Benton 

Mrs Henderson 

Mrs Coetser 

Mrs Lumsden 

Mrs Joubert 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Steps to Work Award provides an opportunity for learners to engage in a range of activities designed to nurture and develop broad based and specific skills. The Award offers a holistic approach which allows learners the opportunity to develop, demonstrate and apply a range of skills and abilities in a variety of contexts and settings. 

The principal aims of the Steps to Work Award are to enable learners to: 

 

  • develop self-esteem, self-awareness and self confidence 

  • develop the ability to engage in learning 

  • recognise opportunities and possible progression routes 

  • develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become successful learners and effective contributors 

  • develop a range of employability skills 

  • recognise their own uniqueness and to consider the wider contribution they can make to society as responsible citizens 

  • engage in a range of learning activities in the context of personal development and employability 

 

The award comprises two sections:  

 

The Person-Centred section focuses on recognising, developing and supporting softer skills using Personal Development and Employability Units.  

 

The Practical Context offers an opportunity to undertake an ICT unit in PC Passport - An Introduction to IT Systems. 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

No specific prior learning is required to embark on this award. 

what will you get?

Steps to Work Award – Level 4, 6 SCQF credit points 

 

Employability Award – Level 4, 6 SCQF credit points 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

The Steps to Work Award provides a structure to recognise wider achievement including opportunities linked to paid/unpaid employment or voluntary work. It seeks to develop skills, attitudes and understanding in you which can contribute to the development of transferable skills across all employment contexts and help you to gain and sustain employment. 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0NT