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.
Steps to work
1 Year full time/
5 periods per week
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
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.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
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
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
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.