Level 1 in Employability Skills

What is involved when studying this course?

You will usually learn in a classroom environment, however some units may involve a workshop environment or actually going into a work place.

You could be assessed by a mix of portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration, assignment and / or task-based controlled assessment.

As part of the course you will study Maths and English (Functional skills or GCSE depending on your prior attainment)


Some of the units of study for the employability course include:

  • Managing personal finance
  • CV Writing
  • Interview skills
  • Planning for progression

On completion of this course you will be able to continue your studies at your chosen Barnardo’s centre in our various vocational areas EG, Health and social care, Sport, Childcare or Business Support.

You will also have access to dedicated staff who may be able to help you to progress into employment or an apprenticeship.