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SQA Employability Awards (SQA)

Why this award?

The Employability Award is an introduction to the world of work for those who are unsure about how to gain and sustain employment. It is available at SCQF level 3 and level 4. The Course focuses on generic employability skills, to enable a successful move into the job market. Candidates will develop skills and attitudes which will be applicable across all areas of employment.

Who is it for?

For ages 14 to 18. Available chiefly in schools and colleges

What time commitment is required?

40 hours. The time allocated is notional and can be delivered in a range of ways to suit the activities

Is the award externally accredited?

SQA accredited. The award sits on the SCQF at Levels 3 and 4

Case study: Dumfries and Galloway Council and Employability Awards

Provider: SQA

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Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 14 - 18

Time to Complete: 40 Hours


  • Volunteering
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • On my own

Award Recognition:

  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


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