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SQA SQA Employability Awards

Why this award?

The Employability Awards are available at SCQF level 3 and 4. The Employability Award is an introduction to the world of work for those who are unsure about how to gain and sustain employment. 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?

The Employability Award may appeal to a wide range of candidates, including:

◾S3–S6 pupils, to improve their employability skills
◾adults returning to education who are preparing to make the transition into work
◾further education establishments may also consider using the Units within full or part-time college programmes

What time commitment is required?

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

Is the award externally accredited?

A SQA Group Award Certificate in Employability will be issued on achievement of the group award and all contributing units. There is also the opportunity to get recognition on the SQC for free standing units only if a candidate does not achieve the full group award

Provider: SQA

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Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 15 - 26+

Time to Complete: N/A


  • Develop my CV
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • On my own

Award Recognition:

  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


Contact SQA on 0303 333 0330, or send an email.