The Futures Focus qualification supports individuals in developing the skills and attitudes valued by employers. The aim is to help individuals successfully prepare for and get a job, then to provide them with the tools to succeed and advance in their role. The course has been designed with maximum flexibility so they can meet all learner requirements.
You will be engaging in a variety of learning activities which will include developing self, confidence building and assertiveness, team leading, personal behaviour for success, interpersonal and thinking skills, team building and problem solving. The sessions will be both theory and practical based and designed for you to develop a number of skills whilst fully participating. The course is built from a number of units that will be achieved by the learners participating in several activity based sessions which they will plan, execute and review. There will be an element of self-directed study but support will be in place throughout the course to ensure that each learners achieve each element of the qualification they have worked towards.
The course can address other areas such as;
Career planning and making applications
Managing time in the workplace
Managing personal finance
Recognising employment opportunities
Searching for a job
Working as part of a team
And many more
We received extremely positive feedback about this course from partners;
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the support you have provided our customers during the employability courses that you run. The feedback from customers has been extremely positive. Many customers commented on how informal, yet professional your approach is. Some customers were very nervous going in to the course but said they were made to feel at ease, and for many of these customers who have completed the course have noticeably grown in confidence.
As a work coach I find you to be very approachable and easily contactable either by email or phone. You keep me updated on a daily basis of attendance / non attendance or of any problems that may arise, and are very happy to work together to overcome any other issues that claimants may have. This is vital as without this feedback I wouldn’t be able to address any such issues.
I would like to thank you to date and hope we can continue to work together and grow this professional relationship we have formed.
These courses are aimed at learners who are at entry level or level 1 and are 19 years of age or over and are unemployed or working in the voluntary sector. Additionally this course is aimed at anyone who was not particularly inspired to do well at school, those that simple need the boost in confidence to gain their ideal job or simply lack qualifications in the vocation they are interested in. This course can help you develop those skills in an enjoyable and practical environment.
How will I be assessed?
By working towards your own personal targets and engaging in and completing the learning activities you will create a variety of evidence building a portfolio towards the City and Guilds Award, Certificate or Diploma in Employability and Personal Development.
What can I do next
Learners gain the skills and knowledge required to progress to employment, further study, a traineeship or an apprenticeship. Employability Skills qualifications sit within our Work Ready offer, designed to equip learners with the skills to succeed in work. Work Ready includes e-learning courses & support materials, and Unit Warehouse, which holds over 150 units from a range of industry areas.