Literacy, Language and Numeracy Starter Kits

Starter kits to support providers new to literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) to access guidance and resources to develop their provision

Employability Starter Kit

About this starter kit

This kit supports those who are developing employability provision in response to learners seeking work, those at risk of redundancy and those who are in work but need to improve their skills to sustain their employment and make progress.

Through its five sections the kit links providers to useful resources and guidance which should help those new to employability provision take the steps needed to get started. It provides answers to questions such as:

  • Why is a focus on employability important?
  • How do you get started?
  • Who should get involved and what resources are available to support delivery and staff development?

Employability skills are the skills almost everyone needs to do almost any job. They are the skills that must be present to enable an individual to use the more specific knowledge and technical skills that their particular workplaces require... The UK commission believes that a central part of what all publicly-funded training should do is to develop the ability to use knowledge and skills in the workplace effectively.

(The UKCES report - The Employability Challenge, 2009)

Employability skills include:

  • Using numbers effectively
  • Using language effectively
  • Using IT effectively
  • Working together
  • Self-management
  • Thinking and solving problems

The Employability Starter Kit has five sections. You may want to begin by using the checklist in section 2 for self assessment and action planning or go directly to any of the sections below to find information and resources. 

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