This careers based qualification will help pupils make important choices about their future.  They will learn about a range of jobs, roles and industries, plus the skills and qualifications required to work within their chosen field.  

Individual advice and guidance on how to apply for Post 16 study, including Traineeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Further Education (College) will be given to pupils.  Parents/carers are encouraged to take part in the process of application by attending EHCP reviews in Yr 11, where opportunities for Post 16 will be discussed.

Pupils will learn about the world of work and the skills needed to succeed including CV preparation, application process and 

Depending upon the level, units taught consist of:

  • Careers planning
  • Skills development
  • Assessing own learning and development needs
  • Work experience opportunities


Pupils will study towards the following qualifications based on their ability:

  • Gateway Entry Level 3 Award in Employability
  • Gateway Level 1 Award in Employability