This course is designed for the widest range of learners possible: young people and adults, those who are unemployed, in employment or between jobs.

This qualification will allow you to seek, gain and retain employment or progress to further or higher learning. As a part of this course, learners will develop and practise the skills required for employment including English and maths.

The entry requirements for this course is:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

You will be required to attend an informal interview which will include completing English and maths diagnostic assessments.

This course consists of the following modules:


  • DP15 Career Planning and Making Applications

  • DP17 Effective Skills Qualities and Attitudes for Learning and Work

  • DP23 Searching for a Job

  • DP29 Preparing for and Learning from Interviews

    Functional Skills English
    Functional Skills Maths

You will be assessed via:

Level 1 Award in Developing Employability Skills (RQF)


  • 100% Portfolio Assessment

    Functional Skills English


  • Speaking, Listening and Communication (in-class discussion assessment)


  • Reading (onscreen or paper-based assessment)


  • Writing (onscreen or paper-based assessment)

    Functional Skills Maths


  • Test (onscreen or paper-based assessment)

This course will lead to:

Further Education, Higher Education or Employment.

We want to get you on your course and into a career as quickly as possible, but there are some things you may need to know...

mayor construct acadmey   2 investor4 mindful5 diversity3 matrix   6 esfa7 eu   1 ofsted 8 dcc   Education and Training Foundation