Work skills

Work skills - BTEC

What will I learn?

A BTEC certificate in work skills is a practical work-based course. Students will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The BTEC course will introduce students to the workplace environment, as well as developing skills that are desirable to any employer.

The course has over thirty units to select from, covering a wide range of ‘work’ related areas. The ten units you will complete during the course include:

  • Working in a team
  • Self-assessment
  • Effectiveness at work
  • Searching for a job
  • Applying for a job
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Interview skills
  • Rights and responsibilities at work
  • Managing your health at work
  • Managing your own money

What skills do I need?

You will develop many skills throughout the course including:

  • Working independently
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Working effectively as part of a team
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Time management skills

How is the course graded?

The course is made up of ten short units and a two week work placement. All units are assessed and graded as pass or fail. The grades are then combined to give an overall outcome for the qualification.

What is next for me after this course?

A BTEC certificate prepares students for employment and provides a good starting point for further qualifications such as a BTEC level 3 courses in a range of subjects at school or college. The course also prepares for entry into employment.