The broad purpose of the Employability Practitioner occupation is to work with those individuals (service users) who are distanced furthest from the labour market, helping them to address and overcome obstacles to securing suitable and sustainable employment.
Employability Practitioners may specialise in working with a specific group of service users and will devise strategies to address and overcome multiple and complex barriers to employment, and to improve each individual's employability prospects, with the end goal being to find employment or to progress in work if they are already employed.
This role requires a broad appreciation of the types of public services, community offerings and funding streams available and an understanding of how these fit together so that a bespoke plan of support can be put in place that takes a holistic approach to the service user.
The apprenticeship includes:
The apprentice should:
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You will be allocated an assessor who will support you throughout the course.
You need a laptop to access the e-portfolio.
You could progress to a Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification.
Guidance from her college lecturers helped DCG student Ashley Grell stay motivated while she worked towards her level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business.
Ashley, now aged 21, came to the East Midlands in 2017 from the Caribbean island of St Maarten where she had been studying business. Keen to further her qualifications and go onto university, she enrolled at the Roundhouse after Derby College was recommended to her by a friend.
Now on a BA Hons Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree course at De Montfort University in Leicester, Ashley plans to establish a hotel venture here in Britain and in her home country.
She said: “I liked the social life and the campus facilities at the Roundhouse but the best thing about my college course was the quality of the teaching. I had not had that level of support from teachers back home and I hadn’t expected to get so much guidance on my BTEC course.
“At Derby College we had regular one-to-ones with our lecturers. They were always there to help us and see if we were ok. I think it really helps you stay motivated when teachers guide you in your learning. Derby College teachers are equipped with the skills and acumen needed to teach other students, and the College should definitely be recommended more.”
Ashley did well on her BTEC course, receiving a Student of the Month Award in December 2019 and leaving college with three D*s.
She is now considering taking a master’s degree after she’s graduated, but her ultimate goal is to set up a hotel business.
Ashley added: "I came up with the idea because the hotels in my home country are much more luxurious than here in Britain, with their own pools etc. I’d like to bring my experience of living there and the hotels I’m used to in St Maarten to the UK hotel market. I’ve always been entrepreneurial – I also currently have my own skincare business.”
At Derby College we had regular one-to-ones with our lecturers. They were always there to help us and see if we were ok. I think it really
helps you stay motivated when teachers guide you in your learning. Derby College teachers are equipped with the skills and acumen needed to teach other students, and the College should definitely be recommended more.