Employability Skills - Bridging the gap to the workplace
The pace of innovation and growing competition for jobs within the difficult labour market means employers are setting an increasingly higher bar when it comes to recruiting.
As a result, it’s more important than ever that you can equip individuals with the essential employability skills they need to stand out from the crowd, get in, and get on in the workplace
Developed alongside employers, we offer a range of high quality qualifications which meet the transferable meta skills needs employers are looking for and enable you to set learners up for success.
The expertise to get you results
Our employability experts can help you to develop programmes of learning that get results.
Whether you’re supporting individuals enter the workplace for the first time, or after a sustained period of unemployment, we’re here to support you.
We offer hundreds of funded qualifications which can help your learners get their foot in the door and succeed in employment.
Speak to our team of employability experts:
92% of employers says soft skills matter as much or more than hard skills.
Global trends report - LinkedIn
The soft skills behind employment success
The impact of digital transformation and automation means it is more important than ever that individuals are equipped with the transferable skills they need to adapt and meet the changing demands of a quickly evolving workplace.
As a result, soft skills are now among the first qualities employers look for, and key in supporting long term career success. In fact, 89% of employers state that when a new hire doesn’t work out, it’s because that individual lacked critical soft skills.
We offer a range of qualifications and units to equip learners with the essential soft skills employers look for:
- problem solving
- digital skills.
Meet your career guidance duties with NCFE transferable skills qualifications.
Getting Learners job ready
Developed with employers
Our range of ‘next generation’ employability learning programmes have been developed in response to feedback from thousands of surveyed employers. They have been specifically designed to help prepare learners for the world of work. These solutions include a range of learning programmes supported by online and paper-based resources, for individual learner use and classroom delivery.
So whatever the age, background or circumstances of your learner, we have a solution that will work for them.
Our employability skills suite
Job search and interview skills
Job search and employment potential
Skills Work is a psychometric test that will quickly, accurately and objectively measure a learner’s core employability skills. It allows you to identify and agree a learner’s baseline strengths and weaknesses, and then design tailored and personal learning plans based on those areas for further development.
Skills Work allows for constant tracking, meaning you can accurately track distance travelled from the start stand to end of a learner’s course, supporting action planning and measuring impact.
61% of employers state new recruits lack the basic employability skills needed to be productive at work
“We chose NCFE as they offer great qualifications which provides learners with and introduction to the niche terminology which is used within the industry. The employability unit fits our pre-employment model and give learners a taste of how to conduct themselves in interviews and develop transferable skills.”
The Launch Group