Award - Employability Skills (601/1713/8)

Employability Skills is a 6 week course in which you will produce a CV, identify your skills and produce an effective cover letter. You will have the opportunity to practice your presentation skills for that all important interview!

What you will study:

You will study 2 units, totalling 13 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the ABC Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.

Applying for a Job, 1 credit

You will be shown how to research job opportunities and complete a job application correctly. This course also includes an effective CV and cover letter.

Interview Skills, 1 credit

You will be shown how to prepare for and take part in an interview; this will include preparation, planning and effect verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Developing time management skills, 1 credit

You will learn how to develop skills in managing your time to effectively prioritise, plan and make decisions.

Overcoming barriers to work, 1 credit

You will explore issues which can impact on success at accessing and staying in work, including identifying barriers and how to plan for these.

Preparation for work, 2 credits

You will explore your own skills and qualities to identify key personal information needed for an application.

How you will be taught

You will be classroom based and enjoy a variety of interactive sessions which will cover employability issues, using industrial sewing machinery and health and safety issues.

What can I do once I have completed the course?

Upon successfully completing the course, you can seek employment with your new found skills, or you may consider progressing your studies with another course.

Tehia McDermot

From Stitching Academy Level 1 to June Sarpong’s apprentice, Tehia has excelled since enrolling with the FTA.

“I am so overjoyed that I have been selected for this unique apprenticeship at this stage of my life. I have been dedicated in finding the best route to a career in Fashion. The timing feels like destiny. This opportunity will prepare me for a future that I have envisioned for myself. This is an amazing experience that I will make the most of. I look forward to learning, working hard and embracing the adventure that this opportunity will bring. Thank you!”

Apply today!


Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: Tues, Wed, Thurs - 4 hours per day

* Fee remission is available to those unemployed, looking for work and receiving valid benefits, and not on the work programme.


“Employability skills is so important for anyone who wants to enter fashion today. It teaches you the importance of effective communication and lessons in life that will ensure you have a long and successful career. I was so pleased to find this course that was geared around fashion too - now I am developing on to level 2 stitching skills and I know eventually I will create my own successful brand. It takes time to learn however and I am not running before I know how to walk! Fashion Enter has provided all the help and support to help so far. No question is too small or too big.”