Dates: November 26th & 27th and December 3rd & 4th
9am - 5pm Thursday, November 26th
9am - 4pm Friday, November 27th
Venue: National College of Ireland (NCI), Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 Tel: 01-449-8500
Cost: €495 per person
Training Provider: National College of Ireland www.ncirl.ie
This 4-day programme is a stand-alone programme
This programme can also serve as the first module in a full Level 8 Professional Programme in Employability Services consisting of 3 additional modules that will be available in 2016 (subject to QQI approval)
There is a strong emphasis on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which means that it is ideal for many people currently working in the Employability Sector who want to progress in this field.
4 modules X 4 contact days each:
- Employability Services
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Follow-up|
|Understanding the Context||Understanding Clients||Understanding Employers||Consolidation||Assessment & Evaluation|
|Welcome / Intro / Overview
Context & Background
Initial client engagement
|Employer needs, wants, expectations, and experiences.||Employability Service Operations||Self-directed learning, supported by online resources (Moodle) and tutor guidance.|
|Understanding the Journey||Challenges and Barriers||Engaging with employers||Quality, ethics and standards|
|Introducing systems, structures and methodology||Preparation Activities
Personal Action Planning
|The integration process||Business excellence, performance gain and innovation|
|Practical Application Role & Responsibilities of Employability Service Practitioner||Practical Application
Case-work Practices; coaching, mentoring, training, facilitation & guidance
Preparation for employer engagement
Case-work exercise; Clients & Employers
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this 4 contact day programme, learners will have:
- Developed a detailed understanding of the role of ESS in Irish society and economy.
- Understand the structure of employment services provision in Ireland.
- Recognise the competencies of an effective employment support practitioner and have evaluated themselves against these.
- Be familiar with the typical journey of a job-seeker through the support process.
- Understand professional, ethical and business excellence standards in employment service provision.
- Understand employer & enterprise requirements and expectations.
- Know the characteristics of effective employment services projects. Introduction to meta-model.
- Employability Service Operations
- The Business of Employability
- Meta-model of Employability Services
- Stakeholder: Roles, responsibilities & expectations.
- Doing the Business.
- Understanding employability supply chains.
- Review of legal provisions, contracting models, guidelines and standards.
- Enterprise Needs.
- Employability Service Operations Competencies.
- Working with Clients
- Case Management.
- Understanding Job Seekers.
- Skills & Techniques for Client Support.
- Customer Service Principles.
- Client Preparation
- Employability Skills.
- Competency Development.
- Candidate Portfolios.
- Candidate Packaging, Job Search Techniques & Skills.
- Opportunities & Support
- Progression Outcomes.
- Labour market information.
- Employer Engagement
- Job Brokerage.
- Problem Solving.
- Professional Practice
- Standards & Quality Assurance.
- Legal & Procedural Aspects.
- Operations Management.
- Professional Development
- Next Steps.
We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria
The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
For more information on Skillnets, please visit www.skillnets.ie