Essential Employability Skills (EES)

Teaching: Sep 2015
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We need to prepare for the world of work by developing skills that EMPLOYERS say are important.


Transferrable skills can be applied in any job, in any employment sector. Developing these skills makes us more employable.


We already know the importance of communication, digital literacy and numeracy skills. But employers are looking for something more…


The Essential Employability Skills qualification includes four skills that are considered important for employability:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – identifying problems and deciding the best ways to solve them
  • Planning and Organisation – carrying out a task, deciding what resources are required by who and when
  • Creativity and Innovation - thinking up ideas and creating ways to develop them
  • Personal Effectiveness – the skills needed to work alone and in a team.
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Have a question about Essential Employability Skills (EES)?
I'm Naomi Davies
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Skills and Pathways Qualifications Manager (AdvSBW and ESW)
Our subject team is happy to help you with all your queries related to the teaching and learning of our specifications. Our Subject Officers are all former teachers and are here to support you with delivering our qualifications. Get in touch with us via e-mail or telephone.
Team Coordinator for VTQ and Skills Delivery
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Essential Skills Wales
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