Batchwood School: Passion Belief Courage

City and Guilds

The students in years 9, 10 and 11 are studying the qualification, Employability and Personal Development.  This qualification helps develop key personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers and helps the students make progress in their learning.
The Employability and Personal Development suite consists of nearly 70 accredited qualifications with over 300 units. There's a wide choice of options to suit all learners and educational settings.

These qualifications are aimed at anyone wanting to improve their employment prospects, progress in education or live a more independent life.

Year 9

These students will undertake units in the following areas:

  • Managing your time – Looking at punctuality, reliability and the need for preparation
  • Introduction to sustainable development and global citizenship – Looking at environmental issues
  • Developing self for learning and work - Plan for progression by being able to recognise and build on personal strengths

Year 10

These students will undertake units in the following areas:

  • Introduction to health and safety awareness in the work place –
  • Environmental Awareness - Take responsibility for their environment by identifying environmental issues and how they could help
  • Positive attitudes and behaviours at work - Show that they can understand and can demonstrate appropriate behaviours

Year 11

These students will undertake units in the following areas:

  • Making the most of Leisure Time - Introduce learners to a range of leisure activities and encourage them to express a preference for what they do in their leisure time
  • Managing own Money - Introduce basic elements of managing personal finance, prepare a personal budget and to carry out transactions
  • Understanding young people, law and order - Why young people become involved in crime and its consequences.  Intro. Into Criminal/ Youth Justice system