INTRODUCTION QTEC LEARNING SOLUTIONS is an independent UK Awarding Body which designs, develops, assesses and quality controls professional Soft Skills qualifications that meet international quality benchmarks and adhere to the guidelines established by the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDIT FRAMWORK (QCF) ď‚§ Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) has been developed by Qualification and Curriculum Development Agency of the Department of Education of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to produce a systematic and transparent framework for the development and assessment of accredited qualifications.
ď‚§ QCF is mapped onto European Qualifications Framework, which is a meta-framework for qualifications of nations within Europe. The intention is to bring greater understandability and comparability to qualifications.
VISION To be recognised as a world leading provider of personal development solutions that deliver the platforms to support the teacher and empower the learner to better realise their full potential
MISSION To provide access to learners of all age groups with internationally benchmarked and affordable personal development solutions that empower them to better realise their full potential
WHAT ARE SOFT SKILLS, ANYWAY? “oft “kills are defi ed as skills, a ilities, a d perso al characteristics that pertain to personality, attitude, and behavior that largely define people rather than to academic or technical knowledge. Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job performance and career prospects.
Good communication skills Acting as a team player Strong work ethic/self-motivation/dependability/honesty Critical-thinking/questioning/problem-solving Flexibility/adaptability Self confidence/ positive attitude Ability to accept and learn from criticism Time management and organisational abilities Work effectively under pressure Leadership/influencing Creativity/innovation/resourceful
Why Soft Skills?
Present Challenges for Students Uncertainty and fear of unknown
No focus / goal Half hearted efforts
Am I capable of becoming a……..?
Low self esteem & confidence
So many choices
No idea about what is best for me….
INTRODUCTION TO SOFT SKILLS 21st Century globalisation and digitalisation presents unique propositions to young people
Self-directed and non-academic learning plays an important part in continuous personal development
Learners in Secondary and Tertiary Education need to acquire Soft Skills to prepare them for the challenges ahead 146 Nations have recognised Soft Skills as the most i porta t ele e t i the Edu atio for All Goals set y the United Nations body UNICEF
Predictors of success in the world of work IQ
Predicts < 30% of a person’s success
Predicts >70% of a person’s success
Soft Skills Domain
AQ Relates to Resilience
What E ployers “ay… Attri utes Most Desira le i New E ployees…
Ability to work productively with a diverse team Oral & written communication skill
Ability to think critically and analytically Resourcefulness in solving problems
Ability to locate, organize & evaluate information from multiple sources Creativity & innovative spirit
Ability to understand and communicate quantitatively
Sense of integrity and ethics
Understanding of global cultures and values
Te hni al “kills ill get you the jo inter ie , ut it s the soft skills that get you the jo
Which would you hire?
QTEC LEARNING SOLUTIONS We offer our Soft Skills Qualifications at different levels to meet the requirements of learners in: - Secondary Education +2 (UK QCF Level 3)
- Tertiary Education Bachelor/PG (UK QCF Level 4)
1. ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS - To Achieve the Best Academic Results - Learn for Life by developing the necessary aptitude for Deep Learning
“U‘FACE APP‘OACH TO LEA‘NING (Intention to Reproduce) Intention to (merely?) complete the given task Rote memorising information for assessment purposes rather than for understanding No distinction between new ideas & existing knowledge Facts are learned outside a context of meaning or understanding To cope with course requirements The focus of that study on the words, the text, or the formulae
Generally associated with breadth of coverage and not depth of learning Generally remember facts and details, but find it difficult to fit them together into an overall picture
DEEP APP‘OACH TO LEA‘NING (Intention to Understand)
Learner aims to understand ideas and seek meanings Relate new ideas in a subject to those in other subjects Relate concepts to real life situations Relate evidence to conclusions
TUTOR/LEARNER INTERACTION LEARNER/LEARNER INTERACTION ACTIVE/INTERACTIVE EXERCISES TEACH LEARNING SKILLS EXPLICITLY Learner has intrinsic interest in task and expectation of enjoyment in carrying it out
“T‘ATEGIC APP‘OACH TO LEA‘NING Often seen as combining a deep approach to learning while maximising academic results via efficient management of studies.
Put consistent effort into studying Find the right conditions & materials for learning Managing time and effort effectively Being alert to assessment requirements & criteria Gearing work to perceived preference of teachers To achieve the best possible grades
2. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS To realise their potential, learners must have - A good command of English Language for academic and career success - Effective communication skills appropriate for the fast evolving digital age
3. LEADERSHIP SKILLS To take advantage of the opportunities presented by the continuously changing environments in which they will be living, young people have to enhance their skills in the areas of: - Effective Leadership - Working in Teams - Emotional Intelligence
4. CROSS â€“ CULTURAL SKILLS Cross-Cultural Skills will enable learners to appreciate the nuances of interacting with people (both local and international) from diverse backgrounds by developing: - Social Intelligence - The ability to work in cross-cultural settings
5. BUSINESS SKILLS Building a successful career in any sector including in Engineering, Information Technology, Media, Health Care, Hospitality, etc. requires the development of key Business Skills in the following areas:
- Entrepreneurship - Time Management at Work - Customer Orientation
6. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Planning and preparing for employment by developing skills in important employability areas will lay the foundation for a successful and satisfying career: - CV Writing - Searching for a Job - Applying for a Job - Job Interview Skills - Career Planning
ADVANTAGES OFFERED BY OUR QUALIFICATIONS International Standards and Qualifications Developed by International Academics
Skills for Life
BENEFITS Practical Orientation of Delivery and Assessments
Trainer Guides for Teachers Learning Support: Learning Manuals and Cloud Campus