For all enquiries please contact Kirsty Winnan: [email protected]
Accredited Training – Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness (SEPE)
SEPE is BTEC qualification being offered by Edexcel and Superact.
The SEPE award is designed to help those who may find accessing traditional routes to employability challenging, to build confidence and gain a meaningful qualification.
It is also hoped that in taking this qualification students will develop a passion for learning through the unique holistic delivery of this course.
These qualifications are designed to help learners to gain and retain a job, and then to advance in the workplace, through development of the soft skills that employers are looking for: adaptability, a ‘can do’ attitude and objectivity about strengths and weaknesses.
The SEPE award is recognised on the Qualifications and credit framework (QCF)
Content and Delivery
Delivery of the SEPE award takes place over 50 hours of guided learning and there are four learning outcomes (and thirteen assessment criteria):
- Develop and use communication skills
- Make a positive contribution within a team
- Demonstrate employability skills in a group project
- Reflect on personal effectiveness skills and qualities for employment
The award can be delivered through any form, as long as the learners meet the learning outcomes. Superact has found that an artistic approach works very well and has delivered SEPE using music, storytelling, photography and spoken word but it could the qualification could also be achieved through sport, cookery, design for example.
The basic Level 1 SEPE award is the first Unit of the larger SEPE BTEC. Learners can add on additional units in interview skills, looking for a job, self-assessment, producing a product. There is also the possibility to go on and do other qualifications which Edexcel (or indeed any examination body) offer.
Who is it aimed at?
The SEPE award is appropriate for a diverse range of learners including:
- 14-19 year old learners
- Adults returning to study
- Those seeking to develop greater independence
- Those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications
- Those with specific learning needs
The SEPE qualification was initially developed through a pilot at HMP The Verne in Autumn 2007. During its development SEPE was used particularly successfully with socially excluded groups such as: young people at risk, ex-offenders, offenders, Pupil Referral units, under 16’s in FE, adult learners with disabilities, long term unemployed.
How could it work for you?
- Do you support people who are unemployed/ looking to return to work?
- Do you work with people suffering from mental health?
- Do you work with young people not in education, employment or training?
- Do you work in a prison/the justice setting?
- Do you need a qualification which assess soft, employability skills and is easy to deliver?
The SEPE award could be just what you are looking for to support your clients.
The SEPE award has proved itself to be an excellent way of re-engaging participants with learning, making them learning receptive and providing them with the skills and confidence to take the next steps to employment or further education or training.
If you are interested in discussing how to accredit your work with the SEPE award please do not hesitate to contact Kirsty Winnan on [email protected]