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LSN’s quest to understand employability skills reveals ten key messages

The phrase ‘Employability Skills’ has increasingly cropped up in speeches from august platforms, appeared in titles of conferences, peppers publications urging more effort for and by UK plc and formed the title of an increasing number of qualifications.

LSN has been intrigued to find out more about this seemingly innocuous phrase. 

This short document summarises our quest over the past twelve months to understand what we mean by ‘employability skills’; their importance to learners and employers; and how colleges, work-based learning and other providers are tackling the issue.

So far we have uncovered ten key messages that practitioners and policy-makers alike might consider as they too examine employability skills.
Please click on the link to download a free PDF copy of Employability skills examined

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