Using the Employability Skills Passport in Schools
The Employability Passport asks you to reflect on the skills you have that employers need. Completing the passport will help you to talk to people about who you are, what you enjoy and what you can contribute. The skills you record could be things you are already confident in or abilities you are developing. As you fill it in, think about how you will use the information - in conversations, for applications and during interviews.
There are 10 skills in the Employability Passport, each made up of several sub-skills. Click on each skill to open a screen where you can note down examples of your experiences and learning. Answer the questions on the right. You can also include other relevant information and upload documents or photos. Remember to save your work on each page as you progress.
When you feel you have enough evidence, you can send it to your tutor or nominated member of staff for approval, by clicking on the Send for Approval button at the bottom right. You can either send each skill one-by-one as you complete them, or all together when you have finished all ten skills. The member of staff will access your Passport and confirm that the evidence is Partially Confirmed or Fully Confirmed and provide feedback.
Once you have completed the full passport your school or college has the option to download and present you with an Employability Skills Passport Certificate.
Using the Employability Skills Passport Independently
Do not worry if your school or college does not use the eProspectus. As you have self-registered and created your own account you can use the passport in exactly the same way as above. However, your school will not have access to it and therefore will not be able to confirm that it is complete.
Understanding the benefits
The Employability Passport can help you to:
- Understand the employability skills that employers are looking for
- Identify the skills you already have
- Spot skills areas where you would like to develop further
- Create evidence for your applications to apprenticeships, training, college and university
- Practice for interviews and conversations
- Provide you with a printed record of your skills that you can leave with an employer at the end of an interview