Enhancing employability skills and careers knowledge - STEM Club Workshop GM003 / C03

Start date
29 Mar 22
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD

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The workshop will promote opportunities for club leaders to learn how to incorporate and enhance careers knowledge and build skills for students within club sessions. Club leaders will become confident in their understanding and use of STEM Ambassadors, Science Capital, Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, Essential Skills and the Skills Builder Framework. The workshop is aimed at secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 or KS5 provision. Designed as an online course it will take place as three sessions across 3-4 days:

Session 1: 1 hour interactive session, Session 2: Self-learning tasks and Session 3: 1 hour interactive session. 

Please note this workshop will run as one 2 hour combined session.

  • understanding the value that thriving and successful clubs bring to a school
  • current club practice to promote careers, employability and essential skills
  • why essential employability skills are important and the role clubs can play
  • reviewing the Science Capital approach and how it can be used to raise student awareness of skills and careers knowledge
  • identifying essential skills and the methodology of the Skills Builder Framework
  • understanding the role and value of STEM Ambassadors and STEM Ambassador Hubs and how to engage with STEM Ambassadors
  • reviewing the Gatsby Career Benchmarks and how STEM Clubs can assist in addressing the skills shortage
  • embedding Careers and Essential Skills in club activities and projects to maximise value with short, medium and long term goals
  • how clubs can reward and add value to students demonstrating excellence in skill sets
  • what additional support is available, websites, organisations, STEM Clubs resources


Who is the course leader?


By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • develop a plan with short, medium, and long-term goals to increase careers awareness and employability skills
  • utilise Science Capital and Gatsby Careers Benchmarks to identify aspects of the club that support the school’s career plan
  • create a detailed schedule of events and opportunities to expand student experiences of potential careers and STEM influences
  • identify a series of employability skills from the Skills Builder framework to be supported in club projects
  • provide real world context to projects and implement work-related roles for the students

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£80.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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