As part of the Humber LEP’s commitment to improve the level of employability skills throughout the Humber, a piece of work has being undertaken around the principle of using a validation approach to employability passports within the Humber i.e. issuing a LEP ‘stamp of approval’.
This approach has led to the Humber LEP setting a framework of expectations for any employability passports submitted for validation and based on the CBI’s 7 employability skills:
- Business and Customer Awareness
- Problem Solving
- Communication & Literacy
- Application of Numeracy
- Application of ICT
During 2015/16 an initial group of ‘trailblazers’ were selected to pilot the validation process and allow a thorough evaluation with recommendations for subsequent phases to take place. It is expected that there will be a full roll out of the project during 2016/17.
The ESP CEIAG objectives encourage all Partner organisations to develop and implement employability skills frameworks for their learners which can subsequently be validated by the Humber LEP Employability Skills Passport process.
The Careers Co-Coordinators Network and other LEP structures provide indirect support to practitioners at all levels to achieve this.
Further information about the Employability Skills Passport, is available from the Humber LEP website: