Example Assignment Brief
Edexcel BTEC Certificate in Work Skills QCF Level 2
Unit 4 Assignment Title: “Investigating
Searching for a Job jobs that suit you”
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Assessment Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, Tutor: Mr P. Stead
3.1, 3.2 (all)
Assignment Issued: 05/01/2011 Internal Verifier: Miss N. Hardy
Learner’s Name: ………………………………………
Hand in Evaluation: 28/01/2011
A very important skill is the ability to search for a job that suits you as an
individual. This unit will develop your skills to find an appropriate job that
suits you as a person and the skills you have.
You will undertake independent research during the majority of this unit to
find at least two jobs that you think will suit you as an individual and
provide evidence that you have conducted in-depth research into your own
skills and the skills/qualifications need for each job role.
You need to complete a log of your research to help you in meeting the
requirements of the assessment criteria.
Make sure you are aware of all the different sources you can use to
research for a job e.g. Internet, jobcentre, agencies etc.
Have an idea of what kind of job would suit you and which job you would be
interested in researching e.g. sport related, travel and tourism, finance etc.
Task AC Evidence
Consider three sources of employment (e.g. 1.1 Written format which
internet, job centre, agencies etc) and could take the form of a
describe the advantages and the table to compare and
disadvantages to potential job seekers. contrast or an essay type
You need to identify two appropriate 1.2 Written summary after
sources of information for your own job 1.1.
search and explain why you picked them.
From the sources identified for 1.2, you 1.3 Written description of
need to state two potential job roles to two potential job roles.
Explain how your own skills, interests and
achievements are linked to the two 2.1 Written explanation
potential job roles identified in 1.3, for
example why you feel that some roles were
suitable (for example it matched your skills,
was in a good geographical location) or
unsuitable (for example too far away, hours
or salary not right, too much travel
required for the job role).
Carry out a review of your own skills (soft 3.1 Written format
and hard) to help you narrow down your job
search based on the information you have
collected about yourself and your personal
You need to include evidence of your search
for potential job vacancies. This may Evidence as stated in the
include printouts of web-based research, brief
copies of job advertisements, evidence of
interviews with employment agencies,
Connexions, a careers adviser or Jobcentre.
You needs to include evidence of contact 3.2 Application pack, e-mails
made with employers (either by telephone, of contact, letter of
letter or email) to request further contact. If contact is
information about job vacancies, for made with the employer
example requesting an application pack or via the telephone,
form, or, in cases where a relevant contact evidence of this will be
is given, to have an informal conversation recorded by the tutor (or
about the job role recorded by the learner
with verifying notes from
Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The learner will: The learner can:
1 Understand how to use potential job 1.1 Evaluate a range of sources of
sources employment available for job-
1.2 Select appropriate sources of job
vacancies for their own purposes
1.3 Identify potential job roles from the
appropriate sources of employment
2 Understand how their skills, interests and 2.1 Explain how their skills, interests
achievements might relate to potential job and achievements relate to potential
roles job roles identified from appropriate
sources of employment
3 Be able to investigate job vacancies 3.1 Search for potential job vacancies
3.2 Communicate with employers or the
employer’s representative to obtain
further information about job vacancies