My Employment Passport supports learners with additional needs in their journey towards paid employment.
The Building My Learning printed materials, part of the My Employment Passport offer, are available as a standalone resource. How you use them is entirely up to you; they’re ideal for learners (Year 8 and above) with additional learning needs.
The initiative uses 65 explanation cards as its main resource. These cards define a variety of different elements (qualities, skills and scenarios) that will be part of the journeys of young people towards paid employment. On the outside of each card is a different element, for example being reliable or showing initiative. On the inside is an explanation, linking to the world of employment and essential skills.
Learners build their understanding of each element by using response sheets and support cards supplied. Each response sheet has boxes matching the shape of the explanation cards and of the support cards.
There are a multitude of ways the resource can be used. One might be the learner picks a card, reads the explanation and sticks it in the first box on their response sheet, with the support card adjacent to it, and writes the level of support they need. Over time, the learner is supported in developing that area of learning and the response sheet is used to track their progression.