How can you choose to be something you've never heard of

Build your skills

1 Hour

30 mins




What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Knowing this answer will help you know what career path is right for you and how to sell yourself at an interview. Potential employers also really like you to know your strengths and weaknesses.

In this section we’ll explore what skills you can bring to an employer and look at the skills you don’t feel so great about. We’ll look at how you can work on these to improve your chances of success.

In this module you will learn:

  • The skills required for the apprenticeship you’re targeting

  • The different types of skills

  • What you’re great at and what skills you need to develop

Learning activities


1. Soft Skills vs Hard Skills

Let’s begin by understanding the difference between soft and hard skills. You will need to know this to complete the next task.

Take a quick look at this video to understand the difference.

2. Assess your soft skills

Let’s start by looking at the soft skills that employers value. Take a moment to review where your current skill level is.


3. What hard skills are essential?

So, now let’s turn our attention to the specific hard skills you’ll need to hit the ground running with on your chosen apprenticeship.

Let’s do an assessment of where your current skill level is.