As a young person with little-to-no work experience, creating a resume for the first time can seem daunting. Where do they start, and what’s the best way they can showcase themselves to potential employers?
A Learner Passport is an industry-standard portfolio that helps students record, celebrate and be recognised for all their achievements – inside and outside of school.
More than 275,000 Student Edge members have created their Passports, so we’ve highlighted the most important things to look for in a Learner Passport.
1. A Passport that reflects a student’s uniqueness.
A student’s individuality is at the forefront of what makes up their Passport. It should empower students to showcase their unique attributes, strengths and skillsets, as these set them apart.
2. A digital environment for students to showcase their key achievements.
A Passport should allow students to demonstrate their formal qualifications, awards, micro-credentials, and badges. The ability to verify these credentials and achievements should be made available, whether through uploading evidence documents, important dates, personal reflections, links, and more.
3. A space for aspiration and goal setting.
Giving students a digital environment to plan for their future and set goals is an essential feature of the Learner Passport. Students need a space for curating their education and work aspirations and the Passport is a tool that empowers them to envision their future and take steps to reach their goals.
4. A portfolio for highlighting academic and non-academic experiences.
Showcasing a student’s experience both inside and outside of the classroom is one of the main functions of the Learner Passport. Students are so much more than the sum of their grades and the Passport empowers them to showcase themselves holistically, by uploading portfolio items, extra-curricular experiences, volunteering and more.
Encouraging students to reflect on these experiences gives them the opportunity to learn more about themselves and start mapping out potential career paths.
5. A Passport that’s easily shared.
A valuable Passport should stay with students for life and should easily transform into a resume to open doors to further education and employment. Passports should incorporate versatility and focus on the specific strengths and skills of each student, as well as creating a digital space that’s easy to personalise.
If you’re looking for a Learner Passport that showcases the best of every student, and provides them with an industry-ready portfolio for life, get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.