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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/4428/3
GLH:
60 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£28.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These Enterprise qualifications, available at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3, cover key knowledge and skills required to run or participate in enterprise activity.  They are suitable for learners, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND), who will benefit from a course that develops skills, attitudes and behaviours valuable in an employment context, through taking part in enterprise activity.

    These qualifications have been developed as part of a coherent suite designed to recognise the achievements of learners working at Entry level, as they prepare for employment, independent living, further learning or adult life in general.  The suite also includes qualifications with the following titles:

    • Skills for Active Learners
    • Making Support Work
    • Personal and Social Skills
    • Preparation for Employment
    • Enterprise
    • Skills for Independent Living.

    All the qualifications in the Entry level suite are designed to enable maximum flexibility, combining units at different levels and offering a wide range of choice, so that the curriculum can be led by the learners’ needs, accommodating the spiky profiles typical of learners at this level.  Learning outcomes and assessment criteria are written in such a way that centres have the freedom to determine their own approach to teaching and learning, as well as the most appropriate form of assessment and type of evidence.  In this way, the qualifications can be used to underpin person-centred programmes.

    Enterprise – 2019

    This qualification was developed in 2019 to update our Entry level suite of qualifications. It will replace the older LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award In Enterprise (Entry 1) qualification. The two versions of the qualification will run in parallel until 31st July 2020.

    If you are running Enterprise qualifications please double check that you are registering and claiming on the correct version. If you have any queries about which version you are approved for, please contact us.

    For information about the older version of the qualification, please visit LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award In Enterprise (Entry 1).

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 6 credits, including a minimum of 3 from Group A Enterprise Skills and 3 further credits from either Group A or Group B Employability Skills.


    Units

    Enterprise Skills

    Learners must complete 6 credits, including a minimum of 3 from Group A Enterprise Skills and 3 further credits from either Group A or Group B Employability Skills.

    Contribute to Running an Enterprise Activity

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Contribute to Running an Enterprise Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/9492
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    Exploring Enterprise

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Exploring Enterprise

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/9396
    Click here to view full unit details
    Preparing for an Enterprise Activity

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Preparing for an Enterprise Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9397
    Click here to view full unit details
    Employability Skills

    Learners may complete up to 3 credits from this group.

    Communication skills for work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/5042
    Click here to view full unit details
    Dealing with work-related problems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Dealing with Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9660
    Click here to view full unit details
    Digital skills for work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4957
    Click here to view full unit details
    Following instructions

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Following instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/5045
    Click here to view full unit details
    Making choices

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/617/4434
    Click here to view full unit details
    Numeracy skills for work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numeracy skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/5090
    Click here to view full unit details
    Setting work-related targets

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Setting Work-related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9664
    Click here to view full unit details
    Speaking up for yourself

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speaking up for yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4478
    Click here to view full unit details
    Working in a team

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working in a team

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4816
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    Working safely

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working safely

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/5091
    Click here to view full unit details
    Working with customers

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9659
    Click here to view full unit details

    Internal Quality Assessor Requirements

    DCS status for centres previously approved to offer the legacy version of this qualification can retain DCS status for this qualification subject to ongoing maintaining standards through external quality assurance monitoring.


    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is primarily aimed at learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND), including those with complex needs, who will benefit from a course that develops skills valuable in an employment context, through participating in enterprise activity.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification covers the basic knowledge and skills needed to take part in enterprise activity, many of which which will also be valuable in other employment contexts (e.g. market research and selling skills). There are no mandatory units, enabling learners and providers to work together to select areas of learning appropriate to the individual’s needs, interests and aspirations for employment, in line with the aims of the SEND reforms.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Entry 1 Award and Certificate in Enterprise. The Award is designed to meet the needs of learners for whom a small amount of accredited enterprise-focused learning is appropriate, whether as a stand-alone course for older learners or as part of a broader programme for 16-19/25 year olds on study programmes who may wish to combine this small amount of accredited learning with a broader unaccredited programme tailored to their personal goals. It is particularly suitable for learners with more complex needs, where it is beneficial for their programme to be specifically focused on a carefully selected core skill set, relevant to their specific needs and interests.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification supports progression to entry-level job roles across sectors, and in particular to supported employment.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress from this qualification to further Entry level learning in the area of enterprise, for example the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Enterprise (Entry 2) or in the area of employability skills, including, for example, the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Preparation for Employment (Entry 2).


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or specific level of attainment to take this qualification and it is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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