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This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2020 and the certification end date is 31/07/2021.

Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 2
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9444/8
GLH:
60 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 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?

    The flexible rule of combination for these qualifications at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 allows learners to develop the employability skills, most relevant to them, as they prepare for employment, such as getting on with colleagues, managing your time, following instructions, as well as job search and interview preparation units and, at E3, a taster of specific sectors. They have been designed to support any employment-focused programme, and can provide a structure for the college-based element of a supported internship.

    Notice of Qualification Withdrawal

    This qualification is being withdrawn as it is being superseded by a new Gateway Qualifications Entry level Award in Preparation for Employment (Entry 2) qualification.

    The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31st July 2020 and the certification end date is 31st July 2021.

    Please ensure that any information on the qualification held by your centre is updated. If you have any questions about this matter please do not hesitate to contact QualDev@gatewayqualifications.org.uk.

    If you wish to gain approval for the new Gateway Qualifications Entry level Award in Preparation for Employment (Entry 2) qualification, please contact us.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 6 credits.


    Units

    Employability Skills

    Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

    Applying for Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9720
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    Completing Tasks at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9722
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9670
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    Dealing with Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9688
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9724
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    Finding Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9725
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    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9726
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    Health and Safety at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/9727
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    Independent Travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/9457
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/9690
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    Making Choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/9461
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    Managing Your Time

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/9736
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9468
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    Personal Presentation at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9738
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9692
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9741
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    Presenting Information about Self to an Employer

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9695
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    Setting Work-related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9696
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    Speaking up for Yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9481
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    Taking Part in an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/9743
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    Understanding the World of Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/9698
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9728
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9757
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/9748
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9700
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    Working with Others in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9701
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    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) who need a structured programme of learning to support their development of employability skills in preparation for employment.


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

    This qualification includes a broad range of skills which will support learners to develop the generic employability skills needed in most jobs, including areas such as working with customers, managing their time, problem-solving and getting on with colleagues. There are no mandatory units, enabling learners and providers to work together to select units 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 Award, Certificate and Extended Certificate in Preparation for Employment. The Award is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who wish to combine a small amount of accredited learning with a broader unaccredited programme tailored to their personal goals. It can provide a useful structure for the college-based element of a supported internship programme.

    It is also suitable for learners, such as those on the autistic spectrum, who may be operating at a much higher level in other areas (e.g. academic or vocational subjects) but who need to target specific employability skills in order to progress successfully to employment or an apprenticeship. 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.


    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 employability skills, including, for example, the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Preparation for Employment (Entry 3) or to sector-specific Entry 3 qualifications such as Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Skills for Retail (Entry 3).


    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

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