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This qualification is being withdrawn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 3
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9131/9
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?

    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    This qualification is being withdrawn as it is being superseded by a new Gateway Qualifications Entry level Award in Preparation for Employment (Entry 3) qualification.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 3) qualification, please contact us.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 6 credits, with no more than 1 unit coming from Group O2 Working in a Sector.


    Units

    Working in a Sector

    Learners may include 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/3800
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    Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/502/4834
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    Introduction to the Performing Arts

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/502/3823
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    Introduction to the Retail Automotive Maintenance and Repair Industry

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/4655
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    Working in Art and Design

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8961
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    Working in Business and Administration

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/8105
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    Working in Early Years Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/7504
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    Working in Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7434
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    Working in Retail

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/7617
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    Working in Sport and Active Leisure

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/7660
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    Employability Skills

    Learners must complete a minimum of 3 credits from this group.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/507/1360
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9779
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    Independent Travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/9459
    Click here to view full unit details

    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
    Click here to view full unit details

    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Making Choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/9462
    Click here to view full unit details

    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9469
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal Presentation at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/9761
    Click here to view full unit details

    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
    Click here to view full unit details

    Producing a CV

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9705
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2823
    Click here to view full unit details

    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-Advocacy

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/504/9477
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    Self-Management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/507/1337
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/506/6453
    Click here to view full unit details

    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/506/6454
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is particularly suitable for 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. However, it is also relevant for learners working at Entry 3 for a number of other reasons, such as missed schooling or long-term unemployment, for whom a lack of employability skills is acting as a barrier to gaining 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. Learners can also opt to learn about job opportunities within a chosen sector. 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.


    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 or the ‘work preparation training’ component of a traineeship. 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.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

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


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress from this qualification to Level 1 learning in the area of employability skills, including, for example, the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Certificate in Employabilty Skills or to sector-specific qualifications such as Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Retail.


    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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