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This qualification is being withdrawn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 1
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
13
Qualification No:
600/9129/0
GLH:
123 hours
Total qualification time:
130 hours
Price:
£61.00 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    This qualification is being withdrawn as it is being superseded by a new Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Preparation for Employment (Entry 1) qualification.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 Certificate in Preparation for Employment (Entry 1) qualification, please contact us.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 13 credits of which a minimum of 8 credits must be at E1. Learners may include no more than 2 units from Group O2 Working in a Sector. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Working in a Sector

    Learners may include up to 2 units 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
    Click here to view full unit details

    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
    Click here to view full unit details

    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
    Click here to view full unit details
    Employability Skills

    Learners must complete a minimum of 8 credits at Entry 1 from this group.

    Applying for Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9720
    Click here to view full unit details

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/503/2807
    Click here to view full unit details

    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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    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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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
    Click here to view full unit details

    Dealing with Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9688
    Click here to view full unit details

    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

    Developing Communication Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/502/4317
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing ICT Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4324
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing Independent Living Skills: Having Your Say

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/502/4164
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4449
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Getting Things Done

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/502/4450
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Health and Safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4451
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    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Looking and Acting the Part

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4452
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    Early Mathematics: Developing Number Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4325
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9724
    Click here to view full unit details

    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6310
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring the World of Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9661
    Click here to view full unit details

    Finding Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9707
    Click here to view full unit details

    Finding Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9725
    Click here to view full unit details

    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9726
    Click here to view full unit details

    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9779
    Click here to view full unit details

    Health and Safety at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/9727
    Click here to view full unit details

    Independent Travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/9457
    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 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9712
    Click here to view full unit details

    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/9690
    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
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making Choices

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

    Making Choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/9461
    Click here to view full unit details

    Managing Your Time

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/9736
    Click here to view full unit details

    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9468
    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 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9738
    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 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9662
    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
    Click here to view full unit details

    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9692
    Click here to view full unit details

    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9741
    Click here to view full unit details

    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/9715
    Click here to view full unit details

    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

    Presenting Information about Self to an Employer

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/9663
    Click here to view full unit details

    Presenting Information about Self to an Employer

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9695
    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
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-Management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/507/1337
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    Setting Work-related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9696
    Click here to view full unit details

    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

    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
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speaking up for Yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9481
    Click here to view full unit details

    Taking Part in an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9717
    Click here to view full unit details

    Taking Part in an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/9743
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    Travel within the Community: Going Places

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/4171
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding the World of Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/9698
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9728
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9757
    Click here to view full unit details

    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 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/9748
    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 in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9665
    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
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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 Customers

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

    Working with Others in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9710
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    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), including those with complex needs, who are keen to work but first need a structured programme of learning to support their understanding of the world of work and the 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 Certificate is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who wish to combine accredited learning focused on employability with other types of learning including non-accredited provision, (e.g. that designed to improve independence). 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.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification supports progression to supported employment opportunities across a number of sectors.


    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 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.

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