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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
9
Qualification No:
603/6544/4
GLH:
78 hours
Total qualification time:
90 hours
Price:
£37.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The objective of Gateway Qualifications’ qualifications in Preparing for Self-Employment is to make learners aware of the self-employment opportunities available to them, the skills and behaviours needed to be successful, the practicalities of being self-employed and the support available to them. Learners will also consider sources of income and types of expenditure, and associated record-keeping.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the mandatory unit from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 3 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 6 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Preparing for Self-Employment).


    Units

    Mandatory

    3 credits must be completed from this group

    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Units: Preparing for Self-Employment

    A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group.

    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Digital Marketing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3676
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    Personal Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/0787
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding social media for business

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/615/2911
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    Using social media for business

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/615/3344
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    Website Design

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/618/3668
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Preparing for Self-Employment is to make learners aware of the self-employment opportunities available to them, the skills and behaviours needed to be successful, the practicalities of being self-employed and the support available to them. Learners will also consider sources of income and types of expenditure, and associated record-keeping.


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

    Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the core areas of self-employment and an introduction to the skills required in the digital world.


    Progression & entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    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.