Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
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).
3 credits must be completed from this group
Introduction to Self-Employment
A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group.
Customer service skills
Personal Budgeting and Managing Money
Understanding social media for business
Using social media for business
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 requirementsThere are no entry requirements
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