This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2022 and the certification end date is 31/07/2023.

Key Facts

Level 1
Subject Sector:
6.2 ICT for Users
Qualification No:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Level 1 Award in Social Media for Job Prospecting qualification is intended to provide learners with an understanding of how social media can be used when searching for a job and the risks involved in using social media. They will develop the skills to use different social media platforms to support applications for jobs.

    This qualification is designed to support learners to progress into employment. However, the knowledge and skills they acquire will also be useful should they decide to progress to further learning.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit.



    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit.

    Social Media for Job Prospecting

    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    Learners will develop knowledge of the different social media platforms and the skills to use them to support gaining employment

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

    Learners will develop understanding of different social media platforms, their potential uses and the risks and the ability to present themselves to potential employers through social media.

    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners may progress onto other Digital Media qualifications at a higher level, to employment or to further study in other sectors.

    Funding information

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    How to find a learning aim

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    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.

    As part of our ongoing approach to support centres and learners with remote learning, we have created resources for Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Social Media for Job Prospecting.

    These resources include:

    • Candidate Diary which learners complete during the course, reflecting on what they have learned so far and what they will do next as they progress through the course. The final section includes an Evaluation that both learner and tutor complete.
    • Scheme of Work which outlines to tutors all learning that is to be done in order for learners to complete the course.
    • Presentation slides which tutors can use as a guide to deliver the course.

    The resources are available in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to allow centres to use as is or to adapt and include further learning as they see fit. Available in Prism.