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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
7
Qualification No:
601/2740/5
GLH:
52 hours
Total qualification time:
70 hours
Price:
£36.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 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 Gateway Qualifications Volunteering qualifications are intended to accredit the training that volunteers undertake to prepare for a volunteering role.

    They have been developed with a number of organisations who recruit volunteers, including local authorities, and have been designed to be relevant to volunteers preparing for a wide range of different volunteering roles in different contexts.

    There are four qualifications within the suite. The Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Volunteering and Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Volunteering are qualifications designed to enable learners identify volunteering opportunities, prepare for and undertake a volunteering role, and reflect own practice. The Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Preparing to Volunteer is a single unit award, while the slightly larger Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Skills for Volunteers combines the Preparing to Volunteer unit from the smaller qualification with an additional unit from a range of units covering skills identified by volunteering organisations as important in preparing volunteers for their volunteering role.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve the three mandatory units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve the three mandatory units,

    Preparing to Volunteer

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/506/0709
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    Volunteering

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/506/0729
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    Volunteering Opportunities

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/506/0726
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is to accredit the training that volunteers undertake to prepare for a volunteering role. It was developed with a number of organisations who recruit volunteers, including local authorities, and have been designed to be relevant to volunteers preparing for a wide range of different volunteering roles in different contexts.

    There are four qualifications within the suite. The Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Volunteering and Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Volunteering are qualifications designed to enable learners identify volunteering opportunities, prepare for and undertake a volunteering role, and reflect own practice. The Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Preparing to Volunteer is a single unit award, while the slightly larger Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Skills for Volunteers combines the Preparing to Volunteer unit from the smaller qualification with an additional unit from a range of units covering skills identified by volunteering organisations as important in preparing volunteers for their volunteering role.


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