Prepare for employment
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The Gateway Qualifications suite of Employability Skills qualifications have been developed at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 as Awards and Certificates.
The qualifications offer the generic transferable employability skills needed for employment such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving. The qualifications are designed to enable a learner either to progress directly into employment or into learning at a higher level as part of a progression pathway towards employment in a specific sector. They have been designed to complement learning in specific sectors where there is a need for the learner to obtain additional employability skills alongside sector-specific skills.
The revised suite of employability qualifications build on our popular existing qualifications. Following consultations with centres we have made some minor changes to ensure that the units remain fit for purpose and support progression. In particular we are keen to facilitate the embedding of units to make it easier to deliver holistic programmes of learning in different contexts. We have also added new units that reflect employer requirements.
These qualifications have a stronger focus on skills where evidence of a learner’s ability to do something takes priority over evidencing underpinning knowledge. However, the units include guidance on coverage of underpinning knowledge in the teaching and learning of a unit. There is also the addition of new units that reflect skills that are deemed essential by employers for example “Negotiation Skills”.
Employability Skills pre-2019
This qualification was developed in 2019 to update our Employability Skills suite. It will replace the older LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award In Employability Skills qualification. The two versions of the qualification will run in parallel until 31st July 2020.
If you are running Employability Skills please double check that you are registering and claiming on the correct version. If you have any queries about which version you are approved for, please contact us.
For information about the older version of the qualification, please visit LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award In Employability Skills.