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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
9
Qualification No:
603/6545/6
GLH:
72 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.

    This qualification is part of our off-the-shelf SWAPs packages and Traineeships packages, which are accompanied by a free set of resources to support your teaching and delivery.

    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 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4100
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Units: Preparing for Self-Employment

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

    Creating Business Web-pages

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/505/2466
    Click here to view full unit details

    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4077
    Click here to view full unit details

    Digital Marketing

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3705
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/618/3406
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    Understanding Online Business Activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/505/2482
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/617/6818
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The aim of this Award is to help learners understand how to become self-employed, the support available and the challenges involved. They will consider the advantages and disadvantages of self-employment; potential sources and levels of income and expenditure as well as the specific responsibilities of a self-employed person.


    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.

    A free resource pack is available for this qualification.

    We have pre-selected some of the most popular units used in short courses for adults and created a resource pack to support online, blended and face-to-face teaching and learning.

    Units in this qualification with resources:

    • Introduction to Self-Employment
    • Customer service skills
    • Understanding Online Business Activities

    Each pack contains:

    • Teacher Delivery Guide – This guide summarises the delivery of the units and helps provide a structured, blended approach to the delivery of the units for face-to-face, remote delivery, or a mixture of both. The teaching and learning activities included can be adapted to meet the diverse needs and profile of learners.
    • Learner Pack – This pack includes guidance for learning activities which will help learners to think about what they have been discussing with the teacher and the rest of the group. There are also assessment tasks which can be used as evidence for the qualification. Finally, there are checklists where learners can assess their own skills development and progress and record sheets for activities observed by the teacher.
    • Teacher Resource PowerPoint – a ready-to-deliver PowerPoint presentation for each unit, featuring videos and activities for learners, along with comprehensive notes for teaching staff.

    These resources are available free of charge to Centres approved with Gateway Qualifications. They can be downloaded from our Prism system and can be found on the “Documents” tab of the relevant qualification.

    Watch our short video for step-by-step guidance on how to access them.