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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
14.2 Preparation for Work
Credits:
24
Qualification No:
603/2542/2
GLH:
180 hours
Total qualification time:
240 hours
Price:
£94.00 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 suite of Gateway Qualifications Vocational Studies qualifications has been developed to enable learners who have yet to decide which vocational sector to specialise in. It enables them to have their achievements recognised in at least two sectors from the list below.

    • Business and Administration
    • Construction
    • Engineering
    • Health, Social Care and Childcare
    • Hospitality & Catering
    • Information and Technology
    • Performing Arts, Music and Music Technology
    • Public Services
    • Retail
    • Applied Science
    • Sport & Active Leisure
    • Travel & Tourism

    The qualifications have been designed to enable recognition of sector specific vocational learning and more generic employability skills.

    The employability skills units are common across the suite and also appear within qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications in Employability Skills.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 24 credits.

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 18 credits from Group A: Sector Specific Units, and a maximum of 6 credits from Group B: Employability units.

    Learners must gain sector specific units from at least 2 groups with a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits from any one group.


    Units

    Employability

    Learners may take up to 6 credits from this group.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/1481
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/504/6269
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    Basic First Aid Principles

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2429
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1225
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6312
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    Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4391
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6336
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/6337
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/1483
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6326
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/503/2887
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2885
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    Running an Enterprise Activity

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/505/2492
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    Running an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/505/2493
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/505/1503
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6308
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6251
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6328
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6318
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/6315
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    Sector Specific Units

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 18 credits from Group A: Sector Specific Units. Learners must gain sector specific units from at least 2 groups with a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits from any one group.

    Applied Science

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Applications of Physical Science

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/616/5921
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    Biology and Our Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/616/5922
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    Carrying Out a Science or Technology Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/616/5923
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    Chemical Analysis and Detection

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/616/5924
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    Chemistry and Our Earth

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/616/5936
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    Electronic Devices and Communications Applications

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/616/5925
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    Electronics in Action

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/616/5926
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    Energy and Our Universe

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/616/5927
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    Environmental Science

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/616/5928
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    Investigating Human Behaviour

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    M/616/5930
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    Investigating a Crime Scene

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/616/5929
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    Science in Medicine

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/616/5931
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    Science in the World

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/616/5932
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    The Living Body

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/616/5933
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    Using Mathematical Tools in Science and Technology

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/616/5934
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    Working in Science and Technology

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/616/5935
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    Business and Administration

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2468
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    Business Documentation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2461
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    Creating Business Web-pages

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/505/2466
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    Promoting Products and Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/2490
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    Supporting Sustainability in an Office Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/7849
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    The Marketing Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8115
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    The Role of an Administrator

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2471
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    Understanding Business Meeting Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7851
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    Understanding Business Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2494
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    Understanding Finance in a Business Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2476
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    Understanding Legislation and Regulations in a Customer Service Context

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/2495
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    Understanding Online Business Activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/505/2482
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    Using Online Systems to Develop Customer Loyalty

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2497
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    Working in Administration

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3320
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1510
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/2500
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    Working with Office Equipment and Systems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2501
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    Working with People in Organisations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2485
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    Construction

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Developing Brickwork Bonding Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/616/8323
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    Domestic Plumbing Systems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/616/8359
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    Identifying Types of Timber Used for Construction

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/616/8326
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    Plastering Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/8355
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    Wallpapering Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/616/8327
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    Woodwork Jointing Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/616/8357
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    Engineering

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/505/6082
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    Carrying Out an Engineering Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/505/6072
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    Communication Skills for Engineering

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/505/6076
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    Electronic Devices and Communication Applications

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/505/6071
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    Engineering Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/505/6070
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    Engineering Materials

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/6079
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    Interpreting and Using Engineering Information

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6077
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    Mathematics for Engineering

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/505/6068
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    Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Systems and Components

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6075
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    Operation and Maintenance of Electronic Systems and Components

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/505/6073
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    Operation and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems and Components

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/505/6074
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    Production Planning for Engineering

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6080
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    Using Computer Aided Drawing in Engineering

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/6078
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    Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/6067
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    Working in the Engineering Sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/6066
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    Health, Social Care and Childcare

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Activities for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/505/2423
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    Activity Provision in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2403
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    Care of the Elderly

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2404
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    Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/2434
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    Communicating with Children or Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/2440
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    Communicating with Parents and Carers in Children's or Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/2441
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    Communication in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2406
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    Context, Principles and Values for Children's and Young People's Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2446
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    Dealing with Loss and Grief in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2410
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    Dementia Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    17
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/2524
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    Diabetes Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2525
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    Duty of Care in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/2414
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    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2453
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    Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2421
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    Food and Nutrition for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2455
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    Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2430
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    Intellectual and Language Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/2462
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    Partnership-Working in Services for Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2465
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    Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2436
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    Physical Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2467
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    Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2443
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    Social and Emotional Development of Children and Young People

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2470
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    Stroke Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2526
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    Supporting Children's or Young People's Relationships

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/2479
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    Supporting Positive Behaviour in Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2472
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    Supporting the Development of Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2507
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    Working in Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2491
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    Working in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2451
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    Hospitality and Catering

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Health and Safety in the Catering and Hospitality Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/505/4416
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    Maintain Food Safety when Storing, Preparing and Cooking Food

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4374
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    Menu Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/4390
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    Planning an Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4380
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Bread and Dough Products

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/601/5774
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Cakes, Sponges, Biscuits and Scones

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/601/5355
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Cold and Hot Desserts

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/601/5361
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Fish Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    H/505/4412
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Meat Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/505/4413
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Pasta Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/601/5688
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Pastry Products

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    43
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/601/5325
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Poultry Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/505/4411
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    Prepare, Cook and Finish Basic Vegetable Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4410
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    Principles of Customer Service in the Hospitality Sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/4415
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    Produce Healthy Dishes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4383
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    Service of Food and Drinks at Table

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/4387
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    The Hospitality and Catering Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4417
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    Information Technology

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/502/4555
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/502/4566
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    IT Communication Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4292
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    IT Security for Users

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4257
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    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4613
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    Improving Productivity Using IT

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/502/4156
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    Multimedia Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/502/4616
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    Optimise IT System Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/502/4245
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    Personal Information Management Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4370
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    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/502/4622
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    Set Up an IT System

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/502/4211
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    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4625
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    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4631
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4628
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    Performing Arts, Music and Music Technology

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Acting Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/3362
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    Devising Drama

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/7138
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    Group Devised Drama Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/7139
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    Improvisation and Performance Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3365
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    Making Dance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/3366
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    Multi-Track Audio Recording

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/3367
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    Music Improvisation and Performance Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/3369
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    Music Marketing and Promotion

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/3370
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    Music Production and Remixing Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/3371
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    Music Sequencing and Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/505/3372
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    Music Skills for Solo Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/3373
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    Music for Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/4737
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    Musical Theatre Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/3374
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    Performing in a Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/3498
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    Plan, Lead and Evaluate a Series of Dance Sessions

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/3499
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    Rehearsal Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/3376
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    Song Writing Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/3377
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    Sound Effect Techniques for Music Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3379
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    Sound Production and Recording

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/3380
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    Sound and Music Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/3378
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    Using Aural Skills in Music

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3382
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    Using DJ Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/3497
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    Working in the Music Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/3383
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    Working in the Performing Arts

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/3385
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    Public Service

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/3338
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    Career Planning for the Public Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/506/3336
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    Carrying Out a Public Services Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/506/3349
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    Citizenship, the Individual and Society

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/506/3343
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    Community and Cultural Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/3341
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    Crime and Society

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/506/3345
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    Emergency Incidents in Public Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3467
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    Health and Safety in the Public Service Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/506/3355
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    Understanding the Law for Public Services Workers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/506/3356
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    Undertaking an Expedition

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/3244
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    Working in Public Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/506/3315
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    Retail

    If learners undertake this optional group, they must achieve a minimum of 4 credits and a maximum of 15 credits.

    Carry out Promotional Campaigns in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/505/2327
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    Cash Up in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/2309
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    Check Stock Levels and Sort out Problems with Stock Levels in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/2331
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    Deal with Customer Queries and Complaints in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/505/2326
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    Demonstrate Products to Customers in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2324
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    Display Stock to Promote Sales to Customers in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/505/2329
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    Follow Point-of-Sale Procedures for Age-Restricted Products in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/2312
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    Keep Stock on Sale at Required Levels in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2345
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    Order and Position Signage and Graphics for Visual Merchandising Displays

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2316
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    Pick Products in a Retail Environment to Fulfil Customer Orders

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/505/2333
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    Place Goods and Materials into Storage in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/505/2304
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    Process Customer Orders for Goods in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2341
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    Process Returned Goods in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2338
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    Receive Goods and Materials into Storage in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/505/2369
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    Reduce Security Risks in a Retail Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    M/505/2307
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    The Principles of Food Safety for Retail

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/502/0178
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    Underage Sales Prevention for Retail and Licensed Premises

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/505/2353
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    Understanding Retail Consumer Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/2350
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    Understanding Retail Markets

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2365
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    Understanding Security and Loss Prevention in a Retail Business

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/5817
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    Understanding Visual Merchandising for Retail Business

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/600/0656
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    Understanding the Control, Receipt and Storage of Stock in a Retail Business

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    17
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/5810
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    Understanding the Handling of Customer Payments in a Retail Business

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2351
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    Understanding the Retail Sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2364
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    Understanding the Retail Selling Process

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/5806
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    Sport and Active Leisure

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    Anatomy and Physiology for Sport

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/3235
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    Development of Personal Fitness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/3241
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    Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3253
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    Exercise and Fitness Instruction

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/505/3242
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    Fitness Testing and Training

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/3234
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    Injury and Illness in sport

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/3251
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    Nutrition for Sports Performance

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/505/3240
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    Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/505/3232
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    Planning and Leading Sport or Active Leisure Activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/505/3247
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    Planning and Running a Sports or Active Leisure Event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/505/3246
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    Practical Sport

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/505/3233
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    Psychology for Sports Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/505/3239
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    Sport and Leisure Facility Operations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/3243
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    Sports Coaching

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/505/3248
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    Sports Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/3236
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    Working in the Sport and Active Leisure Sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/3255
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    Travel and Tourism

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    Airport Services

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/505/2496
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    Customer Service for the Travel and Tourism Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2727
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    Deal with Travel and Tourism Emergencies

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2502
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    Development of the Travel and Tourism Industry

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/505/2504
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    Hospitality for Travel and Tourism

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2505
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    Impacts of Travel and Tourism on Local Communities

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/2506
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    Planning for Work in Travel and Tourism

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2508
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    The Business of Travel and Tourism

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    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2509
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    Travel Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/8008
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    UK Tourism Destinations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2510
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    UK Transport for Travel and Tourism

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2513
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    Understanding Airline and Airport Operations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8028
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    Understanding the Travel and Tourism Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2516
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    Visitor Attractions

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2517
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    Worldwide Tourism Destinations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2520
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is for learners, young people and adults, who would benefit from exploring different possible career options, while building up a set of employability skills useful across sectors, usually prior to progressing to more specialised vocational learning in a specific sector at a higher level. It is likely to be of particular relevance to:

    • Learners on study programmes who do not know which vocational area to specialise in young people leaving school or returning to education following a period of being NEET, without clear career aspirations or unable to make up their minds between several different options and who are in need of a comprehensive programme to prepare them for learning at the next level.
    • adults who have been long-term unemployed who need to identify sectors and job roles within them where they have the potential to contribute, and who require an extensive learning programme before they will be ready to progress to sector specific vocational learning.


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

    The qualification includes units covering introductory knowledge and skills from a range of different sectors:

    - Business and Administration
    - Engineering
    - Health, Social Care and Childcare
    - Hospitality & Catering
    - Information and Technology
    - Performing Arts, Music and Music Technology
    - Public Services
    - Retail
    - Applied Science
    - Sport & Active Leisure
    - Travel & Tourism

    It also includes the option to incorporate the development of more generic employability skills (eg team work, time management, problem-solving). There are no mandatory units, enabling learners to combine units in areas of potential interest to them. Learners must, however, include units from bat least two vocational sectors.


    What are the progression options?

    The qualification is not intended to lead directly to employment, although some learners may progress to entry-level jobs in their chosen sector.


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    There are a number of optional units which support the development of maths and English skills. These can be embedded in the delivery of the vocational units


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There are no specific requirements for prior learning or attainment.

    Funding information

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