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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
13.2 Direct Learning Support
Credits:
7
Qualification No:
600/9894/6
GLH:
28 hours
Total qualification time:
70 hours
Price:
£40.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification purpose

Updating and continuing professional development (CPD)

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The suite of Supported Employment qualifications have been developed by Gateway Qualifications in conjunction with LSIS and BASE (British Association for Supported Employment) the membership body for supported employment agencies (SEAs). The qualifications have been based on the supported employment NOS produced in 2012 in response to the growing demand for the professionalising of the supported employment sector.

    The Level 3 Award in Working with Job-Seekers to Identify and Plan for Supported Employment is one of a series of larger awards which focus on competence in a specific aspect of supported employment practice and an understanding of the underpinning values. Each award is suitable for people who, in their role, carry out some but not all the functions covered by the national occupational standards.

    The suite of Supported Employment qualifications comprises of:

      • a small introductory qualification which sets out the core values, fundamental to the sector
      • a series of larger awards which focus on competence in specific aspects of supported employment practice and an understanding of the underpinning values
      • a larger qualification, made up of all six awards, which covers the full range of functions expected of a supported employment
      • practitioner, along with the underpinning values for the sector

    (Please note that the credit for the Core Values unit which appears in each of these qualifications can be transferred between them and therefore need only be completed once, even if a candidate takes more than one of these awards. And if a learner completes all of these awards separately, they can accumulate the credit needed to be awarded the full certificate.)

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units totalling 7 credits to achieve the award.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the two units in Group M to achieve the qualification.

    Core Values of Supported Employment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2401
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working with Job-Seekers to Identify and Plan for Supported Employment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/505/2635
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is for practitioners working in a supported employment context, supporting disabled and disadvantaged people into employment. It will be relevant for you if you are working with job-seekers at the early stages of their engagement.


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

    This qualification covers the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work with job-seekers to identify and plan for supported employment, along with an understanding of the underpinning values for the sector.

    The learner will take the following mandatory units:

    • The core values of supported employment
    • Working with job-seekers to identify and plan for supported employment.

    The content of these units is based on the National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The qualification has been designed for people already working as a supported employment practitioner to enable them to develop further within their existing role.


    What are the progression options?

    The learner can add further units to this qualification to achieve a Level 3 Certificate for Supported Employment Practitioners.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The learners must be aged 19 or over to take this qualification. The learners do not need any specific prior qualifications or levels of attainment to enter for the qualification. However the learner must have access to a relevant workplace in order to meet the assessment for this qualification. It is likely, therefore, that you will be employed within the supported employment sector and that you will bring with you some relevant skills, knowledge and understanding.

    Funding information

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