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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
15.3 Business Management
Credits:
42
Qualification No:
601/6755/5
GLH:
257 hours
Total qualification time:
420 hours
Price:
£108.50 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 Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for Business qualification is part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing. This qualification meets the competence and knowledge qualification requirements of the pathway 1 framework. Please visit the Apprenticeship page for further information:

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing (Pathway 1: Social Media)

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 42 credits to achieve the qualification. 24 credits must come from the Mandatory Group M plus a minimum of 18 credits from their chosen pathway.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must achieve 24 credits from this group.

    Principles of Keywords and Optimisation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    M/503/9329
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    Principles of Social Media within a Business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/503/9324
    Click here to view full unit details

    Social Networking Management for a Business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    Y/503/9325
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    Using Collaborative Technologies

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/502/4380
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    Pathways

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 18 credits from their chosen pathway.

    Generic

    Learners choosing this pathway must achieve a minimum of 18 credits from Optional Group O1.

    Optional Group 1

    Learners choosing this pathway must achieve a minimum of 18 credits from this group.

    Analyse and report data

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/601/2538
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Internet Business Foundations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/502/9007
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW JavaScript Specialist

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    Y/502/9006
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Perl Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    M/502/9013
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Security Essentials

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    R/502/9019
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Site Development Foundations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/502/9010
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Web Foundations Associate

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    180
    Credits:
    30
    Unit No:
    T/502/9014
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW database design

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    R/502/9005
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communicating using digital marketing/sales channels

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/502/8624
    Click here to view full unit details

    Content Management System Website Creation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    H/503/9327
    Click here to view full unit details

    Creating and Optimising Content for the Web

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    F/503/9321
    Click here to view full unit details

    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4613
    Click here to view full unit details

    MTA: Web Development Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    80
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    F/602/6353
    Click here to view full unit details

    Principles of Mobile Social Media for a Business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/503/9323
    Click here to view full unit details

    Principles of Social Media Advertising and Promotion

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/503/9322
    Click here to view full unit details

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4625
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Customer Relationship Management for creative business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/602/2819
    Click here to view full unit details

    Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    7
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/9926
    Click here to view full unit details

    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/502/4393
    Click here to view full unit details

    Web Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    R/601/3512
    Click here to view full unit details

    Web development

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    80
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    K/601/3256
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4632
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4631
    Click here to view full unit details
    Marketing

    Learners choosing this pathway must achieve a minimum of 18 credits. 9 credits from Mandatory Group M1 and a minimum of 9 credits from Optional Groups O1 & O2 where a maximum of 1 unit can come from Group O1.

    Mandatory Units

    Learners must achieve 9 credits from this group.

    Creating and Optimising Content for the Web

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    F/503/9321
    Click here to view full unit details

    Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    7
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/9926
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Group 1

    Learners may achieve a maximum of 1 unit from this group.

    Analyse and report data

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/601/2538
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Internet Business Foundations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/502/9007
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW JavaScript Specialist

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    Y/502/9006
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Perl Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    M/502/9013
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Security Essentials

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    R/502/9019
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Site Development Foundations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/502/9010
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Web Foundations Associate

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    180
    Credits:
    30
    Unit No:
    T/502/9014
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW database design

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    R/502/9005
    Click here to view full unit details

    Content Management System Website Creation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    H/503/9327
    Click here to view full unit details

    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4613
    Click here to view full unit details

    MTA: Web Development Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    80
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    F/602/6353
    Click here to view full unit details

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4625
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Customer Relationship Management for creative business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/602/2819
    Click here to view full unit details

    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/502/4393
    Click here to view full unit details

    Web Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    R/601/3512
    Click here to view full unit details

    Web development

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    80
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    K/601/3256
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4632
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4631
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Group 2

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 2 credits from this group.

    Communicating using digital marketing/sales channels

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/502/8624
    Click here to view full unit details

    Creating and Optimising Content for the Web

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    F/503/9321
    Click here to view full unit details

    Principles of Mobile Social Media for a Business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/503/9323
    Click here to view full unit details

    Principles of Social Media Advertising and Promotion

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/503/9322
    Click here to view full unit details
    Technical

    Learners choosing this pathway must achieve a minimum of 18 credits. 7 credits from the Mandatory Group M1 and a minimum of 11 credits from Optional Groups O1 & O2 where a maximum of 7 credits from a maximum of 1 unit can come from Group O2.

    Mandatory Unit

    Learners must achieve 7 credits from this group.

    Content Management System Website Creation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    H/503/9327
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Group 1

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 4 credits from this group.

    Analyse and report data

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/601/2538
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Internet Business Foundations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/502/9007
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW JavaScript Specialist

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    Y/502/9006
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Perl Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    M/502/9013
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Security Essentials

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    R/502/9019
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Site Development Foundations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/502/9010
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW Web Foundations Associate

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    180
    Credits:
    30
    Unit No:
    T/502/9014
    Click here to view full unit details

    CIW database design

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    R/502/9005
    Click here to view full unit details

    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4613
    Click here to view full unit details

    MTA: Web Development Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    80
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    F/602/6353
    Click here to view full unit details

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4625
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Customer Relationship Management for creative business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/602/2819
    Click here to view full unit details

    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/502/4393
    Click here to view full unit details

    Web Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    R/601/3512
    Click here to view full unit details

    Web development

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    80
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    K/601/3256
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4632
    Click here to view full unit details

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4631
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional Group 2

    Learners may achieve a maximum of 7 credits from a maximum of 1 unit from this group.

    Communicating using digital marketing/sales channels

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/502/8624
    Click here to view full unit details

    Creating and Optimising Content for the Web

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    F/503/9321
    Click here to view full unit details

    Principles of Mobile Social Media for a Business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/503/9323
    Click here to view full unit details

    Principles of Social Media Advertising and Promotion

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/503/9322
    Click here to view full unit details

    Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    7
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/9926
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    Learners will develop an introductory knowledge of the ways in which businesses use social media and the basic skills to set up and maintain social media for a business.

    The qualification provides some of the basic knowledge and skills which will be helpful in supporting progression to business, marketing and digital skills qualifications at level 2 further related learning at level 2 or to an apprenticeship, particularly a digital apprenticeship. The qualification will also help learners to adapt skills (i.e. in use of social media) developed in a personal context to the benefit of a business and to understand their relevance in that context.

    It is suitable for inclusion in a traineeship, where alongside English and Maths learning and work experience, it will provide learners with a platform to progress to the next level.


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