Level 1
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
20 hours

Assessment Guidance

The main focus of the assessment for this unit is on the skills required to apply for jobs. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ understanding of

• how employers use information provided by candidates through the job application process to help them select the most appropriate person for the job
• how information provided to applicants by employers as part of the job application process can be used in putting together a strong application.


To support learners to apply for jobs.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Know about different methods of applying for jobs.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Outline different methods of applying for a job, including common forms of information requested of applicants (e.g. CV, covering letter)Outline different methods of applying for a job.

  • 1.2

    Describe the different types of information typically provided by employers (e.g. job description) to those applying for jobs and the purpose of each.


Be able to complete a job application.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Gather relevant information for a job application.

  • 2.2

    Complete a job application form accurately.

  • 2.3

    Complete a CV for a job application in a given format.

  • 2.4

    Present an appropriate covering letter for a job application.