Employability Skills

Qualifications in Preparing for Employment and Employability at Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3 and at Level 1.

Who are these qualifications in Employability Skills for?

The GA qualifications in Preparing for Employment are available at three levels, from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3 and are available as Awards, Certificates, Extended Certificates and Diplomas. The GA qualifications in Employability are available at Level 1 and are available as and Award and Certificate. The Entry Level Preparing for Employment qualifications are for learners who are starting their journey towards employment. The qualifications provide an ideal starting point for learners who want to progress onto vocational education and training and into employment. These qualifications are also suitable for learners with learning difficulties, disabilities, other barriers to learning and work or learners for whom English is a second language. The qualifications provide a sound foundation for lifelong learning and focus on the development of the transferable social, life and work skills necessary for life and work. The Level 1 Employability qualifications are for learners who need to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to develop their employability and appeal to prospective employers, enhancing their future employment opportunities. These qualifications are suitable for:

full time or part time learners
learners who are long-term unemployed
young people previously not in education, employment, or training
learners considering changing their career
learners facing redundancy
learners with disabilities or learning difficulties
learners whose first language is not English
learners in compulsory education, e.g. Study Programme, Traineeship or on other pre-Apprenticeship training
OLASS learners or learners with prior offending history
learners undertaking English, maths or ESOL courses of study

About these qualifications

Entry Level Award in Preparing for Employment (Entry 1)

Ref: 603/5593/1 Age: 14+ GLH: 90 TQT: 90 Method of assessment: Portfolio

    Entry Level Certificate in Preparing for Employment (Entry 1)

    Ref: 603/5594/3 Age: 14+ GLH: 150 TQT: 150 Method of assessment: Portfolio

      Entry Level Extended Certificate in Preparing for Employment (Entry 1)

      Ref: 603/5595/5 Age: 14+ GLH: 240 TQT: 240 Method of assessment: Portfolio

        Entry Level Diploma in Preparing for Employment (Entry 1)

        Ref: 603/5596/7 Age: 14+ GLH: 370 TQT: 370 Method of assessment: Portfolio

          Entry Level Award in Preparing for Employment (Entry 2)

          Ref: 603/5597/9 Age: 14+ GLH: 90 TQT: 90 Method of assessment: Portfolio

            Entry Level Certificate in Preparing for Employment (Entry 2)

            Ref: 603/5598/0 Age: 14+ GLH: 150 TQT: 150 Method of assessment: Portfolio

              Entry Level Extended Certificate in Preparing for Employment (Entry 2)

              Ref: 603/5599/2 Age: 14+ GLH: 240 TQT: 240 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                Entry Level Diploma in Preparing for Employment (Entry 2)

                Ref: 603/5600/5 Age: 14+ GLH: 370 TQT: 370 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                  Entry Level Award in Preparing for Employment (Entry 3)

                  Ref: 603/5601/7 Age: 14+ GLH: 90 TQT: 90 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                    Entry Level Certificate in Preparing for Employment (Entry 3)

                    Ref: 603/5602/9 Age: 14+ GLH: 150 TQT: 150 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                      Entry Level Extended Certificate in Preparing for Employment (Entry 3)

                      Ref: 603/5603/0 Age: 14+ GLH: 240 TQT: 240 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                        Entry Level Diploma in Preparing for Employment (Entry 3)

                        Ref: 603/5604/2 Age: 14+ GLH: 370 TQT: 370 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                          Level 1 Award in Employability

                          Ref: 603/1060/1 Age: 14+ GLH: 55 TQT: 69 Method of assessment: Portfolio

                            Level 1 Certificate in Employability

                            Ref: 603/1063/7 Age: 14+ GLH: 115 TQT: 145 Method of assessment: Portfolio

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