|VTCT Product Code: SK1A3||GLH: 77||Age Restriction: 14|
|Qualification Number: 601/4862/7||Units: 4|
|Level: 1||Minimum Credits: 11|
Guided Learning Hours
The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 77 GLH.
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 1 Award in Employability Skills is to support you by overcoming barriers to entering work, particularly those relating to searching for jobs, applying for jobs, the interview process and safe learning in the workplace.
The VTCT Level 1 Award in Employability Skills is a qualification that will support you to overcome barriers to entering work. This qualification is designed for learners aged 14 years or over who wish to improve their chances of gaining employment. There are no formal requirements to undertake this qualification.
This qualification is made up of four units including, searching for a job, applying for a job, interview skills, and safe learning in the workplace. Throughout these units you will carry out research into employment opportunities and identify jobs that match your skills and requirements. You will learn about the different methods of applying for jobs including the applying for jobs online. You will also develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for, undertake and review your own performance at an interview, outlining actions to improve performance at future interviews. You will also develop the skills to carry out risk assessments in the workplace.
These units will together help you to overcome the barriers to entering work and improve your chances of employment.
What can this qualification lead to?
This qualification will support your personal development and improve your chances of employment through overcoming some of the barriers preventing entry to work. The employability skills developed in this qualification will prepare you to successfully gain employment in any sector including the service industries, engineering, and healthcare to name but a few.
This qualification is one of two VTCT qualifications in employability skills. This qualification is the more advanced of the two qualifications, where you are required to undertake research into jobs, apply for jobs in different formats, and take a lead role in risk assessing the workplace. The Entry Level qualification is focused more on searching and applying for jobs using fewer formats, and interviewing for jobs. The health and safety unit requires learners to contribute to a risk assessment rather than lead.
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification has been reviewed and is supported by the following training providers as a valid qualification which will overcome barriers to work:
- Strive Training
- New College Durham
- Northumberland College
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 11 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|USK14||R/506/7978||Applying for a Job||1||2||16|
|USK16||Y/506/7982||Safe Learning in the Workplace||1||4||23|
|USK17||R/506/8001||Searching for a Job||1||2||20|
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