Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: SKEA1 GLH: 83 Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 601/4863/9 Units: 4 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: Entry 3 Minimum Credits: 10

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 83 GLH.

Primary outcome

The primary outcome of the VTCT Entry Level Award in Employability Skills (Entry 3) 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 Entry Level Award in Employability Skills (Entry 3) 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 learn how to find out about opportunities for work and learn how to search for job vacancies. You will learn about the different methods of applying for jobs, and develop the skills to apply for jobs. You also develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for, undertake and review your own performance at an interview. You will also develop your knowledge of safe working practices.

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 basic of the two qualifications, where you will learn how to search, apply and interview for a job and support health and safety in the workplace. Whereas, the VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills will require you to undertake greater research, apply for jobs in different formats, and take a lead role in risk assessing the workplace. The Level 1 qualification is more challenging and demanding.

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification has been reviewed and is recognised by the following training providers as a valid qualification to support you to overcome barriers to work:

- Strive Training
- New College Durham
- Northumberland College

Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of 10 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
USK18 H/506/7984 Applying for a Job Entry 3 2 11
USK19 A/506/7988 Interview Skills Entry 3 3 27
USK20 H/506/7998 Safe Learning in the Workplace Entry 3 3 25
USK21 K/506/7999 Searching for a Job Entry 3 2 20

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

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NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy - Southend-on-Sea 020 8004 8835 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
Strive Training 020 8952 4856 Visit website London - Barnet
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Willesden 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Montebello Training Ltd 0151 329 3292 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
L&F Inspired Hair Academy Ltd 07867692924 Visit website Somerset
Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey