DESA1 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Developing Employability Skills (RQF)
With the issue of employability high on the national education and training agenda, this qualification has been developed to provide you with a basic range of “soft skills”, knowledge and confidence to help you overcome barriers to enter the work place.
- searching for a job
- preparing for interviews and speaking confidentally
- career planning and making applications
Taking this qualification will allow you to understand, develop and practice the skills required by today’s employers while looking for a job. These skills will also help you to remain in employment. If you feel you would like to achieve more, then you could take the Level 1 Certificate in Developing Employability Skills (RQF). This qualification is made up of 100% non vocational units.
This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.
This qualification is supported and delivered nationwide by a wide range of Training Providers and Colleges. For contact details of the training providers and colleges that offer this qualification in your local area, please email our customer service team.
Learners must achieve a minimum of 9 credits from group A
A minimum of 5 credits must be achieved at Level 1
Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 76
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 90
|Qualification number||Qualification reference|
Group A – optional units
|Unit title||Unit Level||Credit value|
|F/5079592||DP11||Work awareness||Entry 3||2|
|A/501/6880||DP15||Career planning and making applications||1||3|
|D/507/9597||DP17||Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work||1||3|
|L/501/5958||DP23||Searching for a job||1||1|
|R/502/2863||DP29||Preparing for and learning from interviews||1||3|
|A/501/6331||DP37||Conduct at work||Entry 3||1|
|H/501/6338||DP38||Speaking confidently at work||Entry 3||1|
|Y/507/9596||DP44||Rights and responsibilities in the workplace||1||3|
|Y/502/3609||DP59||Understanding conflict at work||1||1|
|F/505/4207||DP128||Researching and selecting a job opportunity||Entry 3||3|
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