SMPA1 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Creating an Online Profile Using Social Media (RQF)

Qualification summary

The profile you have on a social media site such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram can easily help, or hinder, your ability to find employment.

This qualification gives you the basic knowledge required to create a positive social media profile. This will be vital in a world where employers increasingly use social media when recruiting new staff.

A background in social media is not required to achieve this qualification, which will give you an understanding of:

• how social media applications are used to create an online profile
• the risks of promoting an online profile through social media
• the use of social media to identify work opportunities
• how to communicate with employers using social media

Achievement of this qualification can assist you in gaining employment in the sector of your choice.

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of prior learning. This qualification is not approved for learners under the age of 16.  

This qualification is supported by all industry as social media is used more and more in the recruitment of staff. For a list of training providers who deliver this qualification in your area please contact our customer services team.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto the:

•  Entry Level Certificate in IT Skills for Work (RQF)
•  Level 1 Award in Principles of Customer Service (RQF)

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Creating an Online Profile Using Social Media (RQF) Handbook

Qualification structure

All 6 credits from Group M must be achieved to gain the qualification.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 47

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 55

Qualification numberQualification reference
SMPA1 601/6293/4 

Group M – mandatory units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleUnit LevelCredit Value
T/507/2882SMP1Create an online profile using social media16

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