Level 1 Certificate in Employability
Guided Learning Hours: 106-128
Credit Value: 13
Level: One
Minimum Age: 16

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual and is listed on the Regulated Qualificaitions Framework (RQF). It is aimed at those people who are preparing for the world of work.

Who can enrol?
The qualification is suitbale for people who are:
  • preparing to enter employment for the first time
  • unemployed / unwaged
  • are currently in education, trainng or emplyment
  • looking to improve their skills for a return to the workplace
  • serving custodial sentences or are ex-offenders, with a view to supporting job seeking
  • need intensive preparation for employment.
The qualification can be used as evidence to demonstrate work readiness to employers.

How old do you need to be to take this qualification?
The qualification is open to people who are aged 16 or over.

Do I need any previous skills or experience?
You do not need previous skills or experience to enrol for this qualification and there are no formal entry requirements. 

What level is this qualification?
This is a Level One qualification which is a similar level to GCSE grades D-G.

How many hours will it take?
You will need to spend between 106 and 128 hours being guided by your tutor. There may be additonal work to do away from the course sessions. 

Where will the sessions take place?
There are EAQ Approved Centres throughout the UK which offer this qualification. Please contact us to find the details of your nearest centre.

How do the sessions run?
You will attend sessions at times and on days to suit you at your EAQ Approved Centre. You will spend time with the horses, working with them from the ground to develop your skills and learn more about the sills you need to achieve your qualification.

If you have already achieved the Level 1 Award in Employability, the units may be counted towards this certificate.
Here are just a few of the topics covered within this qualification:
Communication and oral presentation skills
Working as a team
Health and safety
Financial literacy.
There is also a project to complete which will help show how you have developed your skills and can put these into pracitce in a real community situation.

How much will the course cost?
The cost of the course, including resources, assessment and verification will depend on whether you enrol on a one to one or group basis. Groups are small with no more than four in the group. Please contact us for more details.

Progression
You may be able to progress to the Level 2 in Employability, into employment or vocational training related to your own specific occupational sector.