Employability and Personal Development (7546)

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2015

Important notice: Registrations for this suite of qualifications will close on 31/07/2014. We're currently developing an improved replacement offer (5546) which will be available from 01/08/2014.

We have listened to what our customers have been telling us and as a result the new offer will:

• be SIMPLIFIED - reduced in size with fewer units
• be streamlined, with fewer barred combinations, making it easier to plan and develop your curriculum
• be better focussed and tailored to meet the needs of Study Programmes, Traineeships and TechBac
• be fully owned and controlled by City & Guilds – allowing uniform dates and no last minute changes to expiration dates
• be flexible, enabling you to meet your learners' individual needs
• include a new stand alone Equality and Diversity qualification

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The Award, Certificate and Diploma in Employability and Personal Development are qualifications that help you develop key personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers and make progress in education.  Depending on the level you take, there are also vocational taster units available from a wide selection of industries.

By far the widest choice of Employability and Personal Development qualifications and units

The Employability and Personal Development suite consists of nearly 70 accredited qualifications with over 300 units. There's a wide choice of options to suit all learners and settings, but with that comes quite a lot of detail to navigate.

To help get to grips quickly with all that's available and how to access it, download our Guide to the Employability and Personal Development qualifications from the Centre documents section.

These qualifications are aimed at anyone wanting to improve their employment prospects, progress in education or live a more independent life.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

Interested in delivering this qualification?

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover a variety of topic areas including:

  • community involvement
  • enterprise
  • independent living
  • learning
  • lifestyle
  • preparing for employment
  • succeeding at work.

You will usually learn in a classroom environment; however some units may involve a workshop environment or actually going into a work place.

You could be assessed by a mix of a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration/assignment and/ or task-based controlled assessment.

Which level is right for me?

Entry 2
You are new to looking for a job and/or progressing further in education and need to improve your skills in order to get started.

Entry 3
You have some experience working and want to gain further skills and confidence to become more employable or continue in education

Level 1
You are an experienced worker and are looking to build on your skills and experience or continue in education

Level 2
You are an experienced worker and are looking to build on your skills and experience to further yourself in work or education.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can assist learners' chances of progressing in education and gaining employment in any industry.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

The qualifications are taught in a classroom environment, however occasionally learners may need to be taught in a work style environment or in a work place itself.

You will also need suitably qualified assessors.

No specific resources are needed for these qualifications.

Centres currently accredited to offer the 7546-01 suite of qualifications will now be able to access the new Diplomas at Entry 3 and Level 1 with immediate effect through the same Programme of Study and will not be required to gain additional approval from City & Guilds.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

No, there are no eligibility requirements for these qualifications.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are an experienced worker and are looking to build on your skills and experience to further yourself in work or education.

There are both awards and a certificate available at this level:

  • Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development
  • Level 2 Extended Award in Employability and Personal Development
  • Level 2 Certificate in Employability and Personal Development.

There are also a number of themed awards available:

  • Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Preparing for Employment
  • Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Succeeding at Work
  • Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Community Involvement
  • Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Lifestyle
  • Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Enterprise
  • Level 2 Award in Planning for Life and Work.

For full details, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can assist learners' chances of progressing in education and gaining employment in any industry.

Employability and Personal Development - (7546-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Preparing for Employment

  • Accreditation No: 600/4146/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 28 - 40 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Employability and Personal Development - (7546-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Community Involvement

  • Accreditation No: 600/4147/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 26 - 40 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Employability and Personal Development - (7546-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Lifestyle

  • Accreditation No: 600/4144/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 34 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Employability and Personal Development - (7546-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development - Enterprise

  • Accreditation No: 600/4254/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 36 - 40 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Employability and Personal Development - (7546-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2014 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Award in Planning for Life and Work

  • Accreditation No: 600/4149/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 22 - 22 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Award in Employability and Personal Development (7546-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2014 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Extended Award in Employability and Personal Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4148/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 34 - 70 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4178/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 22 - 40 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Award in Employability and Personal Development (7546-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2014 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Certificate in Employability and Personal Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4265/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 67 - 130 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Employability and Personal Development (Pay Up Front Route) (7546-14)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2014
Replacement qualification (5546)

Level 2 Certificate in Employability and Personal Development

  • Accreditation No: 600/4265/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 67 - 130 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

Learning Assistant is an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows colleges and training providers to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications.

Learn more about Learning Assistant >

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