The Level 1 Certificate in Gateway to Independent and Remote Working supports individuals through the development of the knowledge and skills relating to independent working including how to promote their abilities and skills in order to win work, the rights and responsibilities they have as an independent worker and also how to construct a longer term career as an independent worker.

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Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 603/1083/2
Qualification Level 1
Credit Value 13 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 110 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 130 hours
Duration Completion within 3 years
Structure 4 mandatory units
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification

First Date for Registrations March 1, 2017
Last Date for Starts January 31, 2021
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment qualification is not required in order to deliver this qualification.

The internal quality assurance qualification is not required in order to quality assure this qualification.

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £60.00

Learner Support

An initial assessment will be carried out with you by your learning provider where any individual learning needs you may have will be reviewed and appropriate support put in place

Progression Routes

Those who complete this qualification may wish to undertake other SFEDI Awards qualifications further details of which can be found on our website.

SFEDI Awards offers a range of qualifications which explore the further development of enterprise skills and knowledge.


Below you will find further details relating to the qualification and also the necessary paperwork for your approved centre to add it to your centre offer. If you require further information or would like guidance please contact the SFEDI Awards Customer Service Team who will be more than happy to help you

Qualification Specification

For existing centres to add this qualification to your offer please complete the Centre Update form found here

If you are not already a SFEDI Awards centre and would like to offer this qualification you can find out more about the application process here


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