The Level 2 Certificate in Self Employment is for those who wish to gain an understanding of what is involved in the setting up of a new business.

The qualification looks at what the challenges and risks of starting a business may be and develops a working knowledge around specific business skills such as marketing and business relationships.

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Overview

Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 603/3468/X
Qualification Level 2
Credit Value 14 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 106 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 140 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 14 credits from the optional units
Age Groups pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

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

First Date for Registrations August 1, 2018
Last Date for Starts July 31, 2023
Delivery Staff Requirements

There is no requirement for Delivery/Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance staff to hold the Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance qualification.

It is recommended that, as best practice, staff should be working towards these or already achieved the appropriate qualification.

If the centre decides to use none qualified tutors/trainers/line managers for the delivery or quality assurance of a qualification, staff members must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and skills within the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of programmes of learning.

This can be done through the completion of one the following documents dependent on the role the individual will be undertaking:

Assessor Competency Statement

Quality Assurer Competency Statement

If you wish to access public funding for the delivery of qualifications, please refer to your funding agency for delivery staff qualification requirements.

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) ££40

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

Documentation

Below you will find the unit specification for the qualification setting out both the structure of the qualification and also the content of the units contained

Level 2 Certificate in Self Employment

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