The Level 3 Certificate in Employment in a Chosen Sector is for those who wish to gain the knowledge and skills to advance their chances of gaining employment within a particular sector through the awareness and application of employability skills.

Learners may already be in employment or education and this qualification will give them the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the skills required to support applications for employment or educational progression or to move into new roles or occupations.

For more details see the Qualification Purpose Statement – 60322824

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Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 603/2283/4
Qualification Level 3
Credit Value 23 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 199 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 230 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 1 unit from Group A and all 6 units from Group B
Age Groups 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 September 1, 2017
Last Date for Starts August 31, 2022
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment qualification is required in order to deliver this qualification

The internal quality assurance qualification is required in order to quality assure this qualification

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No

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
SFEDI Awards Fees and Prices
Additional Qualification Application Form
Staff Matrix Update Form


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