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The days of a ‘career for life’ are numbered. Most of the current generation will hold jobs with a variety of employers and move across different employment sectors throughout their working lives.

Training Qualifications UK has a number of awards designed to help people learn and develop key life skills in preparation for young people joining the workforce. The awards, which include Volunteering, helps young people to add further knowledge and skills before embarking on the career of their choosing whilst providing a range of skills which can be applied to multiple career paths.

Our Employment Skills sector includes qualifications in Life Skills, Volunteering, Understanding Employment, Business and Enterprise and Job Search and Employment Potential.

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The full list of Employment Skills Qualifications are as follows:

To see information sheets and find out more, click on the name of the qualification you are interested in:

Click on a sub-sector to view qualifications within it:
TQUK Level 1 Award for Skills for Employment in the Hospitality Industry (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed in the hospitality industry. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7982/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 51
TQUK Level 1 Award in Employability Skills (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7881/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 36
TQUK Level 1 Award in Job Search and Employment Potential (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualification is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7889/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 40
TQUK Level 1 Award in Managing Personal Finances (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction into managing personal finances within the employment skills sector, this level 1 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including the identifying problems which may occur if expenditure is greater than income and stating the advantages and disadvantages of different types of accounts.

Qualification Number: 601/7814/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 20
TQUK Level 1 Award in Personal Development (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction to personal development within the employment skills sector, this level 1 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including being able to identify sources of support and information about the rights and responsibilities and describe how these could help and give examples of barriers which may prevent the exercise of their rights.

Qualification Number: 601/7840/1 Min Guided Learning Hours: 40
TQUK Level 1 Award in Personal Safety Awareness (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction into personal safety awareness within the employment skills sector, this level 1 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including the identifying situations and actions that may put personal safety and possessions at risk and outlining major facts provided by crime statistics which may contribute to the fear of crime.

Qualification Number: 601/7844/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 18
TQUK Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to be introduced to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners

Qualification Number: 601/7718/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 44
TQUK Level 1 Award in Stress Awareness (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction into stress awareness within the employment skills sector, this level 1 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including the identifying of short-term and long-term effects of stress on a person and giving examples of situations that trigger own stress.

Qualification Number: 601/7848/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 51
TQUK Level 1 Award in Understanding Employment, Business and Enterprise (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction into understanding employment, business and enterprise within the employment skills sector, this level 1 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including identifying what qualities are needed within a workforce to help a business/enterprise to be successful and identifying what makes good customer service.

Qualification Number: 601/7812/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 20
TQUK Level 1 Award in Volunteering (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop into a role as a volunteer. This qualification will help individuals identify suitable voluntary opportunities and maintain appropriate standards when volunteering.

Qualification Number: 601/6366/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 24
TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualification is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs.

Qualification Number: 601/7973/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 117
TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7890/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 90
TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Job Search and Employment Potential (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualification is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7891/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 91
TQUK Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries (RQF) icon

The qualification gives an introduction to the skills required for working the construction sector which could form part of progression to and preparation for employment.

Qualification Number: 601/7967/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 360
TQUK Level 2 Award in Citizenship and British Values (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners' knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to uphold British values in their current or future role. This includes developing an understanding of the effects of extremism, radicalisation and terrorism. The aims are to promote equality, diversity and social inclusion in the workplace to support the Government's agenda on tackling radicalisation and extremism. 

Qualification Number: 603/2342/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 12
TQUK Level 2 Award in Developing Skills for Employment (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7979/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 48
TQUK Level 2 Award in Employability Skills (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7892/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 36
TQUK Level 2 Award in Job Search and Employment Potential (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7893/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 40
TQUK Level 2 Award in Life Skills for Young People and Adults (QCF)  icon

Designed for learners looking to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to show appropriate levels of life awareness, structure, perception, behaviour and social responsibility which will enable awareness of life roles and responsibilities.

Qualification Number: 601/6429/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 10
TQUK Level 2 Award in Volunteering (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop into a role as a volunteer. This qualification will help individuals identify suitable voluntary opportunities and maintain appropriate standards when volunteering.

Qualification Number: 601/6367/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 24
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment (RQF)  icon

The purpose of this qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7978/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 104
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualifications is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7894/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 90
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Job Search and Employment Potential (RQF)  icon

The purpose of this qualification is to introduce learners to a wide range of skills which will support them when seeking employment and once they are employed. A wide range of options are available so that the content can be tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Qualification Number: 601/7895/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 93
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries (RQF) icon

This qualification gives an introduction to the skills required for working the construction sector which could form part of progression to and preparation for employment and to apprenticeships.

Qualification Number: 601/7968/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 250
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Speedway Business Skills (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking to gain knowledge and understanding of Speedway Business Skills within the Employment Skills industry sector, this level 2 diploma will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including the describing of how sports psychology can enhance performance, safe manual handling of objects in a track side environment, understanding sports injuries and creating rider profiles.

Qualification Number: 603/0176/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 953