BTEC Specialist qualifications Planning and Participating in Work Experience (E3)

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This qualification is due to expire on 31st December 2020, after which no more registrations will be accepted. An alternative replacement qualification can be found here: Workskills (Entry 3)

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying the BTEC Specialist Entry level 3 qualification in Planning and Participating in Work Experience. These qualifications, accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), help boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers look for.

Units offered include: strategies to develop and practise the skills required to work safely and with others, and setting short and long-term job goals from learning gained in a placement.

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BTEC Entry Level 3 Planning and Participating in Work Experience specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC Specialist qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Entry Level 3 Award in Planning and Participating in Work Experience
Entry Level 3
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  • 31 August 2016 ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.

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Why choose this specification?

These qualifications are designed to help learners taking a work placement to develop the work skills and experience required by employers.

They’re designed to support the needs of learners in the 16-19 study programme, including both those taking a short period of work experience alongside their academic qualification and learners on a five-month work placement in a traineeship programme.

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These qualifications are designed to be used as part of Skilled for Life where a learner’s programme has been designed around high quality work experience. 

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Studying this specification

This course allows you to put your experience of carrying out purposeful, real tasks in the workplace towards achieving a qualification, giving you tangible evidence of your experience to include in your CV.

You’ll be able to show evidence of many of the attitudes and behaviours that employers look for, such as reliability, punctuality, communication skills and teamwork.​

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