The Level 1 Award in Social Media for Business Use (QCF) is designed to give learners the opportunity to explore how social media can be used by a business in order to make use of networks in order to engage with potential and existing customers.


Regulator Ofqual
QCF Reference Number 600/9351/1
QCF Level 1
Credit Value 6 credits
Guided Learning Hours 32 hours
Duration Completion within two years
Structure 2 mandatory units
Age Groups pre-16, 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 June 1, 2013
Last Date for Starts December 31, 2017
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

See the qualification specification for further guidance relating to delivery staff competency requirements

Registration Fee for Centres £

Learner Support

As part of our partnership with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, learners completing this qualification are entitled to 1 years free study membership normally worth £25 provided for by SFEDI Awards.

This membership enables learners to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Regular information on what’s happening through the IOEE Enterprise and Mentoring
    Monthly including case studies of people just like you who are becoming more enterprising
  • Opportunities to meet other business owners in our online communities who are happy
    to share how they have been there, done it, got the t-shirt and continue to wear it!
  • Enterprise resources including videos and articles to enhance your understanding of
    enterprise and enterprise support
  • The chance to meet other members through our Meet a Mentor and networking events
  • A chance to compare notes with other entrepreneurs and business support professionals
    through the online groups and forums
  • A chance to promote yourself and your business to other IOEE members through your IOEE profile page

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.

Details of related qualifications can be found within the Related Qualification section at the bottom of this page


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 (219)

SFEDI Awards Fees and Prices (264)

New Qualification Application Form (193)

New Delivery Location Application Form (205)

Staff Matrix Update Form (203)


Related Qualifications

Level 4 Certificate in the Provision of Skills Development Advice to a Business
Level 3 Award in Understanding and Planning Business Resilience
Level 2 Award in the Promotion of Products and Services Through Social Media
Level 2 Award in Supplier Selection
Level 2 Award in Selling a Product or Service
Level 2 Award in Recruitment for Your Business
Level 3 Diploma in Enterprising Skills in a Business Environment
Level 2 Award in the Promotion of Products and Services Through Social Media
Level 1 Award in Social Media for Business Use