Offering graded versions of some of our popular vocational qualifications.

We take pride in responding to feedback from our centres and in answer to your requests we have developed graded versions of some of our most popular vocational qualifications. Below, you’ll find a list of the available sectors.

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Certificate Size:

The key facts about these qualifications are that all the units are at Level 2, and are graded pass, merit or distinction. The overall qualification is also graded pass, merit, distinction. This will provide stretch and challenge for those wishing to progress to Level 3 in the sector or a related area.

These graded qualification have been developed in a way that allows them to be co-teachable with our other Level 2 qualifications in the sector. And, like their ungraded counterparts, they are assessed through a portfolio of evidence. 

Each qualification contains a number of optional sector specific units and four generic units – Communication Skills for the Workplace, Numeracy Skills for the Workplace ICT Skills for the Workplace, Improving own Employability Skills. Improving own Employability Skills is particularly suitable for those undertaking a period of work placement. Learners may also choose to carry out a project on a theme that relates to the sector.

Get in touch via our Contact Us page or by calling your usual Development contact, if you would use graded qualification in other sectors at Level 2 – for example, Public Service, Engineering.

If you would like to learn a little more about these new qualification, take a look at our recent webinar: