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Following a review of our qualifications and the introduction of newer, updated vocational qualifications,  the following qualifications from our suite of Skills For… qualifications are being withdrawn.

In most cases, there is a newer, more up-to-date qualification available, and there are also units within our Vocational Studies qualifications which may provide suitable replacements.

Click on the links below to see each qualification page and information about other options where applicable.

Qualifications being withdrawn:

Administration

Entry Level Award in Skills for Business and Administration (Entry 3) – newer version available
Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Business and Administration (Entry 3) – newer version available
Level 1 Award in Skills for Business and Administration – newer version available
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Business and Administration – newer version available
Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Business and Administration – newer version available
Level 2 Award in Skills for Business and Administration

Animal Care and Veterinary Science

Entry Level Award In Skills for the Land-based Sector (Entry 3)
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for the Land-based Sector (Entry 3)
Level 1 Award In Skills for the Land-based Sector
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for the Land-based Sector
Level 1 Diploma in Skills for the Land-based Sector

Building and Construction

Entry Level Award in Skills for Construction (Entry 3) – newer version available
Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Construction (Entry 3) – newer version available
Level 1 Award in Skills for Construction – newer version available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Construction – newer version available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Construction – newer version available

Business Management

Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Business and Administration – newer version available
Level 2 Diploma In Skills for Business and Administration – newer version available
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Business and Administration – units available in alternative qualifications

Child Development and Well Being

Entry Level Award In Skills for Childcare (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for Childcare (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award In Skills for Childcare – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Childcare – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Childcare – newer qualification available

Crafts, Creative Arts and Design

Entry Level Award in Skills for Art and Design (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Art and Design (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award in Skills for Art and Design – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Art and Design – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Art and Design – newer qualification available
Level 2 Award In Skills for the Fashion Industries – newer qualification available
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for the Fashion Industries – newer qualification available
Level 2 Diploma In Skills for the Fashion Industries – newer qualification available
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for the Fashion Industries – units available in alternative qualifications

Engineering

Level 1 Award In Skills for Engineering – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Engineering – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Engineering – newer qualification available
Level 1 Extended Certificate In Skills for Engineering – units available in alternative qualifications

Health and Social Care

Entry Level Award In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – newer qualification available
Level 2 Award In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – newer qualification available
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – newer qualification available
Level 2 Diploma In Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – newer qualification available
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) – units available in alternative qualifications

Hospitality and Catering

Entry Level Award In Skills for Hospitality and Catering (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for Hospitality and Catering (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award In Skills for Hospitality and Catering – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Hospitality and Catering – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Hospitality and Catering – newer qualification available

Performing Arts

Entry Level Award In Skills for Performing Arts (Entry 3) – units available in alternative qualifications
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for Performing Arts (Entry 3) – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Award In Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Award In Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Award in Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Award in Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Music and Music Technology – units available in alternative qualifications
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Performing Arts – units available in alternative qualifications

Public Services

Level 1 Award in Skills for Public Services
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Public Services
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Public Services
Level 2 Award In Skills for Public Services
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Public Services
Level 2 Diploma In Skills for Public Services

Retailing and Wholesaling

Entry Level Award In Skills for Retail (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for Retail (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award In Skills for Retail – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Retail – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Retail – newer qualification available

Service Enterprises

Entry Level Award In Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector – newer qualification available

Sport, Leisure and Recreation

Entry Level Award In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure (Entry 3) – newer qualification available
Level 1 Award In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – newer qualification available
Level 2 Award In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – newer qualification available
Level 2 Diploma In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – newer qualification available
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – newer qualification available
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Sport and Active Leisure – units available in alternative qualifications

Transportation Operations and Maintenance

Entry Level Award In Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector (Entry 3)
Entry Level Certificate In Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector (Entry 3)
Level 1 Award In Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector – newer qualification available
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector – newer qualification available
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector – newer qualification available

Travel and Tourism

Level 1 Award In Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector
Level 1 Certificate In Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector
Level 1 Diploma In Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector
Level 2 Award In Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector
Level 2 Certificate In Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector
Level 2 Diploma In Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector

Key dates to remember

Here are important timescales to remember to ensure a smooth transition at your centre:

Operational end date – 31st July 2022

Certification end date – 31st July 2023

Recognition of prior learning

If you have already delivered units from an older version of a qualification and wish to move learners onto the new version, you may be able to claim Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the units they have already completed if the new units are similar enough. Please refer to the relevant qualification specification to check that RPL is permitted and then to the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Process for details of how to claim.