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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 2
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/4376/X
GLH:
60 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£28.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Recognise personal growth and engagement in learning

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualifications, available at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3, are focused on those skills which will support a learner’s personal growth and increase their independence in adult life, including areas such as independent travel, self-advocacy, personal safety and developing relationships.  They provide a progression route from Entry 1 Personal Progress qualifications.

    These Personal and Social Skills qualifications have been developed as part of a coherent suite designed to recognise the achievements of learners working at Entry level, as they prepare for employment, independent living, further learning or adult life in general.  The suite also includes qualifications with the following titles:

    • Skills for Active Learners
    • Making Support Work
    • Personal and Social Skills
    • Preparation for Employment
    • Enterprise
    • Skills for Independent Living.

    Personal and Social Skills – 2019

    This qualification was developed in 2019 to update our Entry level suite of qualifications. It will replace the older LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award In Personal and Social Skills (Entry 2) qualification. The two versions of the qualification will run in parallel until 31st July 2020.

    If you are running Personal and Social Skills please double check that you are registering and claiming on the correct version. If you have any queries about which version you are approved for, please contact us.

    For information about the older version of the qualification, please visit LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award In Personal and Social Skills (Entry 2).

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 6 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must complete 6 credits. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.

    Being a householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4553
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    Being part of a group

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4555
    Click here to view full unit details

    Completing a task

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4818
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    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4559
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    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4561
    Click here to view full unit details

    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/504/8944
    Click here to view full unit details

    Handling money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4563
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    Healthy eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4567
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    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/4569
    Click here to view full unit details

    Keeping safe online

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4571
    Click here to view full unit details

    Looking after own mental wellbeing

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4573
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    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/617/4575
    Click here to view full unit details

    Managing money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4577
    Click here to view full unit details

    Negotiation skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4579
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/617/4580
    Click here to view full unit details

    Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/9475
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4583
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speaking up for yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/4586
    Click here to view full unit details

    Taking exercise

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4588
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4590
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    Using social and leisure facilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4592
    Click here to view full unit details

    Internal Quality Assessor Requirements

    DCS status for centres previously approved to offer the legacy version of this qualification can retain DCS status for this qualification subject to ongoing maintaining standards through external quality assurance monitoring.


    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is primarily aimed at learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) who need a structured programme of learning to support their personal and social development.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification includes a broad range of skills which will support a learner’s personal growth and increase their independence in adult life, including areas such as independent travel, self-advocacy, personal safety and developing relationships. There are no mandatory units, enabling learners and providers to work together to select units appropriate to the individual’s needs, interests and aspirations for the future, in line with the aims of the SEND reforms.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Personal and Social Skills.

    The Award is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who wish to combine a small amount of accredited learning with a broader unaccredited programme tailored to their personal goals. It is also suitable for learners, such as those on the autistic spectrum, who may be operating at a much higher level in other areas (e.g. academic subjects) but who need to target specific areas of personal development.

    It is particularly suitable for learners with more complex needs, where it is beneficial for their programme to be specifically focused on a carefully selected core skill set, relevant to their specific needs.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is not intended to lead directly to employment, although for the small numbers who may progress into a (supported) entry-level job role, the skills covered will be of use in any employment context.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or specific level of attainment to take this qualification and it is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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