Recognise personal growth and engagement in learning
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Why choose this qualification?
The suite of Gateway Qualifications qualifications in Personal Progress has been designed to address the needs of learners working at Entry 1 or below and in particular those with learning difficulties and disabilities. The qualifications ensure that all learners are given the same opportunities to access appropriate and relevant education and improve their life chances.
The qualifications have been developed to enable the achievements of learners working at Entry 1 (a level previously known as pre-Entry and excluded from national qualification frameworks) to be recognised. The qualifications follow the agreed Rules of Combination across all awarding bodies for qualifications at this level and with these titles.
Achievement is reported against the 10 stage Entry 1 achievement continuum which was developed by QCA as part of the trial of the Personal Progress qualifications in 2009. This continuum allows learners to demonstrate very small steps of progress and enables providers to differentiate between the levels of achievement of learners working within Entry 1.
Since 2009 the Personal Progress qualifications have been used successfully by providers with learners with a range of complex needs to recognise highly individualised achievements in areas of personal significance to learners (including, for example, self-advocacy, independent travel and communication skills). This suite of qualifications is now established as the main vehicle for formally recognising the achievements of learners with the most complex needs.