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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
3
Qualification No:
600/8911/8
GLH:
30 hours
Total qualification time:
30 hours
Price:
£18.00 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?

    Qualifications in Progression are a flexible and responsive range of general and pre-vocational qualifications devised with the aim to progress learners into further learning and/or employment. They also contain many of the units from the popular Skills Towards Enabling Progression (Step-Up) qualifications so can be used in their place.

    The qualification consist of a range of core units to provide opportunities for learners to develop skills in the areas such as literacy, numeracy, ICT, employability, learning to learn and personal development; plus a range of taster units in different sector specific areas providing opportunities for learners to test out their abilities and personal preferences before selecting a chosen career or employment route.

    These qualifications will be of particular benefit to those learners who:
    want to progress into other further or higher education courses, or into new work area
    are returning, or planning to return, to work and who are seeking to update and/or add to their employment skills
    would benefit from alternative approaches to curriculum and learning
    want to test out a vocational area to inform their career/employment choices
    for whatever reason, have not previously achieved in education
    need to develop their literacy and/or numeracy skills.

    The qualifications allow learners to achieve the size and level of qualification most suitable for their needs and relevant to their stage of learning, providing an opportunity to work towards qualifications in small steps. The Qualifications in Progression are also approved to run with pre-16 learners. They contain many of the units from the popular Skills Towards Enabling Progression (Step-Up) qualifications so can be used in their place.

    Changes to our Progression qualifications

    The recent review of our suite of Progression qualifications has resulted in changes to the content of the qualifications that came in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Progression qualification specification (that covers E3 – L2), which is available on this page. Should you require information on the qualifications prior to the review, please refer to the previous version of the Progression qualification specification.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 3 credits from any Unit Group (Core Units are optional in this Qualification).


    Units

    (Core Skills)

    Learners must achieve 3 credits from any Unit Group (Core units are optional in this Qualification)

    Alcohol and Drug Misuse Awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/8484
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    Aspects of Citizenship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8425
    Click here to view full unit details

    Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/0753
    Click here to view full unit details

    Basic Craft Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/5687
    Click here to view full unit details

    British values and keeping safe from radicalisation

    Level:
    Entry 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/618/1025
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    Budgeting

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/504/7493
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4061
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    Check that a Small Animal is Healthy

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/0769
    Click here to view full unit details

    Checking and Maintaining Fluid Levels on a Car

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/505/0094
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    Clothing Design

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8938
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    Communication Skills for Group and Teamwork

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/8428
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4080
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4073
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    Developing Confidence Working with Animals

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9562
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    Developing Skills for Gaining Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8519
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing Skills for Listening to Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/9608
    Click here to view full unit details

    Developing a Personal Learning Programme

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8286
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exercise as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7637
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4087
    Click here to view full unit details

    Food Safety and Storage

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8228
    Click here to view full unit details

    Garden Horticulture Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/9277
    Click here to view full unit details

    Garden Maintenance Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/9278
    Click here to view full unit details

    Groom a Small Animal

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/0777
    Click here to view full unit details

    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4094
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    Individual Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/502/0458
    Click here to view full unit details

    Introduction to Mixed Media in 2D

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8957
    Click here to view full unit details

    Introduction to Road Safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/8712
    Click here to view full unit details

    Living in the Community

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/8576
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    Making Choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/9462
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4103
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    Managing Money

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9465
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    Managing Social Relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/502/0457
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    Mental Wellbeing

    Level:
    Entry 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/618/1024
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    Needle/Textile Crafts

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/8959
    Click here to view full unit details

    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4108
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal Development

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/506/0576
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    Planning and Participating in Short Walks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/506/0947
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    Plant Propagation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9285
    Click here to view full unit details

    Preparation for Work Experience

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/505/8583
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    Recognising Own Achievements

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/8792
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    Recognising Small Animals

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/6084
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    Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9476
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    Setting Personal Goals

    Level:
    Entry 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/1344
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    Skills for Employability

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/8788
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    Skills for Shopping

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8695
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    Take Part in an Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/504/8713
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    The Local Community

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/8536
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4146
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Self and Others

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/506/0678
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    Use and Maintain Garden Tools

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/9257
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    Volunteering

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/8881
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    Work Experience

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8720
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/617/4127
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4152
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4155
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    Young Parenthood

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/8899
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    (Optional - English, Maths, Digital)

    Learners must achieve 3 credits from any Unit Group (Core Units are optional in this Qualification)

    Digital Skills for Everyday Life

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/8863
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4158
    Click here to view full unit details

    Email Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/505/1721
    Click here to view full unit details

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
    Click here to view full unit details

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
    Click here to view full unit details

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
    Click here to view full unit details

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification is designed for learners who need a short, focused course to enable them to progress from their specific starting point to their planned destination, usually some form of further learning, but in some cases employment or improved status in terms of their personal and social development. Typical users of the qualification will include learners who require a personalised approach to training and development in order to enable them to overcome a specific barriers and progress successfully.

    The wide range of optional units in this qualification means that it is appropriate for many different types of learners with different needs, interests and aspirations.

    Examples of users who would benefit from this qualification include learners who:
    • need to develop a specific skill and/or area of knowledge in order to progress to more mainstream education courses, or into employment or to new work areas
    • need a small amount of Entry 3 learning to ‘kick-start’ a predominantly L


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

    This qualification includes a wide range of vocational, employability and personal and social development knowledge and skills. Learners have the freedom to work with the provider to select the most appropriate unit or units to meet their needs, interests and ambitions for the future.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Entry 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Progression. The Award is most suitable for learners who require a short Entry 3 course in order to develop their employability, personal and social development and/or vocational or subject-based learning before they are ready to progress to further learning or training and/or operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work. The Award can be used as an Entry 3 ‘stepping stone’ at the start of a predominantly Level 1 programme, particularly where learners lack confidence or need an early experience of achievement in order to remain engaged in learning. It can also be used to accredit aspects of a supported internship or the work preparation element of a traineeship.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The main purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to progress to further learning or training. However, for some learners it can support progression to an entry-level job or supported employment opportunity across different sectors.


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    The qualification supports progression to a wide range of further learning opportunities including further Entry 3 learning but also Level 1 qualifications, such as the vocational qualifications in the Gateway Qualifications Suite of Skills Qualifications, e.g. Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Extended Certificate in Skills for Retail.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners are not required to have any prior qualifications or demonstrate specific levels of attainment to access this qualification. The qualifications are available to learners of any age.

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