Recognise personal growth and engagement in learning
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
Available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 these qualifications have been developed to enable the accreditation of the transferable skills that learners gain through active involvement in their own learning programme.
The qualifications provide an opportunity to recognise the transferable skills learners develop through actively engaging in their own learning programme.
They enable providers to offer accreditation for highly personalised programmes, where it might not be appropriate to use qualifications to recognise the specific content but where it might be desirable to capture the process skills learners are developing along the way.
Focusing on the learning skills gives providers the freedom to select contexts for learning that are suitable for individuals or specific groups of learners, and hence personalise their learning, while supporting progression to a wide range of further learning opportunities.
Rules of Combination
Learners must complete 6 credits at Entry 1.
Learners must complete a minimum of 6 credits to achieve the qualification.
Knowing How You Learn
Making Choices about Learning
Making Support Work for You
Preparing for the Future
Recognising Own Achievements
Reviewing and Reflecting on Own Progress
Starting Out on a New Learning Experience
What is the purpose of this qualification?
The qualification is designed for learners who are working at the earliest stages of Entry level, particularly for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including learners with the most complex needs. No prior attainment is needed.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
This qualification includes those transferable skills, at a very basic level, that learners develop through actively engaging in their own learning programme, such as target-setting, making choices about learning, monitoring progress, recognising achievement, and planning for progression. None of the units are mandatory, enabling learners to focus on those that are most significant to their progress.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
There is an Award and Certificate with this title. The Award will meet the needs of learners, including those on study programmes who wish to combine a small amount of accredited learning with a broader unaccredited programme tailored to their personal goals. It is particularly suitable for learners with the most 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 job role the skills covered will be of use in an employment context.
What are the progression options?
This qualification will support further Entry level learning in any area as its focus is on developing the core skills required to optimise learning experiences
Progression & entry requirementsThe qualification is designed for learners at any age who are working at the earliest stages of Entry level, particularly for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including learners with the most complex needs. No prior attainment is needed.
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).
How to find a learning aim
If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:
We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.
This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.
The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.