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This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2020 and the certification end date is 31/07/2021.

Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
13
Qualification No:
600/8334/7
GLH:
98 hours
Total qualification time:
130 hours
Price:
£61.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The PLTS framework comprises six groups of skills that, together with the functional skills of English, mathematics and ICT, are essential to success in learning, life and work.

    The six personal learning and thinking skills are:

      • Independent Enquiry
      • Creative Thinking
      • Reflective Learning
      • Teamwork
      • Effective Participation
      • Self-Management

    This suite of qualifications provides learners with formal recognition of transferable skills within the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) framework that describes the qualities and skills needed for success in learning and life that will enhance employability and progression opportunities. The PLTS framework is used by schools and is a key requirement of the Apprenticeship Frameworks as stated in the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (Jan 2011). The objective of these qualifications would be to enable learners to develop the six Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in preparation for further learning, both academic or vocational, particularly for those looking to progress onto an Apprenticeship as part of a pre-apprenticeship / Traineeship programme, or for those undertaking an Apprenticeship as a means of formally evidencing the PLTS requirement.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners complete one mandatory unit totalling 1 credit and six further units, totalling 12 credits, to achieve the certificate. Of these 12 credits, a minimum of 8 credits must be at Entry 3 and a maximum of 4 credits may be at Level 1. Learners cannot include more than one unit of the same title (e.g. a learner may not include Level 1 Skills for Team Workers and Entry 3 Skills for Team Workers).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners complete one 1 credit unit

    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/6267
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    Optional

    Learners complete 6 units, each of 2 credits

    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6246
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6245
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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