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This qualification is being withdrawn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:
37
Qualification No:
600/9362/6
GLH:
363 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£122.00 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?

    Available at Entry 1, 2 and 3, the Skills for Independent Living qualifications allow learners to develop the skills most relevant to them, as they prepare for or make the most of adult life. They are able to combine employability, personal and social and learning skills, as appropriate, to create a highly personalised package to meet their individual needs, whether their primary focus is on progression to employment, independent living, further learning or a combination of these.

    The rule of combination also enables them to work at the level most relevant to them in each of the different skills they choose to include in their qualification, as Entry level learners typically have quite varied profiles in relation to different skill areas.

    Notice of Qualification Withdrawal

    This qualification is being withdrawn as it is being superseded by a new Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Diploma in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 3) qualification.

    The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31st July 2020 and the certification end date is 31st July 2021.

    Please ensure that any information on the qualification held by your centre is updated. If you have any questions about this matter please do not hesitate to contact QualDev@gatewayqualifications.org.uk.

    If you wish to gain approval for the new Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Diploma in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 3) qualification, please contact us.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 37 credits of which a minimum of 20 must be at Entry 3 or above. Learners must include units from at least 2 of the 3 groups: O1 Personal and Social Skills; O2 Employability Skills; and O3 Learning Skills. They cannot include more than 30 credits from any one group. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Personal and Social Skills

    Learners can include up to 30 credits from this group.

    Being Part of a Group

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/9432
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    Being Part of a Group

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9431
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    Being a Householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/9430
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    Being a Householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/9429
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    Completing Tasks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9434
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    Completing Tasks

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9433
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    Contributing to the Community

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/504/9437
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    Contributing to the Community

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/504/9436
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    Dealing with Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4159
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    Dealing with Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/9439
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    Dealing with Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9438
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    Developing Community Participation Skills: Getting Out and About

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/502/4169
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    Developing Independent Living Skills: Being Healthy

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/4168
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    Developing Independent Living Skills: Having Your Say

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/502/4164
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    Developing Independent Living Skills: Keeping Safe

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/4165
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    Developing Independent Living Skills: Looking After your Own Home

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4166
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    Developing Self Awareness: All About Me

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4422
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    Encountering Experiences: Being a Part of Things

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/4161
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    Engaging with the World Around You: Events

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/4203
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    Engaging with the World Around You: Objects

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/502/4205
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    Engaging with the World Around You: People

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/4175
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    Exercise as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7637
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    Exercise as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9449
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    Getting on with Other People

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4160
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    Handling Money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9450
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    Healthy Eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/9453
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    Healthy Eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9455
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    Independent Travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/9459
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    Independent Travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/9457
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    Making Choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/9462
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    Making Choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/9461
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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 Money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/9463
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9468
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9469
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    Participate in a Sport or Active Leisure Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/7639
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    Personal Safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/9473
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    Personal Safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/504/9470
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    Preparing to Participate in a Sport or Active Leisure Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/504/7642
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    Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/9475
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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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    Rights and Responsibilities: Everybody Matters

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/4439
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    Self-Advocacy

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/504/9477
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    Self-Awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9478
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    Self-Awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9479
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    Speaking up for Yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9481
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    Travel within the Community: Going Places

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/4171
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    Understanding Relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9485
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    Understanding Relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/9483
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    Understanding What Money is Used For

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/600/0438
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    Using Local Health Services

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/4172
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    Using Social and Leisure Facilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/9488
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    Using Social and Leisure Facilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/9487
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    Employability Skills

    Learners can include up to 30 credits from this group.

    Applying for Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9720
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    Applying for Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9658
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    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/503/2807
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Completing Tasks at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9722
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9670
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Dealing with Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9660
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    Dealing with Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/9688
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    Developing Communication Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/502/4317
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    Developing ICT Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4324
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    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4449
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    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Getting Things Done

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/502/4450
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    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Health and Safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4451
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    Developing Skills for the Workplace: Looking and Acting the Part

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4452
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    Early Mathematics: Developing Number Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4325
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9724
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Exploring the World of Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9661
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    Finding Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9707
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    Finding Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9725
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    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9726
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    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9779
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    Health and Safety at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/9727
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9712
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/9690
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Managing Your Time

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/9736
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    Personal Presentation at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9738
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    Personal Presentation at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/9761
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9662
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9692
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/9741
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/9715
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    Presenting Information about Self to an Employer

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/9663
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    Presenting Information about Self to an Employer

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9695
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    Producing a CV

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9705
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2823
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
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    Self-management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2810
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    Setting Work-related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9696
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    Setting Work-related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9664
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/503/2817
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2818
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    Taking Part in an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/9717
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    Taking Part in an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/9743
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    Understanding the World of Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/9698
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/9728
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9757
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/9748
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9665
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9700
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    Working with Customers

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9659
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    Working with Others in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9701
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    Working with Others in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/9710
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    Learning Skills

    Learners can include up to 30 credits from this group.

    Adjusting to a New Setting

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/8831
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    Adjusting to a New Setting

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/8753
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    Adjusting to a New Setting

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8709
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    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/504/8944
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    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/504/8832
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    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/504/8754
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    Identifying Own Starting Point

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/8833
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    Identifying Own Starting Point

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/8728
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    Identifying Own Starting Point

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/8758
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    Knowing How You Learn

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8696
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    Making Choices about Learning

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8698
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    Making Choices about Learning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8760
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    Making Choices about Learning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8841
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    Making Choices about Learning

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8732
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    Making Support Work for You

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8701
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    Preparing for the Future

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8702
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    Preparing for the Future

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/504/8791
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    Preparing for the Future

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/504/8844
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    Preparing for the Future

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/8733
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    Recognising Own Achievements

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/8846
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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 Own Achievements

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/8704
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    Recognising Own Achievements

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/8736
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    Review Own Support

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/8849
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    Reviewing and Reflecting on Own Progress

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/8850
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    Reviewing and Reflecting on Own Progress

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/8740
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    Reviewing and Reflecting on Own Progress

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/8706
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    Reviewing and Reflecting on Own Progress

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8793
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    Setting Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/8707
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    Setting Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8829
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    Setting Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8743
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    Setting Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/8852
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    Starting Out on a New Learning Experience

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/504/8708
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    Starting a New Experience

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/8752
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    Starting a New Learning Experience

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8830
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    Starting a New Learning Experience

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/504/8855
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is primarily intended for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) who would benefit from a broad programme of learning which combines the skills needed for increased independence, (supported) employment and/or further learning.


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

    This qualification includes a broad range of skills which will support learners to develop the skills they will need in order to live fulfilling adult lives including:

    • personal and social skills such as self-advocacy and independent travel;
    • the generic employability skills common to most entry-level jobs, including supported employment opportunities, such as following instructions and getting on with colleagues;
    • learning skills such as setting targets and reviewing progress.
    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 their adult lives, in line with the aims of the SEND reforms.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Independent Living. The Diploma is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who need a lengthy programme (usually over two to three years) before progressing to further learning at the next level or in order to achieve their desired adult life outcomes.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification can support progression to supported employment opportunities and entry-level job roles across a number of sectors.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners have a number of further learning progression options from this qualification, including to Level 1 employability qualifications such as the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills and Level 1 vocational qualifications such as Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Certificate in Retail.


    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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    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.

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