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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
26
Qualification No:
603/4375/8
GLH:
260 hours
Total qualification time:
260 hours
Price:
£105.50 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?

    The qualifications, available at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3, are focused on those skills which will support a learner’s personal growth and increase their independence in adult life, including areas such as independent travel, self-advocacy, personal safety and developing relationships.  They provide a progression route from Entry 1 Personal Progress qualifications.

    These Personal and Social Skills qualifications have been developed as part of a coherent suite designed to recognise the achievements of learners working at Entry level, as they prepare for employment, independent living, further learning or adult life in general.  The suite also includes qualifications with the following titles:

    • Skills for Active Learners
    • Making Support Work
    • Personal and Social Skills
    • Preparation for Employment
    • Enterprise
    • Skills for Independent Living.

    All the qualifications in the Entry level suite are designed to enable maximum flexibility, combining units at different levels and offering a wide range of choice, so that the curriculum can be led by the learners’ needs, accommodating the spiky profiles typical of learners at this level.  Learning outcomes and assessment criteria are written in such a way that centres have the freedom to determine their own approach to teaching and learning, as well as the most appropriate form of assessment and type of evidence.  In this way, the qualifications can be used to underpin person-centred programmes.

    Personal and Social Skills – 2019

    This qualification was developed in 2019 to update our Entry level suite and provide qualifications from Entry 1 to Entry 3. Two versions of the Entry 2 and Entry 3 qualifications will run in parallel until 31st July 2020.

    If you are running Personal and Social Skills please double check that you are registering and claiming on the correct version. If you have any queries about which version you are approved for, please contact us.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 26 credits of which a minimum of 14 credits must be at Entry 1, remaining credits can be achieved at, above, or below the level of the qualification. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title (e.g. a learner may not include Dealing with problems at Entry 1 and Entry 2).
    Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must complete 26 credits of which a minimum of 14 credits must be at Entry 1, remaining credits can be achieved at, above, or below the level of the qualification. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title (e.g. a learner may not include Dealing with problems at Entry 1 and Entry 2).

    Being a householder

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Being a householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4553
    Click here to view full unit details

    Being a householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4554
    Click here to view full unit details

    Looking after your own home

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4430
    Click here to view full unit details
    Being part of a group

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Being part of a group

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4422
    Click here to view full unit details

    Being part of a group

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4555
    Click here to view full unit details

    Being part of a group

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4556
    Click here to view full unit details
    Completing a task

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Completing a task

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4818
    Click here to view full unit details

    Completing a task

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4558
    Click here to view full unit details

    Contributing to tasks

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4817
    Click here to view full unit details
    Contributing to the community

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4423
    Click here to view full unit details

    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4559
    Click here to view full unit details

    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/617/4560
    Click here to view full unit details
    Dealing with problems

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4424
    Click here to view full unit details

    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4561
    Click here to view full unit details

    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4562
    Click here to view full unit details
    Direct own support

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/504/8944
    Click here to view full unit details

    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/504/8754
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making Support Work for You

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8701
    Click here to view full unit details
    Handling money

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Handling money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4563
    Click here to view full unit details

    Handling money

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4564
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using money

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4481
    Click here to view full unit details
    Healthy eating

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Healthy eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4426
    Click here to view full unit details

    Healthy eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4567
    Click here to view full unit details

    Healthy eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4568
    Click here to view full unit details
    Independent travel

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4427
    Click here to view full unit details

    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/4569
    Click here to view full unit details

    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/617/4570
    Click here to view full unit details
    Keeping safe online

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Keeping safe online

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4428
    Click here to view full unit details

    Keeping safe online

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4571
    Click here to view full unit details

    Keeping safe online

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4572
    Click here to view full unit details
    Looking after own mental wellbeing

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Looking after own mental wellbeing

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4429
    Click here to view full unit details

    Looking after own mental wellbeing

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4573
    Click here to view full unit details

    Looking after own mental wellbeing

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4574
    Click here to view full unit details
    Making choices

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/617/4434
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/617/4575
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4576
    Click here to view full unit details
    Managing money

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Managing money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4577
    Click here to view full unit details

    Managing money

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4578
    Click here to view full unit details
    Negotiation skills

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Negotiation Skills

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

    Negotiation skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4579
    Click here to view full unit details
    Personal safety

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Personal safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/617/4435
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/617/4580
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/617/4581
    Click here to view full unit details
    Rights and responsibilities

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/9476
    Click here to view full unit details

    Rights and Responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/9475
    Click here to view full unit details

    Rights and responsibilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4436
    Click here to view full unit details
    Self-awareness

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Self-awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4437
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4583
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-awareness

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4585
    Click here to view full unit details
    Speaking up for yourself

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Self-advocacy

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4587
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speaking up for yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4478
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speaking up for yourself

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/4586
    Click here to view full unit details
    Taking exercise

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Taking exercise

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4479
    Click here to view full unit details

    Taking exercise

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4588
    Click here to view full unit details

    Taking exercise

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4589
    Click here to view full unit details
    Understanding relationships

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Understanding relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4480
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4590
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding relationships

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4591
    Click here to view full unit details
    Using social and leisure facilities

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Using social and leisure facilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4482
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using social and leisure facilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4592
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using social and leisure facilities

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4593
    Click here to view full unit details

    Internal Quality Assessor Requirements

    DCS status for centres previously approved to offer the legacy version of this qualification can retain DCS status for this qualification subject to ongoing maintaining standards through external quality assurance monitoring.


    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is primarily aimed at learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) who need a structured programme of learning to support their personal and social development.


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

    This qualification includes a broad range of skills which will support a learner’s personal growth and increase their independence in adult life, including areas such as independent travel, self-advocacy, personal safety and developing relationships. 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 the future, in line with the aims of the SEND reforms.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Personal and Social Skills.

    The Award is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who wish to combine a small amount of accredited learning with a broader unaccredited programme tailored to their personal goals. It is also suitable for learners, such as those on the autistic spectrum, who may be operating at a much higher level in other areas (e.g. academic subjects) but who need to target specific areas of personal development.

    It is particularly suitable for learners with more 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) entry-level job role, the skills covered will be of use in any employment context.


    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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