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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
26
Qualification No:
603/4517/2
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?

    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.

    These Skills for Independent Living 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.

    Skills for Independent Living – 2019

    This qualification was developed in 2019 to update our Entry level suite of qualifications. It will replace the older LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award In Enterprise (Entry 1) qualification. The two versions of the qualification will run in parallel until 31st July 2020.

    If you are running Skills for Independent Living qualifications 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.

    For information about the older version of the qualification, please visit LEGACY: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award In Enterprise (Entry 1).

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 26 credits of which a minimum of 16 must be at Entry 1, remaining credits could be at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 or Level 1. Learners must include units from at least 2 of the 3 groups: A Personal and Social Skills, B Employability Skills and C Learning Skills. They cannot include more than 19 credits from any one group. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title (e.g. a learner may not include Working in a Team at Entry 1 and Entry 2).


    Units

    Personal and Social Skills

    Learners can include up to 19 credits from this group.

    Being a householder

    Learners may chose 1 unit from this group.

    Being a householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4554
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    Being a householder

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4553
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    Looking after your own home

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4430
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    Being part of a group

    Learners may choose 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
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    Being part of a group

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4555
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    Being part of a group

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4556
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    Completing a task

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Completing a task

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4558
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    Completing a task

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4818
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    Contributing to tasks

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4817
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    Contributing to the community

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4423
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    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4559
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    Contributing to the community

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/617/4560
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    Dealing with problems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4424
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    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4561
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    Dealing with problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4562
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    Direct own support

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Direct Own Support

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/504/8754
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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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    Making Support Work for You

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8701
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    Handling money

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Handling money

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4564
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    Handling money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4563
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    Using money

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4481
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    Healthy eating

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Healthy eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4426
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    Healthy eating

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4567
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    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 choose 1 unit from this group.

    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4427
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    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/4569
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    Independent travel

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/617/4570
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    Keeping safe online

    Learners may choose 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
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    Keeping safe online

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4572
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    Looking after own mental wellbeing

    Learners may choose 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
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    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 choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/617/4434
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    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/617/4575
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    Making choices

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/617/4576
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    Managing money

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Managing money

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4577
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    Managing money

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4578
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    Negotiation skills

    Learners may choose 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 choose 1 unit from this group.

    Personal safety

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/617/4435
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    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
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    Rights and responsibilities

    Learners may choose 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 choose 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 choose 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 choose 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
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    Taking exercise

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4589
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    Understanding relationships

    Learners may choose 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
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    Using social and leisure facilities

    Learners may choose 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
    Employability Skills

    Learners can include up to 19 credits from this group.

    Applying for jobs

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Applying for Jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9658
    Click here to view full unit details

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4047
    Click here to view full unit details

    Applying for jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/5092
    Click here to view full unit details
    Career Planning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4061
    Click here to view full unit details
    Communication skills for work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Communication Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4080
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/5042
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/5093
    Click here to view full unit details
    Completing a workplace task

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Completing a workplace task

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4790
    Click here to view full unit details

    Completing a workplace task

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4557
    Click here to view full unit details

    Contributing to workplace tasks

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/5044
    Click here to view full unit details
    Conduct and personal presentation for work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Conduct and personal presentation for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/5043
    Click here to view full unit details

    Conduct and personal presentation for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/5094
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4070
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    Dealing with work-related problems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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/617/5110
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4143
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    Digital skills for work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4958
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    Digital skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4957
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    Direct own support in the workplace

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Direct own support in the workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4791
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    Direct own support in the workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4792
    Click here to view full unit details
    Exploring and presenting enterprise ideas

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4087
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4090
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    Exploring the World of Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Exploring the world of work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4813
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    Understanding the world of work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/5115
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    Understanding the world of work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/5116
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    Finding jobs

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Finding jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4814
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    Finding jobs

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/5107
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4131
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    Following instructions

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4093
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    Following Instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/5103
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    Following instructions

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/5045
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    Health and safety in the workplace

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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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    Interview skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/5046
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/5104
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4099
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    Introduction to self-employment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4102
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    Making the most of work placement

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    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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    Making the most of work placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/5049
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    Making the most of work placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/5105
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    Numeracy skills for work

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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4149
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    Numeracy skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/5090
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    Numeracy skills for work

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/5106
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    Presenting information about self to an employer

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    Presenting information about self to an employer

    Level:
    Entry 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4815
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    Presenting information about self to an employer

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/5108
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    Reviewing and reflecting on own progress towards employment

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    Reviewing and reflecting on own progress towards employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4793
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    Reviewing and reflecting on own progress towards employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4794
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    Self-management skills for work

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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4134
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    Setting work-related targets

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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 Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4138
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    Setting work-related targets

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    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/5109
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    Time management

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    Time Management

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
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    2
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    F/617/4146
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    Understanding self in an employability context

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    Understanding self in an employability context

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/617/4795
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    Understanding self in an employability context

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/4796
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    Using tools or equipment in the workplace

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    Using tools or equipment in the workplace

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    Entry Level 2
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    20
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    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4797
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    Using tools or equipment in the workplace

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    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4798
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    Working in a team

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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 in a team

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4816
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    Working in a team

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    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/5117
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    Working safely

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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 safely

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    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/5091
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    Working safely

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    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/5118
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    Working with customers

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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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    Working with Customers

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    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9659
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    Working with customers

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/5095
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    Working with Others in the Workplace

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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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    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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    Working with others in the workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/5235
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    Learning Skills

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    Adjusting to a New Setting

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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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    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:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/8831
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    Direct Own Support

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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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    Identifying Own Starting Point

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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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    Identifying Own Starting Point

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/8833
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    Knowing How You Learn

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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

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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 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8732
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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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    Preparing for the Future

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

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

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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

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

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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 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8743
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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:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/8852
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    Starting Out on a New Learning Experience

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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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    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 for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND), including those with complex needs, 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 Extended Certificate is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who need an extended programme (usually over two years), or for those who need an even longer programme (perhaps over three years) which combines accredited learning with non-accredited provision, 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 supports progression to supported employment opportunities across a number of sectors.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress from this qualification to further Entry level learning in preparation for their adult lives, including, for example, the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 2) or to more specifically focused Entry level qualifications such as the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Preparation for Employment (Entry 2).


    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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