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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
- 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 Extended Certificate in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 2) 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 Extended Certificate in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 2).