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This qualification is being withdrawn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 2
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
26
Qualification No:
600/9579/9
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 provide an opportunity to recognise the transferable skills learners develop through actively engaging in their own learning programme. They 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.

    Notice of Qualification Withdrawal

    This qualification is being withdrawn as it is being superseded by a new Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Extended Certificate in Personal and Social Skills (Entry 2) qualification.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 Certificate In Personal and Social Skills (Entry 2) qualification, please contact us.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 26 credits of which a minimum of 14 credits must be at Entry 2, 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. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Personal and Social Skills

    Learners must complete 26 credits, of which a minimum of 14 credits must be at E2.

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

    Level:
    Entry Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8701
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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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    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 an extended, 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 Extended Certificate is designed to meet the needs of learners, including those on 16-19/25 study programmes, who will benefit from an extended, structured learning programme focused on personal development, delivered over at least a year, before they are ready to progress either to further learning (including employment focused-provision) or to gain the skills they need to operate effectively in their adult lives.


    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.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress from this qualification to further Entry level learning in the area of personal and social skills, including, for example, to the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Personal and Social Skills (Entry 3). They may also be able to progress to qualifications focused on developing employability skills such as the Gateway Qualifications Entry level Certificate in Preparation for Employment (Entry 3).


    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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