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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/8914/3
GLH:
34 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    Qualifications in Progression are a flexible and responsive range of general and pre-vocational qualifications devised with the aim to progress learners into further learning and/or employment. They also contain many of the units from the popular Skills Towards Enabling Progression (Step-Up) qualifications so can be used in their place.

    The qualification consist of a range of core units to provide opportunities for learners to develop skills in the areas such as literacy, numeracy, ICT, employability, learning to learn and personal development; plus a range of taster units in different sector specific areas providing opportunities for learners to test out their abilities and personal preferences before selecting a chosen career or employment route.

    These qualifications will be of particular benefit to those learners who:
    want to progress into other further or higher education courses, or into new work area
    are returning, or planning to return, to work and who are seeking to update and/or add to their employment skills
    would benefit from alternative approaches to curriculum and learning
    want to test out a vocational area to inform their career/employment choices
    for whatever reason, have not previously achieved in education
    need to develop their literacy and/or numeracy skills.

    The qualifications allow learners to achieve the size and level of qualification most suitable for their needs and relevant to their stage of learning, providing an opportunity to work towards qualifications in small steps. The Qualifications in Progression are also approved to run with pre-16 learners. They contain many of the units from the popular Skills Towards Enabling Progression (Step-Up) qualifications so can be used in their place.

     

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 6 credits from either Unit Group A or Unit Group B.


    Units

    Group A (Core Skills Level 1)

    Learners must achieve 6 credits from either Unit Group A or Unit Group B.

    Active Citizenship in the Local Community

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/504/8510
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    Alcohol Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8281
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    Aspects of Citizenship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/8511
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    Assertive Living

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/506/0558
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    Basic Food Preparation and Cooking

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/9391
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    British values and keeping safe from radicalisation

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/618/1026
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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    Checking and Maintaining Car Wheels and Tyres

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/505/0092
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    Communication Skills for Group and Teamwork

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7689
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    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Confidence and Self-Esteem

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/506/1966
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    Creative Writing Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/0881
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    Cultivating Herbs

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/9241
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/8432
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    Developing Skills for Independent Life

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/506/0560
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    Developing Skills in Caring for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8516
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    Developing a Personal Learning Programme

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8287
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    Developing own Interpersonal Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/8429
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    Digital Marketing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3676
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    Digital Photography

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/9101
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    Discover Local History

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/8607
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    Drug Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/506/0587
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Family Relationships

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8225
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    Fashion Design: Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8955
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    Food Safety and Storage

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/8931
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    Garment Construction: Sewing Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    54
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/505/1030
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    Good Tenancy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/505/4058
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    Graphic Design

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/617/1192
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/601/3408
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    Health and Hygiene in the Home

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/8557
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    Health and Safety in a Practical Environment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/504/8263
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Health, Safety and First Aid at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/506/1589
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    Healthy Living

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8264
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    Household Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4001
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    Identification of Basic External and Internal Car Parts

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/3061
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    Improving Assertiveness and Decision Making

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/8555
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    Improving Own Confidence

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/8274
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    Improving own learning and performance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/9497
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Peer Support Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/8625
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    Living in the Community

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8563
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Managing Your Own Learning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/8552
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    Mental Wellbeing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/618/1023
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Parenting Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/8566
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    Performance Improvisation Techniques

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/0909
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    Personal Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8837
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    Personal Budgeting and Managing Money

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/0787
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    Personal Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4104
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    Personal Career Preparation

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/505/4105
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    Personal Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/7792
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    Personal Relationships

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/8839
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    Personal and Interpersonal Conflict

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8826
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    Physical Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/7500
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    Planning own Fitness Programme

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/8947
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    Prejudice and Discrimination

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/8842
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    Preparing for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/4107
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    Presentation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/8131
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    Printed Media

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/617/1199
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    Problem Solving in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/8587
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    Recognising Issues of Substance Misuse

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/505/1237
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Sex and Relationship Education

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8692
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    Social, Emotional and Psychological Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7502
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    Supporting Children's Literacy and Numeracy Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8711
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    Supporting a Child with Reading

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8697
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    Take Part in Exercise and Fitness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/8801
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    Take Part in an Activity

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/504/8714
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    Taking Part in Sport

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/1330
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/505/8669
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    Understanding Discrimination

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/8803
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    Understanding Diversity in Society

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/8807
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    Understanding Emotions

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/1736
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    Understanding Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4099
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    Understanding Stress and Stress Management Techniques

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/1246
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    Understanding Young People, Law and Order

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/0649
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    Understanding the Importance of a Balanced Diet and Regular Exercise

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/506/0613
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    Using Cooking Skills in the Domestic Kitchen

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4336
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    Using Craft Skills with Natural Materials

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/8609
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    Using the Internet as a Medium for Music

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/8726
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    Work, Review and Plan

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/8616
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    Writing for Meaning Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/0911
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    (Optional - English, Maths, Digital)

    Learners must achieve 6 credits from either Unit Group A or Unit Group B.

    Computer-Aided Design

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3623
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    Computerised Accounting Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3627
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    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3633
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3640
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    Diary Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3642
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    Digital Skills for Everyday Life

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/8863
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    E-Safety

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/8824
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Photo Editing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3662
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    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3663
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Social Media Marketing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3664
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3665
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    Using Digital Technologies

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3666
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    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using the Internet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/4296
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    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/4392
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    Virtual Meetings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3667
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3669
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification is designed for learners who need a short, focused course to enable them to progress from their specific starting point to their planned destination, usually some form of further learning, but in some cases employment or improved status in terms of their personal and social development. Typical users of the qualification will include learners who require a personalised approach to training and development in order to enable them to overcome a specific barriers and progress successfully.

    The wide range of optional units in this qualification means that it is appropriate for many different types of learners with different needs, interests and aspirations.

    Examples of users who would benefit from this qualification include learners who:
    • need to develop a specific skill and/or area of knowledge in order to progress to more mainstream education courses, or into employment or to new work areas
    • need a small amount of Level 1 learning to ‘kick-start’ a predominantly


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

    There is a Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Progression. The Award is most suitable for learners who require a short Level 1 course in order to develop their employability, personal and social development and/or vocational or subject-based learning before they are ready to progress to further learning or training and/or operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work. The Award can be used as a Level 1 ‘stepping stone’ at the start of a predominantly Level 2 programme, particularly where learners lack confidence or need an early experience of achievement in order to remain engaged in learning. It can also be used to accredit the work preparation element of a traineeship.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification includes a wide range of vocational, employability and personal and social development knowledge and skills. Learners have the freedom to work with the provider to select the most appropriate unit or units to meet their needs, interests and ambitions for the future.
    Units cover the following vocational / subject areas:

    Animal Care
    Administration
    Agriculture
    Building and Construction
    Business Management
    Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
    Child Development and Well-being
    Engineering
    Environmental Conservation
    Health and Social Care
    Hospitality and Catering
    Horticulture and Forestry
    History
    ICT for Users
    Media and Communcation
    Performing Arts
    Preparation for Learning, Life and Work
    Retail and Wholesaling
    Service Enterprises
    Sport, Leisure and Recreation
    Transportation Operations and Maintenance


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    The qualification supports progression to a wide range of further learning opportunities including further Level 1 learning but also Level 2 qualifications, such as the vocational qualifications in the Gateway Qualifications Suite of Skills Qualifications, e.g. Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Retail.


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners are not required to have any prior qualifications or demonstrate specific levels of attainment to access this qualification. The qualifications are available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    How to find a learning aim

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    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    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.