Recognise personal growth and engagement in learning
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
Available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 these qualifications have been developed to enable the accreditation of the transferable skills that learners gain through active involvement in their own learning programme.
The qualifications provide an opportunity to recognise the transferable skills learners develop through actively engaging in their own learning programme.
They enable providers to offer accreditation for highly personalised programmes, where it might not be appropriate to use qualifications to recognise the specific content but where it might be desirable to capture the process skills learners are developing along the way.
Focusing on the learning skills gives providers the freedom to select contexts for learning that are suitable for individuals or specific groups of learners, and hence personalise their learning, while supporting progression to a wide range of further learning opportunities.
Rules of Combination
Learners must complete 6 credits at Level 1.
Learners must complete a minimum of 6 credits to achieve the qualification.
Adjusting to a New Setting
Direct Own Support
Identifying Own Starting Point
Making Choices about Learning
Preparing for the Future
Recognising Own Achievements
Review Own Support
Reviewing and Reflecting on Own Progress
Starting a New Learning Experience
What is the purpose of this qualification?
The qualification is designed for learners who are working primarily at Level 1 and who wish to have recognised the skills they are developing, through learning programmes focused on enabling them to reach their personal goals, whether they relate to further learning, employment or increased independence. No prior attainment is needed.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
This qualification includes the transferable skills that learners develop through actively engaging in their own learning programme, such as target-setting, making choices about learning, monitoring progress, recognising achievement, and planning for progression. None of the units is mandatory, enabling learners to focus on those that are most significant to their progress.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
There is an Award and Certificate with this title. The Award will meet the needs of learners, including those on study programmes, who wish to combine a small amount of accredited learning with a broader unaccredited programme tailored to their personal goals, such as a supported internship or a trainee-ship, or where a learner is combining the Award with a larger qualification with a specific subject or sector focus.
Which sector does this qualification support?
This qualification is not intended to lead directly to employment, although for those learners who do progress into a job the skills covered will be of use in an employment context.
What are the progression options?
This qualification will support further Level 1 or Level 2 learning in any area as its focus is on developing the core skills required to optimise learning experiences.
Progression & entry requirementsThe qualification is designed for learners of any age who are working primarily at Level 1 and who wish to have recognised the skills they are developing, through learning programmes focused on enabling them to reach their personal goals, whether they relate to further learning, employment or increased independence. No prior attainment is needed.
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).
How to find a learning aim
If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:
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.
The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.