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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
2.1 Science
Credits:
15
Qualification No:
601/1020/X
GLH:
137 hours
Total qualification time:
150 hours
Price:
£59.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The qualifications have been developed in conjunction with FE Colleges, ACLs and private Training Providers. They are is intended primarily for learners post 16 who are interested in Science and Technology but have not studied Science at Key Stage 4 or who have not achieved GCSEs in the subject. It can also be used with learners pre 16 who require an alternative more applied approach to GCSE science qualifications. It includes core units in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Electronics and a range of optional units.

    The qualifications are intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications in a Science or Technology related area at a higher level and that could be used within the 16-19 Programmes of Study.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete a total of 15 credits with at least 12 credits at Level 1. Learners must achieve 6 credits from Mandatory Group (M). The remaining credits can be achieved from Group M, Group O1 Science and Technology or Group O2 Employability and Personal Skills with a maximum of 3 credits from Group O2. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Employability and Personal Skills

    Learners can take a maximum of 3 credits from this group

    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/6311
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6312
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6310
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6320
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6336
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/6322
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/6337
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6308
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6251
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6327
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6328
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    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve at least 6 credits from this group.

    Concepts and Techniques for Chemistry

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/5278
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    Electronics in Action

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/5133
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    The Nature and Applications of Energy, Waves and Radiation

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/5224
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    The Study of Living Systems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/5223
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    Science and Technology

    Learners can take up to 9 credits from this group

    Carrying out a Science or Technology Project

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/505/5218
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    Forensic Detection

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/5141
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    Healthy Living

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/5139
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    Making Useful Scientific Devices

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/5136
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    Using Equipment to Make Scientific Observations and Measurements

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/5247
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/6317
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    Using Mathematics Tools in Science and Technology

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/5138
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    Working in Science and Technology

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/5130
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable for learners of any age who need a broad level 1 applied science and technology qualification. It has been developed primarily for post-16 learners who are interested in science and technology, including those who are planning to progress to level 2 science and technology courses, but who have not studied or did not achieve well in these subjects at Key Stage 4.


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

    The qualification includes a range of units relating to different aspects of applied biology, chemistry, physics and electronics.
    The learners must take at least one of the following units:

    • The nature and applications of energy, waves and radiation
    • The study of living systems
    • Electronics in action
    • Concepts and techniques for chemistry.

    Optional units include areas such as making scientific devices, using scientific equipment and mathematical tools and undertaking science and technology projects, as well as personal, learning and thinking skills and effective use of communication and ICT in the workplace.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma. The learners should take the Certificate if you need to cover several different aspects of science or technology at level 1 before progressing to a level 2 qualification or an intermediate apprenticeship.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to support progression to further learning. Job roles for employees with level 1 qualifications in science or technology settings are very limited. However, some learners may progress to a role as an apprentice, e.g. a science technician, electronic service technician or process operative.


    What are the progression options?

    The learners can progress to a level 2 qualification, which could be a general science and/or technology qualification such as the Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Extended Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science and Technology or a more specific qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation. The learners could progress to a related Apprenticeship in Science or Technology in any of the available pathways.

    It is recommended that learners have maths skills at level 1 before moving on to Level 2 qualifications.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. The qualification is available to learners of any age.

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