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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
2.1 Science
Credits:
37
Qualification No:
601/1302/9
GLH:
337 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£126.50 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.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Applied Science and Technology sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Applied Science and Technology qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    The learner must achieve a total of 37 credits with at least 27 credits at Level 1. At least 9 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group (M). The remaining credits can be achieved from Group M, Group O1 (Optional units - Science and Technology) or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths) with a maximum of 10 credits from Group O2. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    The learner must achieve at least 9 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 25 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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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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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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    Introduction to Programming

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/617/5048
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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 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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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 10 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 10 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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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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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
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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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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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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 Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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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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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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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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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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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 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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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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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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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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    English

    A maximum of 10 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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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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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
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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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
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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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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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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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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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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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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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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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    Maths

    A maximum of 10 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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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 Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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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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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable for learners of any age who need a comprehensive 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 three 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 Diploma if they need to cover a comprehensive range of 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, the learner could 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 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Science or Technology in any of the available pathways. It is recommended that the learner 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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