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This qualification is being withdrawn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:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
13
Qualification No:
600/8336/0
GLH:
98 hours
Total qualification time:
130 hours
Price:
£61.00 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 PLTS framework comprises six groups of skills that, together with the functional skills of English, mathematics and ICT, are essential to success in learning, life and work.

    What are personal learning and thinking skills? The six personal learning and thinking skills are:

    • Independent Enquiry
    • Creative Thinking
    • Reflective Learning
    • Teamwork
    • Effective Participation
    • Self-Management

    This suite of qualifications provides learners with formal recognition of transferable skills within the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) framework that describes the qualities and skills needed for success in learning and life that will enhance employability and progression opportunities. The PLTS framework is used by schools and is a key requirement of the Apprenticeship Frameworks as stated in the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (Jan 2011). The objective of these qualifications would be to enable learners to develop the six Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in preparation for further learning, both academic or vocational, particularly for those looking to progress onto an Apprenticeship as part of a pre-apprenticeship/Traineeship programme, or for those undertaking an Apprenticeship as a means of formally evidencing the PLTS requirement.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners complete one mandatory unit totalling 1 credit and six further units, totalling 12 credits, to achieve the certificate. Of these 12 credits, a maximum of 4 credits may be at Level 1. Learners cannot include more than one unit of the same title (e.g. a learner may not include Level 1 Skills for Team Workers and Level 2 Skills for Team Workers).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners complete one 1 credit unit.

    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/504/6269
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve an additional 2 credits at either Level 1 or Level 2 from this Mandatory Group B. Units with the same title cannot be counted twice.

    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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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 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 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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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 Reflective Learners

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

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

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