Skip to Content

Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Award in Employability and Development Skills

    • Level2
    • Credits6
    • GLH60
    • TQT60
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£21.00
Ref: 603/6264/9
National Subject Sector: 14.1 Foundations for learning and life

About this qualification

This qualification has been designed to allow learners who are ready to enter the workplace to find a relevant, appropriate vocational area, and give them opportunity to develop essential personal development and employability skills along with specific vocationally-related skills in a simulated or real work environment.

Objectives of the qualification

Successful completion of this qualification will prepare learners to move into their first paid or unpaid role, or to take on a Traineeship and will support them in gaining or working towards full Level 2 qualifications or relevant apprenticeships.

For further details download the Qualification Specification

Why choose this qualification?

Learners can progress directly into employment or study at a higher level.

    • Level2
    • Credits6
    • GLH60
    • TQT60
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£21.00
National Subject Sector: 14.1 Foundations for learning and life
Rules of combination

To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Employability and Development Skills (Entry 3), learners must achieve:

  • 6 credits from any combination of units in Optional Groups A to R

  • In order to achieve an Award in an Endorsed Pathway, learners must achieve a minimum of 6 credits from the unit group for that pathway

For further details download the Qualification Specification
  • Pathway 1 Personal Development

  • Pathway 2 Animal Care

  • Pathway 3 Building and Construction

  • Pathway 4 Childcare

  • Pathway 5 Computers and Software

  • Pathway 6 Employability

  • Pathway 7 Hair and Beauty

  • Pathway 8 Horticulture and Land-based Studies

  • Pathway 9 Hospitality and Catering

  • Pathway 10 Motor Vehicles

  • Pathway 11 Performing Arts

  • Pathway 12 Retail Skills

  • Pathway 13 Sport and Leisure

  • Pathway 14 Carpentry and Joinery

  • Pathway 15 Health and Social Care

  • Pathway 16 Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

  • Pathway 17 Business Administration

  • Pathway 18 Business Skills

Assessment Methods

Portfolio of evidence.

Resources

We have created learner workbooks additional resources for centres to use. Please contact your Business Development Manager for further details or our Business Support Team on 01902 624230.

Quality Assurance Requirements

Tutors:

To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training; or
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training; or
  • Level 3 or 4 PTLLS (or equivalent) and
  • Has experience of working in, or teaching qualifications in careers advice or
    employability.

Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):

Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:

  • Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent

  • Has experience of working in, or assessing qualifications in careers advice or employability.

  • Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer

Supporting funding needs

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide funding for different qualifications in England; details of which can be found here

To search for our funded qualifications on the Hub type OPENCOLLNETWESTMID in the box “Awarding Org Code or Name”. 

For further details and guidance on the various funding streams that relate to our qualifications, please go to our dedicated funding page

Qualification Specification

Learner requirements, units and assessment information

download

Apply for this qualification

You can apply online now to offer this qualification.

Apply now

Book a call back

To discuss your ideas with one of our advisors.

Book Now
Back to top