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Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Science (Entry 2)

    • Entry Level2
    • Credits15
    • GLH53
    • TQT150
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£34.00
Ref: 603/5503/7
National Subject Sector: 2.1 Science

About this qualification

The Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Science qualifications have been designed to enable learners to engage, explore, enjoy and engender an interest in science and encourage a spirit of enquiry.

Objectives of the qualification

These are generalist qualification, covering physical and life sciences, and applications of science. They help to build on subject content which is typically taught at Key Stage 3 and provides a suitable foundation for the study of GCSE.

For further details download the Qualification Specification

Why choose this qualification?

Progression routes for learners include GCSE and equivalent vocational science qualifications.

    • Entry Level2
    • Credits15
    • GLH53
    • TQT150
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£34.00
National Subject Sector: 2.1 Science
Rules of combination

To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Science (Entry 2), learners must achieve:

  • 15 credits from any of the units in Mandatory Group M
For further details download the Qualification Specification
Assessment Methods

Portfolio of evidence.

Quality Assurance Requirements

Tutors:

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

  • A relevant teaching qualification at Level 3 or above.
  • Relevant professional qualifications in science and technology related subjects at Level 3
  • Relevant recent experience of working in science and technology

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 substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in science.
  • 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

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