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Living Independently (Revised)

This suite has had a thorough overhaul.  Units have been re-grouped into more coherent groups and we have included the units from the Personal Progress qualifications which will be withdrawn.
There are no pathways, and this is a simple, pick any 6, 15 or 37 credits to make up your qualification at Award, Certificate or Diploma sizes across all levels.
The major change is that we can no longer offer “spiky profile” qualifications, and each level qualification contains ONLY those units at that level.
Centres may add units at other levels to their programmes, but any credits achieved will not count towards qualification achievement.
With mixed ability groups, tutors should register against the LEVEL of qualification appropriate for each learner.  Please speak to your Business Development Manager it you have any questions about how this might affect you.
Where appropriate, learners who achieve the appropriate number of relevant credits may achieve more than one Endorsed Pathway – centres should be aware that you will only be able to claim ESFA funding for only one Learning Aim and will need to pay 2 Certificate registrations.  Please discuss this with your Business Development Manager.
Where centres deliver these qualifications to mixed ability groups, they will need to choose the level but not the size of the qualification at the time of registration.  It is possible to register learners in the same cohort on different level qualifications and we have worked hard to make sure that units are available across all levels from Entry 1 to Entry 3.  
A full list of the units included in each level, please follow this link:  (include here a link to a zip file of a finalised RoC)
For more information or to get approved to deliver this new suite, please contact your Business Development Manager – is there any way we can link into an email group for Business Development Managers?
If you are not already a centre, why not become one? (link to becoming a centre)

Revised Qualifications

 
This suite has had a thorough overhaul.
 
Units have been re-grouped into more coherent groups.
 
There are no pathways, and this is a simple, pick any 6, 15 or 37 credits to make up your qualification at Award, Certificate or Diploma sizes across all levels. 
 
 
For more information or to get approved to deliver this new suite, please contact your Business Development Manager.
 
If you are not already a centre, why not become one? Find out how, here.
 
 

Available for registrations

 

The revised Living Independently qualifications are now available for registrations:

  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Award in Living Independently (Entry 1) - 603/6276/5
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Living Independently (Entry 1) - 603/6277/7
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Living Independently (Entry 1) - 603/6278/9
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Award in Living Independently (Entry 2) - 603/6279/0
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Living Independently (Entry 2) - 603/6280/7
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Living Independently (Entry 2) - 603/6302/2
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Award in Living Independently (Entry 3) - 603/6281/9
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Living Independently (Entry 3) - 603/6282/0
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Living Independently (Entry 3) - 603/6303/4 
In order to deliver a qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Guide) and complete the Qualification Approval Form (QAF).
 
Follow the link below to the qualification guide where you will also find the units.
 
 
In order to deliver a qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Guide) and complete the Qualification Approval Form (QAF).
 
Follow the link below to the qualification guide where you will also find the units.
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