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Skills for Living and Work (Revised)

Revised Qualifications 

These now contain a smaller, different set of Endorsed pathways, more suited to the needs of learners in supported residential and foundation learning environments.
With Endorsed pathways at all levels and in all sizes, centres have the flexibility to provide generic or specific pathways to meet the needs of learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.
As with the Employability and Development Skills, learners may effectively “bank” units and gain Award, Certificate and Diploma using all unit achievements across multi-year programmes.
Learners may achieve different pathways at the same level and size, or different size, or they may choose to follow one pathway to Diploma size.
Learners may also combine credits achieved in both pathway and generic qualifications and transfer these across to the larger Diploma qualification.
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 Level 2.  
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)
 
These now contain a smaller, different set of Endorsed pathways, more suited to the needs of learners in supported residential and foundation learning environments.
 
With Endorsed pathways at all levels and in all sizes, centres have the flexibility to provide generic or specific pathways to meet the needs of learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.
 
As with the Employability and Development Skills, learners may effectively “bank” units and gain Award, Certificate and Diploma using all unit achievements across multi-year programmes.
 
Learners may achieve different pathways at the same level and size, or different size, or they may choose to follow one pathway to Diploma size.
 
Learners may also combine credits achieved in both pathway and generic qualifications and transfer these across to the larger Diploma qualification.
 
A key change is that the new Level 1 qualifications do not have a "spikey profile", whereas the previous Skills for Living and Work qualifications did. Centres may add units at other levels to their courses, but any credits achieved will not count towards qualification achievement.
 
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 Level 2.  
 
 
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 Skills for Living and Work qualifications are now available for registrations:

  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Award in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 1) - 603/6267/4
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 1) - 603/6268/6
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 1) - 603/6297/2
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Award in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 2) - 603/6269/8
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 2) - 603/6270/4
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 2) - 603/6298/4
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Award in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 3) - 603/6271/6
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 3) - 603/6325/3
  • Open College Network West Midlands Entry Level Diploma in Skills for Living and Work (Entry 3) - 603/6299/6
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Award in Skills for Living and Work - 603/6272/8
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Living and Work - 603/6273/X
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Living and Work - 603/6300/9
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Award in Skills for Living and Work - 603/6274/1
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Living and Work - 603/6275/3
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Living and Work - 603/6301/0 
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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