What do the qualifications cover?
These qualifications will develop personal knowledge and the skills which will help in day to day life.
Units cover life skills including managing own money, dealing with challenges and personal and social relationships.
Who are they suitable for?
These qualifications are designed to support you to develop and recognise personal and social life skills. Development of these skills may support you to re-engage with learning, move to independent living and break down barriers for entering the workplace. These qualifications are also suitable if you have special educational needs, or where English is an additional language.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 14 years old.
How many credits are required to complete them?
The Award requires 6 credits and the Certificate requires 15.
How are they assessed?
They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.
Do you need to be working to take the qualifications?
No, as these are knowledge only qualifications.
How long do they take to complete?
The Award can usually be completed in 6 months or less. The Certificate can usually be completed in a year or less.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, the Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children, or the Level 1 Award and Certificate in Developing Employability Skills.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
These qualifications do not qualify you to work but do support you in preparing for your 'next steps' either in training or moving towards work.