Changes to our employability qualifications

Wed Feb 18 15:30:00 UTC 2015

We're currently reviewing our range of employability qualifications to ensure that they are understood by our learners and employers.  

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We've decided to concentrate our provision into a smaller number of employability qualifications, and grow the core Workskills suite. As a result of this, the following qualifications will be withdrawn at the existing review date, 31 August 2015:

QAN

Title

Operational end date

Certification end date

600/7029/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Developing Work Related Skills through Vocational Training (QCF)

31 August 2015

31 August 2016

600/7030/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award in Developing Work Related Skills through Vocational Training (QCF)

31 August 2015

31 August 2017

600/7037/7

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Award in Developing Work Related Skills through Vocational Training (QCF)

31 August 2015

31 August 2017

600/7028/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 Award in Developing Work Related Skills through Vocational Training (QCF)

31 August 2015

31 August 2017

600/2631/5

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Employability Skills (QCF)

31 August 2015

31 August 2017

600/2692/3

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills                    

31 August 2015

31 August 2017

600/2378/8

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Leadership Skills

31 August 2015

31 August 2016

600/2379/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Leadership Skills

31 August 2015

31 August 2017

Our Employability Skills and Leadership Skills qualification suites have identical equivalent qualifications, using the same units in the core Workskills suite. This means centres can continue their current provision as long as the correct units are chosen. We will contact individual centres with further details of the actions needed to transfer over, which you can choose to do at any time between now and 31 August 2015.

These equivalent qualifications are:

Qualifications being withdrawn

Replacement qualifications

600/2631/5

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Employability Skills (QCF)

601/0686/4

Pearson BTEC Level 2 9-credit Award in Workskills (QCF)

600/2692/3

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills (QCF)

600/2296/6

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Workskills (QCF)

600/2378/8

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Leadership Skills (QCF)

600/2394/6

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Workskills (QCF)

600/2379/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Leadership Skills (QCF)

600/2296/6

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Workskills (QCF)

We are withdrawing our Developing Work Related Skills through Vocational Training qualifications without a direct replacement. We'll be in touch with centres currently using this qualification, to provide full support in identifying suitable alternative provision.

If you have any questions, please contact us.  

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