Wed Jul 27 09:15:00 UTC 2016

An update on The Skills Funding Agency’s funding of qualifications for the unemployed, showing a selection of those qualifications that we think would be useful for flexible funding.

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What is flexible funding?

The Skills Funding Agency’s funding of qualifications for the unemployed gives more freedom to local areas to determine what the best provision is to gain work is.

Will more qualifications be funded for unemployed learners?

Yes, during the academic year 2016/7 there is much provision now available that was not available during 2015/6. This includes qualifications of different sizes to give full flexibility of programmes.

All of the qualifications that were funded for unemployed learners in 2015/6 are funded again, this was announced earlier in the year. More recently we have received details of additional qualifications that will be funded for 2016/7 that were not funded previously. The tables below give details of some of the extra qualifications that are funded for 2016/7 that were not funded for 2015/6.

It is not a complete list, but a selection of those that we think would be useful for flexible funding unemployed provision to give ideas. The full information is on the qualifications hub.

What are the biggest changes?

Some significant changes that relate to Pearson qualifications are summarised below:

• Workskills is now showing as funded including level 2 and the small 3-credit awards. Therefore centres are able to choose the level and size that best suits the learners. (NB funding for the new version is expected to be the same)

• There is now a much fuller offer at Entry level 1 in the area of Personal and Social Development

• Customer Service and Business Administration principles are now funded at award size

• IT users can now be delivered at level 2 as well as Entry and Level 1

• There are additional, shorter qualifications available that would help to prepare learners to work in social care, health, transport and cleaning.

List of selected additional qualifications available from 1.8.16: Employability

Course Qualification

600/2395/8

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in WorkSkills (Entry 3) (QCF)

600/6573/4

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Personal Behaviour for Success (Entry 3) (QCF)

600/2393/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in WorkSkills (QCF)

600/2396/X

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate in WorkSkills (QCF)

600/6549/7

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Personal Behaviour for Success (QCF)

500/8754/X

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness (QCF)

500/8224/3

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Money and Finance Skills (QCF)

600/2292/9

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in WorkSkills (QCF)

600/2296/6

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in WorkSkills (QCF)

600/2380/6

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Workskills (QCF)

600/2383/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in WorkSkills (QCF)

500/8258/9

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Money and Finance Skills (QCF)

Personal and Social Development

Course Qualification

500/6641/9

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Communication Skills (Entry 1) (QCF)

500/6493/9

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (Entry 1) (QCF)

500/6494/0

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 1) (QCF)

500/6542/7

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Skills for Supported Employment (Entry 1) (QCF)

500/6640/7

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Certificate in Communication Skills (Entry 1) (QCF)

500/6491/5

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 1) (QCF)

500/6349/2

Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Certificate in Personal and Social Development (Entry 3) (QCF)

600/1845/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Diploma in Personal and Social Development (QCF)

Information Technology

Course Qualification

500/6571/3

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF)

500/6705/9

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF)

601/1559/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF)

500/7820/3

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF)

500/7832/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF)

500/7819/7

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF)

600/1633/4

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ)

501/1381/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles (QCF)

Hospitality, Events and Retail

Course Qualification

600/5859/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services (QCF)

600/1891/4

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (QCF)

500/6272/4

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism

600/1825/2

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Welcoming Tourists and Visitors to their Destination in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism (QCF)

500/7521/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (QCF)

500/7339/4

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Retail Knowledge (QCF)

500/7363/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (QCF)

500/7460/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF)

Health and Social Care and Childcare

Course Qualification

501/1257/0

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF)

600/2953/5

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care (QCF)

501/1586/8

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)

500/6589/0

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Caring for Children (Entry 3) (QCF)

500/6137/9

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Caring for Children (QCF)

Health

Course Qualification

500/4718/8

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection (QCF)

500/6512/9

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (QCF)

500/9579/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)

501/1768/3

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services (QCF)

Construction

Course Qualification

500/6054/5

Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Construction (Entry 3) (QCF)

500/8772/1

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills (QCF)

Literacy

Course Qualification

601/1883/0

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Planning and Writing for Audience and Purpose (QCF)

601/1935/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Reading and Obtaining Information (QCF)

Transport

Course Qualification

500/9297/2

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Knowledge for a Professional Bus or Coach Driver (QCF)

Cleaning

Course Qualification

500/9600/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (Food Areas) (QCF)

600/1721/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (QCF)

500/9522/5

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF)

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