Employability qualifications are being redeveloped

Tue Feb 16 16:55:00 UTC 2016

We are changing the employability qualification offer to improve it for the future.

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These changes are significant, and include both:

  • new, updated qualifications
  • the withdrawal of a number of existing qualifications.

It is important that you familiarise yourself with these changes if you are going to be delivering WorkSkills or offer employability qualifications from 1 September 2016

New, updated WorkSkills qualifications

New, updated WorkSkills qualifications with different qualification accreditation numbers will be available.

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Existing WorkSkills qualifications

The existing WorkSkills qualifications and some of the wider suite will be withdrawn on 31 August 2016 and therefore no longer available to centres.

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The intention is to extend a small number of existing one-unit standalone awards in the wider WorkSkills suite. These qualifications are currently going through the internal extension process, and we expect to confirm this by the end of March.

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Further information for centres

Free webinars

Free webinars are being offered in March to further explain the changes and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

Register for the webinars

Frequently asked questions

Download our FAQs document to answer common queries:

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Free WorkSkills new Specification Launch training events

Code Location Timing Date
15BVWS02/01 London 10.00-15.30 14/06/2016
15BVWS02/02 Manchester 10.00-15.30 21/06/2016
15BVWS02/03 Birmingham 10.00-15.30 28/06/2016
15BVWS02/04 Newport 10.00-15.30 13/06/2016
15BVWS02/05 Middlesbrough 10.00-15.30 22/06/2016
15OVWS04/01 Online 15.30-17.30 27/06/2016
15OVWS04/02 Online 15.30-17.30 07/07/2016
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