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First Skills Entry Level
First Skills is an award scheme designed to be accessible to a wide range of students including young people and adults with a wide range of learning needs for whom existing examinations and qualifications are either unrealistic or inappropriate or are at risk of losing connection with educational opportunities. It is also intended to afford every opportunity for the learner to be motivated and take some responsibility for their own learning especially those in short term placements, e.g. PRUs, secure units, training providers.
The course is flexible and based on a unit structure. It includes both life skills and vocational units. It is designed to provide for the development of a range of skills in meaningful and relevant contexts. Each unit is a stand-alone unit.
Although based in the Entry Level programme, First Skills is not on the NQF and work is accredited through WJEC. Centres are able to offer units individually, thereby encouraging learners to accumulate their achievements and take an incremental approach to building a profile in various skills based areas.
This qualification will still be available to students completing in July 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Allison Candy - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5093
Jeana Hayes - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5115