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Entry and Level 1 Programmes (Foundation Learning)

Download the latest specifications and learn more about each qualification by clicking through to the relevant qualification page or download your own copy of our qualification brochure. 

Notes:
A ‘ü’ in the box denotes that Pearson has qualifications in the area listed at the level marked.
A '+' indicates that Pearson offers this qualification, or a similar qualification, at Level 2. Visit our BTEC pages to search by sector for our Level 2 qualifications.

Qualification title Level
E1 E2 E3 L1
Personal Social Development        
Communication Skills  ü
Home Cooking Skills (MySkills)  ü+
ICT Skills  ü
Learning for Life (MySkills)  ü ü+
Mathematical Skills  ü
Money and Finance Skills (MySkills)  ü+
Parenting  ü ü
Personal and Social Development  ü ü ü+
Personal Progress  ü
Safe Road Skills and Attitudes  ü
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Leadership Skills (WorkSkills)   ü+
Skills for Independence and Work  ü
Skills for Independent Living  ü
Skills for Supported Employment  ü
Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness (WorkSkills) ü+
Sustainability Skills ü ü+
WorkSkills ü

ü+

Edexcel Functional skills         
Edexcel Functional skills English  ü ü ü ü+
Edexcel Functional skills Mathematics  ü ü ü ü+
Edexcel Functional skills ICT ü ü ü ü+
BTEC Vocational Qualifications*
Applied Science    ü+
Art and Design  ü ü+
Business Administration  ü ü+
Caring for Children  ü ü+
Construction  ü ü+
Engineering ü+
Hair and Beauty  ü ü+
Health and Social Care  ü ü+
Hospitality  ü ü+
IT Users  ü ü+
Land-based Studies  ü ü+
Media  ü ü+
Performing Arts  ü ü+
Public Services ü ü+
Retail ü+
Sport and Active Leisure ü ü+
Team Work and Personal Skills for Cadets ü
Travel and Tourism ü ü+
Vocational Studies ü ü

 * for subject-specific support and guidance on our BTEC vocational qualifications, please visit our BTEC pages.

Our NEW Pearson BTEC ‘Exploring Sector’ qualifications have been designed to give learners a general taster of a vocational area they may be interested in, helping them to decide on their best progression route in the future.

Available at Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma qualification sizes, download the specifications and learn more about each qualification by clicking through to the relevant qualification page.

BTEC Exploring Sector Qualifications        
Exploring Business and IT** ü+
Exploring the Caring Sectors ü+
Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors ü+
Exploring the Customer Facing Industries** ü+
Exploring the Leisure Industries** ü+
Exploring the Trade Services** ü+

** subject to Ofqual accreditation.

Pearson qualifications

We are the only awarding body seeking to develop a full one-stop-shop Entry and Level 1 Programmes (Foundation Learning) offer. View an up-to-date list of our accredited qualifications below:

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Personal and Social Development

  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award/Certificate in Personal and Social Development (Entry 2) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award/Certificate in Personal and Social Development (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Personal and Social Development (QCF)

Parenting

  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award for Parents to Be (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award for Parents to Be (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Award in Parenting (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Certificate for Parents to be and in Parenting (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 1 Diploma in Parenting and Work Preparation (QCF)

Personal Progress

  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award/Certificate/Diploma in Personal Progress (Entry 1) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award/Certificate in Skills for Independent Living (Entry 1) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Mathematical Skills (Entry 1) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award/Certificate in Communication Skills (Entry 1) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in Skills for Supported Employment (Entry 1) (QCF)
  • Pearson Edexcel Entry Level Award in ICT Skills (Entry 1) (QCF)

WorkSkills

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Workskills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award/Certificate in Workskills (Entry 3) (QCF)

MySkills

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Home Cooking Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Money and Finance Skills (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Sustainability Skills (QCF)

(BTEC Workskills has been available since September 2008 and many centres are successfully implementing this suite of qualifications. Details of the units can be found at www.edexcel.com/workskills)

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English 

  • Edexcel Award in Functional Skills English (QCF) - Entry Level 1-3 and Level 1.

ICT

  • Edexcel Award in Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (QCF) - Entry 1-3 and Level 1.

Maths

  • Edexcel Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF) - Entry Level 1-3 and Level 1.
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Applied Science

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Applied Science (QCF)

Art & Design

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Art and Design (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Art and Design (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)

Business Administration

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Business Administration (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

Caring for Children

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Caring for Children (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Caring for Children (QCF)

Construction

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Construction (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Construction (QCF)

Creative Media

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Creative Media Production (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Media (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors (QCF)

Engineering

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Engineering (QCF)

Hair and Beauty

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award/Certificate in Hair and Beauty (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Hair and Beauty (QCF)

Health & Social Care

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Health and Social Care (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Health and Social care (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Exploring the Caring Sectors (QCF)

Hospitality

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in General Front Office Operations (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in General Housekeeping Operations (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Investigating the Hospitality Industry (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in General Food and Beverage Service (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in General Cookery (QCF)

IT

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award/Certificate in IT Users (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate/Diploma/Award in IT Users (QCF)

Land-based

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Land Based Studies (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Care of Farm Animals (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Preparation and Operation of a Tractor (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Land Based Studies (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (QCF)

Performing Arts

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Performing Arts (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF)

Public Services

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Public Services (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Retail

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Retail Knowledge (QCF)

Sport & Active Leisure

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Sport and Active Leisure (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF)

Travel & Tourism

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award in Travel and Tourism (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Travel and Tourism (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award - Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate - Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma - Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry (QCF)

Vocational Studies

  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Vocational Studies (Entry 3) (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Vocational Studies (QCF)
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Exploring the Caring Sectors

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Exploring The Caring Sectors (QCF)  
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate in Exploring The Caring Sectors (QCF) 
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Exploring The Caring Sectors (QCF)

Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors

  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors (QCF) 
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media Sectors (QCF) 

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