New units added
Additional vocational units in horticulture, retail and the arts have been added to the BTEC Entry Level 2 Skills for Independence and Work specification, including:
being a customer
discovering the retail workplace
using and maintaining hand tools for gardening
wrapping flowers and plants
recycling and managing packaging waste
For more details on these additional units, download the new draft specification below.
|Edexcel Entry Level 2 Award in Skills for Independence and Work (QCF)
|Edexcel Entry Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Independence and Work (QCF)
|Edexcel Entry Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Independence and Work (QCF)
These qualifications allow learners to develop interests and skills around practical units and offer opportunities to become involved in the local area, eg Using Public Transport, Leisure Activities, and Shopping.
The delivery of the unit should encourage the opportunity to develop transferrable skills not just for employment, but for independent or supported living, eg making phone calls, being able to cook, personal hygiene.
This qualification enables centres to deliver and integrate Functional Skills into a number of the units. There are also opportunities to cover aspects of Every Learner Matters.