Our qualifications fall into:

Functional Skills

Functional skills build upon the success of learners, benefiting them in a number of different areas:
In higher education – Competence in the core skills supports progression and develops  capacity for independent learning.
At work – Employees who gain functional skills are able to make a positive contribution to the workplace, with practical experience of teamwork and the presentation and assessment of ideas.
At home – Running a home and bringing up a family can be a challenge for anyone. Functional skills help access the range of services available to them.
In the community – Functional skills enable learners to develop and secure the broader range of aptitudes, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

The objectives of these qualification are to help learners to:
• apply their knowledge and understanding to everyday life.
• engage competently and confidently with others.
• solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations.
• develop personally and professionally as positive citizens who can actively contribute to society.

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Knowledge Based

Knowledge qualifications can be used as an introduction to working in adult social care, or they can be used to enable people to develop their knowledge and support the development of their work-place skills.

These qualifications can be undertaken by anyone considering a career in adult social care. They will provide an introduction into the sector for a number of individuals, from school-leavers to people returning to work after a career break. They are also an ideal way to help you get that promotion you’re after.

Knowledge based qualifications are based on national occupational standards.
These standards are statements of knowledge that describe what people in a particular occupation are expected to know. They cover all the main aspects of a subject, including current best practice, the ability to adapt to future requirements and the knowledge and understanding that underpin competent performance.

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Vocational

Vocational qualifications can be used as an introduction to working in adult social care, or they can be used to enable people to develop their knowledge and work-place skills.

These qualifications can be undertaken by anyone working in adult social care.

Vocational qualifications are based on national occupational standards.
These standards are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to do. They cover all the main aspects of an occupation, including current best practice, the ability to adapt to future requirements and the knowledge and understanding that underpin competent performance.

To complete a Vocational qualification you need to prove that you can do certain work-related tasks, and have the underpinning knowledge to support your practice.  You will be assessed to test your knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure you can demonstrate competence in the workplace.

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