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New Qualifications

It has been a busy year in our Product Development as we have worked on some exciting new developments and updated our existing qualifications.

Here is an overview. Full details and information of changes can be found in the Qualification Guides. If you have any questions please contact us on enquires@openawards.org.uk

New Qualifications:

Qualification Title

Coming Soon

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Fibre Optics Installation and Testing (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Laser Safety (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Copper Communications Cable Testing and Fault Finding (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Advanced Polarisation Mode Dispersion and Chromatic Dispersion Testing (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Advanced OTDR Testing (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Optical Network Design and Planning (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Advanced Fibre Networks Technology (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Optical Fibre and Cable Blowing (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Copper Datacoms Cable Installation and Testing (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Communications Networks (RQF)

Qualification Updates:

We have taken sometime this year to update a few of our qualifications, too. We extend a thank you to all our Providers and Subject Experts who have made this possible,

QAN

Qualification Title

Updates

From

Employability and Professional Development

603/1615/9

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Employability and Professional Development (RQF)

Peer Mentoring unit updated

01/04/2021

603/1616/0

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Employability and Professional Development (RQF)

Horticulture

601/3252/8

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Horticulture Skills (RQF)

Unit updates to aid clarification and aid health and safety compliance:

·       Use a Leafblower

·       Use a Pedestrian Operated Cylinder Mower

·       Use a Pedestrian Operated Wheeled Rotary Mower

·       Use a Nylon Corded Strimmer

01/09/2021

601/3188/3

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture Skills (RQF)

601/3189/5

Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture Skills (RQF)

International Supply Chain Logistics

603/6249/2

Open Awards Level 2 International Supply Chain Logistics Diploma (RQF)

Increases to the following aspects of the qualification:

·       Credit: 49

·       TQT: 490

·       GLH: 368

·       Age Range: to include pre-16 minimum age 14

01/09/2021

603/6048/3

Open Awards Level 3 International Supply Chain Logistics Diploma (RQF)

Increases to the following aspects of the qualification:

·       Credit: 45

·       TQT: 450

·       GLH: 366

 

New units added to Option Groups B and C

01/09/2021

603/6049/5

Open Awards Level 3 International Supply Chain Logistics Extended Diploma (RQF)

Increases to the following aspects of the qualification:

Credit: 97

TQT: 970

GLH: 735

 

New units added to Option Groups B and C

 

01/09/2021

Land-Based

601/7917/X

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

The qualifications have been fully reviewed this year. Working with Sector experts we have made the following changes:

·       Rules of Combination to change but retain the same credit values

·       Unit groups have been reviewed and made more balanced

·       Units have been updated

·       Endorsed pathways may be created for the pathways

The changes will come into effect from 01/01/22.

 

Learners starting in September 2021 and registered before 31/01/21 will remain on the original Rules of Combination and units.

603/3764/3

Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

601/8845/5

Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

The qualifications have been fully reviewed this year. Working with Sector experts we have made the following changes:

·       Rules of Combination to change but retain the same credit values

·       Unit groups have been reviewed – units moved to more relevant groups. Group B3 to be removed.

·       Unit groups more balanced to allow Endorsed pathways

·       Units have been reviewed and updated

·       Endorsed pathways may be created for the pathways

·       Minimum Age changed to 18

The changes will come into effect from 01/01/2022.

 

Learners starting in September 2021 and registered before 31/01/2021 will remain on the original Rules of Combination and units.

603/3765/5

Open Awards Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

Maritime

600/3036/7

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Exploring Maritime Skills (RQF)

Unit updated:

Careers in Maritime Sector. Assessment criteria to include both seafaring (wet) and landside (dry) careers.

01/05/2021

603/1134/4

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Exploring Maritime Skills (RQF)

600/3039/2

Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Exploring Maritime Skills (RQF)

603/3360/1

Open Awards Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Maritime Studies (RQF)

Mandatory unit group changes and additional optional units added.

01/05/2021

Maternity Support Work

603/6625/4

Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Maternity Support Work (RQF)

Minor Changes to units: J/618/4676 Delivering Care and Support for Women Babies and Families

L/618/4677 Principles of Person-Centred Approaches for Maternity Support Workers 

01/05/2021

Peer Mentoring

601/6166/8

Open Awards L2 Award in Peer Mentoring (RQF)

Both units have been reviewed and have minor changes.

01/09/2021

Skills for Business

601/7562/X

Open Awards L2 Certificate in Skills for Business (RQF)

New unit added: Unconscious Bias

01/05/2021

603/2337/1

Open Awards L2 Diploma in Skills for Business (RQF)

Skills for Further Learning and Employment – Unit Updates

601/3551/7

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 1) (RQF)

New Units: Digital Skills:

 

·       Using a Radio Application on a Digital Device

·       Using Digital Photograph Gallery Applications

 

Available from:

 

 

01/04/21

601/3552/9

Open Awards Entry Level  Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 1) (RQF)

603/3552/X

Open Awards Entry Level Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 1) (RQF)

601/3555/4

Open Awards Entry Level Diploma Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 1) (RQF)

601/3553/0

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 2) (RQF)

New Units: Digital Skills:

·       Accessing Games on a Digital Device

·       Using a Digital Device to Take a Photograph

·       Selecting and Sharing Music (from 01/06/21)

 

Available from:

 

 

01/04/2021

601/3554/2

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 2) (RQF)

603/3553/1

Open Awards Entry Level Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 2) (RQF)

601/3593/1

Open Awards Entry Level Diploma Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment (Entry 2) (RQF)

 Qualifications Extended:

QAN

Qualification Title

Extended to

Business Skills

601/7562/X

Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Business (RQF)

31/08/2025

603/2337/1

Open Awards Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business (RQF)

31/08/2025

Conservation

601/1046/6

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Introductory Conservation Skills (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2023

601/1056/9

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Introductory Conservation Skills (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2023

601/1059/4

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Conservation (RQF)

31/08/2023

601/1066/1

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Conservation (RQF)

31/08/2023

Creative and Cultural Skills

600/4990/X

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Employment Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries (RQF)

31/08/2023

600/5010/X

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Employment Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries (RQF)

31/08/2023

600/4974/1

Open Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries (RQF)

31/08/2023

600/4987/X

Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Employment Skills for the Creative and Cultural Industries (RQF)

31/08/2023

Employability and Professional Development

603/1605/6

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Employability and Professional Development (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/1613/5

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Employability and Professional Development (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/1615/9

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Employability and Professional Development (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/1616/0

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Employability and Professional Development (RQF)

31/08/2026

Food Safety in Catering Skills

603/1290/7

Open Awards Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

31/08/2023

Horticulture Skills

601/3248/6

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Horticulture Skills (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/3250/4

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Horticulture Skills (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/3249/8

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Horticulture Skills (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/3251/6

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Horticulture Skills (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/3252/8

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Horticulture Skills (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/3188/3

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Horticulture Skills (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/3189/5

Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture Skills (RQF)

31/08/2024

Independent Living Skills

603/2297/4

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Independent Living - Living in the Community (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/2298/6

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Independent Living - Living in the Community (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/2299/8

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Independent Living - Living in the Community (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/2300/0

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/2301/2

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

603/2302/4

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/7246/5

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Living in the Community (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/7263/5

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Living in the Community (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/6998/3

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Living in the Community (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/7622/7

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/7623/9

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/6999/5

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/5107/3

Open Awards Entry Level Diploma in Independent Living (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/5052/4

Open Awards Entry Level Diploma in Independent Living (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

600/5108/5

Open Awards Entry Level Diploma in Independent Living (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

Individual Capital Development

603/1427/8

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Individual Capital Development (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2024

603/1428/X

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Individual Capital Development (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2024

603/1429/1

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Individual Capital Development (RQF)

31/08/2024

603/1430/8

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Individual Capital Development (RQF)

31/08/2024

Information, Advice and Guidance Skills

600/6972/7

Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Information, Advice and Guidance (RQF)

31/08/2023

603/0910/6

Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance (RQF)

31/08/2023

Land-Based Skills

601/7917/X

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

Until 31/12/2021 then updated qualification until 31/08/2027

603/3764/3

Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

Until 31/12/2021 then updated qualification until 31/08/2027

601/8845/5

Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

Until 31/12/2021 then updated qualification until 31/08/2027

603/3765/5

Open Awards Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Working in Land-Based Industries (RQF)

Until 31/12/2021 then updated qualification until 31/08/2027

Maritime Skills

600/3036/7

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Exploring Maritime Skills (RQF)

31/08/2025

603/1134/4

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Exploring Maritime Skills (RQF)

31/08/2025

600/3039/2

Open Awards Level 1 Diploma in Exploring Maritime Skills (RQF)

31/08/2025

603/3509/9

Open Awards Level 2 Award in Maritime Studies (RQF)

31/08/2025

603/3360/1

Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Maritime Studies (RQF)

31/08/2025

Personal Progress

600/5004/4

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2022

600/5009/3

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress (Entry 1) (RQF)

31/08/2022

Pre-Tenancy Skills

601/0322/X

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Pre Tenancy Skills (RQF)

31/08/2026

Peer Mentoring Skills

601/6166/8

Open Awards Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring (RQF)

31/08/2026

Retail Knowledge

600/2318/1

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Retail Knowledge (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/2317/X

Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/5055/5

Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF)

31/08/2024

Teacher Training

600/4647/8

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/4651/X

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

31/08/2024

601/0503/3

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/4659/4

Open Awards Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/4648/X

Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/4652/1

Open Awards Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/4655/7

Open Awards Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

31/08/2024

603/0900/3

Open Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

31/08/2024

600/4654/5

Open Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

31/08/2024

Touch Typing Skills

601/8852/2

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Touch Typing Skills (RQF)

31/08/2022

601/8853/4

Open Awards Level 2 Award in Touch Typing Skills (RQF)

31/08/2022

Travel Training Skills

601/8887/X

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Skills for Travelling in the Community (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

601/8889/3

Open Awards Entry Level Award in Skills for Travelling Independently (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

601/8888/1

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Travelling in the Community (Entry 2) (RQF)

31/08/2026

601/8890/X

Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Travelling Independently (Entry 3) (RQF)

31/08/2026

601/8876/5

Open Awards Level 2 Award in Skills for Teaching Independent Travel (RQF)

31/08/2026

601/8886/8

Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Skills for Managing Independent Travel Training Programmes (RQF)

31/08/2026

Waste and Recycling Skills

600/4975/3

Open Awards Level 1 Award in Waste and Recycling (RQF)

31/08/2026

 Full details and information of changes can be found in the Qualification Guides. If you have any questions please contact us on enquires@openawards.org.uk