Our providers tell us that the Open Awards Skills for Further Learning and Employment suite is one of our most flexible qualifications.
Progression across this suite is clear with learners able to choose from a variety of different sector pathways in Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1 before choosing a subject pathway to focus on in Level 2.
Pathways range from Customer Service and Retail to Catering and Hospitality and Hair and Beauty.
This year the Open Awards team have been talking with providers like you to ensure that this suite is fully up to date and is truly preparing your learners for further learning and/or employment.
As part of this review, changes have been made which mostly consist of:
- Unit content updates
- Pathway availabilities at different levels
- Some units have been expired due to content being out of date
- NEW units created and included across all levels
What does this mean for providers who have SFLE courses already set up?
Leaners registered to SFLE courses will not be disadvantaged in any way. You can still award your learners who were already registered on existing courses before December 2017.
If you have set up an SFLE course and you are still planning to actively register learners to it after December 2017- do not worry! These courses will not disappear. Our team will be making the necessary unit code changes so you do not need to. If we need to talk to you about your courses, a designated team member will contact you and will work with you to ensure your courses are updated before the end of the year.
If you have set up an SFLE course but have not registered any learners on the course for the last 2 years, they have been expired and you will no longer be able to see them on your portal. If you cannot see a course you think you should be able to, please call the team on 0151 494 2072
Where do I find this New Information?
All information relating to the Skills for Further Learning and Employment suite can be found in their respective qualification guides which are available below:
They include purpose statements specifically for your learners, a visual of the qualification pathway options as well as the units available and Rules of Combination.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact the team on 0151 494 2072.