Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Business
This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary
Diploma and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and
There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education or into
employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they
wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to 1.5 GCE A Levels and
provides a programme of study manageable in a year so that learners can bank and then build on their
achievement. In this way it encourages progression for those learners who wish to undertake a one-year
course of study because of individual circumstances.
Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to
progress to a larger or different level 3 programme. Other learners may want to extend the specialism they
studied on the BTEC Level 3 Certificate or the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma programme. Learners
may also be able to use the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma to gain partial achievement and have the
requisite skills, knowledge and understanding needed in the sector.
For adult learners the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma can extend their experience of working in a
particular sector. It could also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a
particular area of employment following a career break.
- Teacher: Sania Arzoo
Our market-leading products for Functional Skills include everything you need for truly outstanding assessment and development.
Initial Assessment: The Initial Assessment (English and maths) tracks the Functional Skills Standards and satisfies the updated core curriculum for English and maths from Pre-Entry Level to Level 2. The Initial Assessment tool is dynamic and adjusts the level according to the answers given – allowing the learner to see what level they are currently working at.
Diagnostic Assessment: The Functional Skills Diagnostic Assessment (English and maths) tracks the Functional Skills Standards from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. We also provide assessments that assess generic English and maths at Level 3. When a learner completes the Diagnostic Assessments in English and maths, it provides them with a percentage score and produces an interactive Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which highlights their skill gaps and directs the learner to the appropriate resources they need to use in order to fill those skill gaps.
Learning Resources: Fully interactive and self-marking
The Learning Resources are fully interactive, self-marking, and track the Functional Skills Standards from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 in English and maths.
Skill Checks: The Skill Checks enable learners to close their identified skill gaps by undertaking exercises which show competency in those areas. There are over 150 self-marking skill checks, covering a variety of topics across English and maths. Once a learner has passed a skill check, it is likely to motivate them by reflecting an important milestone in their development. The Skill Checks have proved to be an invaluable addition for a wide variety of organisations and learners who have used them.
Revision Scenarios: The Revision Scenarios are the final element of the Functional Skills process. This element of the process is normally completed after the Skill Checks, but they can also be used by learners as a standalone product. Effectively, our scenarios are practice papers. They allow the learner to apply their skills and logic to problems and situations that they may encounter in everyday life, in preparation for taking the Functional Skills assessments in English, maths and ICT.
There are six Revision Scenarios at Level 1 and Level 2 for English and maths. These are available online via the LIVE platform.
There are four Revision Scenarios at Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 for ICT. They are available to download in pdf format only.
At each level, our scenarios are packaged with answers, guides, and marking schemes – making it easy for the learner to interpret their results. Additionally, results for English and maths are available on LIVE and can be downloaded in pdf format.
The UK’s leading eLearning solution for Functional Skills
Focus Functional Skills is an online teaching and learning resource designed to improve candidates’ essential skills, knowledge and understanding of literacy and numeracy required to sit their Functional Skills examinations. The eLearning platform is fully compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices and can be accessed remotely for distance learning.
The aim of using our online teaching and learner assessment tool is to support the teaching of transferable skills required in the classroom and the workplace. It also prepares the candidate for their maths and English examinations by offering guided learning support and tailored revision resources.
Written by the Principal Examiner for Edexcel Functional Mathematics as well as authors of the pilot scheme, our resources are tailored to the new Edexcel Functional Skill Mathematics specification so you know you are covering everything you need to.
Age range: Years 10, 11 / KS 4
Exam board: EDEXCEL
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This Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (RQF) is awarded by Highfield/Pearson Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is an English qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. It is also suitable for delivery in Wales and is regulated by Qualification Wales.
It is supported by People 1st, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism in the UK.
The TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual. The qualification was supported by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) prior to its closure (in July 2013).
The TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) replaces the Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).
The TQUK Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) prepares trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts.
This qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including:
individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements,including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification;
individuals who are currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) who can meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification;
individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.
The purpose of the qualification on the QCF is to ‘Confirm competence in an occupational role to the standards required’ (D1).
This qualification is suitable for individuals who want a qualification that focuses on practical teaching, and prefer a wide choice of optional units. Learners may already be teaching and wish to have their experience and practice accredited, or not presently teaching but capable of meeting the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours.
Learners must be willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, Mathematics and ICT, record their development needs, and follow an action plan.
Some units from the Learning and Development suite may be achieved within this qualification. These units require that practice be assessed in the trainee teacher’s place of work. Further details can be found in the ‘structure of the qualification’ section.
- Teacher: Fida Fida
Introduction to the Qualification
The TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual. It is supported by Skills for Justice as the interim Sector Skills Council for the Learning & Development sector.
The TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (QCF) is a standalone specialist qualification suitable for learners wishing to develop the skills and knowledge to specialise in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The purpose of this qualification is to develop knowledge and skills relevant to a particular specialisation within an occupation or set of occupations.
The target audience for the qualification is learners with little or no experience of teaching English. The aim is to develop the introductory knowledge and skills required to begin to teach English as a foreign language. The qualification develops learners’ knowledge of the English language and how to teach it; how to assess the needs of learners; preparing lesson plans and materials; identify resources and adapt to the needs of younger learners.
This qualification is made up of eleven mandatory units which cover the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language.
The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.
All trainee teachers should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and, where applicable, agree an action plan to address them. Where trainee teachers have already undertaken an initial assessment of their English, mathematics and ICT skills, their record of development needs and any previous action taken to address them should be reviewed and updated as required.
Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:
o TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF)
o TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching English: Literacy)(QCF).
o Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching English: ESOL) (QCF)
o TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching English: Literacy and ESOL) (QCF)
o Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching Disabled Learners) (QCF)
o TQUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
o TQUK Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
o TQUK Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
o TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) or to HE programmes in education or related subjects