Key Skills allow learners to prove their ability to use certain transferable skills, equipping them for the workplace and further education.
The qualifications are targeted at pre- and post-16 learners. They are designed to improve students' motivation, progression and achievement.
The Key Skills qualifications (Communication, Application of Number and ICT) are assessed through an external test (England and Northern Ireland only) and internally-assessed portfolio. The Wider Key Skills (Working with Others, Problem Solving and Improving Own Learning Performance) are assessed through an internally-assessed portfolio only.
Closed for Registration
This qualification is now closed for registration. Certification is available until 30/09/13. The final exam session for Levels 3 and 4 is June 2013; the final examination session for Levels 1 and 2 is September 2013.
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