Prior attainment query – Level 2?

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  • Richard Phipps
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    Hi all,

    We have a learner who in their PLR data has only has one completed qualification at Level 2:
    Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines – 501/0037/3 achieved in March 2015

    This is coming up on the Hub as not a full level 2, but it has 13 QCF Credits.

    I’ve looked at Appendix G and can the criteria for coding this as a Full Level 2:

    Full Level 2
    (code 2)
    GCSE/O Level (5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C)
    GCSE (9-1) (5 or more GCSEs grade 4 or above)
    2 or 3 AS Levels (for AS qualifications regulated before 1 September 2015)
    CSE Grade 1 (5 or more)
    1 A Level
    Higher 14-19 Diploma
    QCF Diploma level 2
    QCF Certificate level 2 at 13 or 14 credits undertaken before 2014 to 2015
    Level 2 Principal Learning
    NVQ level 2
    GNVQ Intermediate
    Technical Certificates in the 16-19 Performance Tables
    QCF Certificate level 2 at 15 credits and above
    From 1 August 2015 vocational qualifications of 150 GLH or more

    So this item “QCF Certificate level 2 at 13 or 14 credits undertaken before 2014 to 2015” seems relevant.. apart from the fact that it was achieved in March 2015 (I don’t know when it was ‘undertaken’)

    Any thoughts on whether you think this would count as a Full Level 2? If not what would it be coded as, a level 1?

    Thanks,
    Richard

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi Richard,
    As the QCF L2 certificate was achieved in March 2015 (Academic year 2014 to 2015) with 13 credits it would be a full level 2.
    If you do a search on LARS against funding years you will note that this qualification Level 2 Category is for a Full Level 2 Qualification but only up to 2015/16.
    HTH

     
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    Richard Phipps
    Participant

    Ah.. ok, thanks Martin!

    Richard

     
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