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NCFE Level 3 Extended Award in Higher Level Studies

Preparation for Life and Work
Nested Qualification

Level 3
Minimum entry age
This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

Learners who achieve this qualification will receive 8 UCAS Points.

The qualification is designed for learners who are considering studying at a higher level and would like to develop their higher level study skills. It enables learners to understand their own strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for further development.

The qualification is particularly relevant for those aged 16-18 who wish to make the most of their programmes of study by including key higher level study skills.

What is a nested qualification?

This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award and Extended Award structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.

Qualification Specification
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This qualification specification contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment.

Features and Benefits
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This document details the features and benefits of this qualification.

Learner’s Evidence Tracking Log
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This document can help learners to keep track of their work.

Mandatory units

  1. Higher Level Studies (F/507/8216)
  2. Preparing for Future Studies (R/507/8219)

Enhanced Qualification Support Pack (EQSP)

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No adaptations have been applied to this qualification other than remote external quality assurance.

Students will need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We believe that the flexibilities which centres already have with respect to the types of evidence they may use to meet assessment criteria are sufficient to mitigate Covid-related risks.

Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.

AT 60177883 L3 A&EA Higher Level Studies
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This document provides further information on what adaptations are permitted for this qualification.

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