The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award, Certificate and Diploma in Vocational Studies is aimed at post-16 learners who want to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment. All learners taking these qualifications will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. Learners will also take a number of sector units. The content of the sector units allows the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage the learners.
Examples of topics covered include
Assessment is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification and all units are internally assessed - giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. There is a range of assessment styles suited to skills - and sector-based qualifications at this level. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. Students can achieve a Grade at Pass, Merit and Distinction.