Entry Level Learning for Life and Work (2015)

The CCEA Entry Level Learning for Life and Work specification gives learners opportunities to investigate cultural diversity, equality, rights, responsibilities and the world of work, including employment and entrepreneurship skills.

This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Learning for Life and Work Area of Learning.

Entry Level qualifications help learners to expand their knowledge, increase their confidence and demonstrate achievement. This includes some who might not be ready for a course at GCSE level or equivalent.

This specification is made up of units, and learners can gain a qualification at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3. For each unit, learners produce a portfolio of work to show how they’ve met the assessment criteria; there are no exams.

There are nine units:

Local and Global Citizenship

  • Unit 1: Learning to Live Together
  • Unit 2: My Rights and Being Responsible

Personal Development

  • Unit 3: Developing My Self-Management Skills
  • Unit 4: Getting to Know Myself
  • Unit 5: Travelling in My Community


  • Unit 6: Workplace learning
  • Unit 7: Applying for Jobs and Courses
  • Unit 8: Planning My Business
  • Unit 9: Making My Business Work.

Current Specification

First teaching: from September 2015
First award: from Summer 2016
QAN: 601/5602/8
Subject code: 4810
Guided learning hours: 120
Qualification level: Entry 1/2/3

Skills developed through our Entry Level Learning for Life and Work

This qualification prepares learners for working and adult life by developing employability and independent living skills. It emphasises learning by doing, focusing on transferable skills that learners will need in the working environment.

It develops learners as individuals and contributors to the economy, society and environment by providing opportunities to explore topics such as the world of work, entrepreneurship, cultural diversity and equality.

Those who complete this qualification can progress to other Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 or GCSE qualifications, or to related training courses.

For more information on this specification contact:

Petula Henderson
Subject Officer
(028) 9590 6709
Arlene Ashfield
Specification Support Officer
(028) 9590 6678

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