Uplands School

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Opportunities to gain external exams/accreditation

At Uplands our students have opportunities to gain high quality nationally recognised qualifications and awards which support the development of independence. These include the OCR Life and Living Qualifications,  literacy and numeracy qualifications, ASDAN Towards Independence Awards, various vocational units.  Qualifications are available at Entry 1 level to Level two.

Alternatively, students may follow a bespoke package towards individually chosen qualifications.

Oxford Cambridge and RSA (OCR) Examinations: Life and Living Skills: This is a credit based qualification from the Qualifications and CrBtedit Framework that develops skills, knowledge and understanding. This qualification, which is divided into units, has been designed to encourage progression through its own structure. Students may progress upwards or laterally through the accumulation of units in a broad range of life and learning areas. The qualification is very flexible and students who have spikey profiles may, through the rules of combination achieve an overall level through taking units at different levels.

BTEC Workskills: BTECs are work-related qualifications for learners taking their first steps into employment, progressing through their careers.

ASDAN Towards Independence Award: Towards Independence offers formal recognition for small steps of achievement towards a larger goal. Modules can be used separately and accumulated to build a record of personal achievement.

Spiritual, Moral, Social Cultural Education is an important part of personal development and students have opportunities to gain qualifications in this area through both OCR and ASDAN.(See Life and Living Skills Handbook for units available).

Opportunities to gain external qualifications - Sixth Form