This qualification is designed for learners aged pre-16 and above who wish to develop skills and knowledge in craft.
There is no minimum age for this course but we would suggest as a guidance learners should be aged 12 and above.
A Level 1 Qualification gives you basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning with guidance. Other examples of Level 1 qualifications are GCSE’s at graded D-G or 3-1, NVQ’s and Key skills Level 1.
The awarding body for this qualification is NCFE, who have approved Technology Triumphs as a training provider for this qualification.
A course summary with more details on the course content is available.
The learner will access their course via a Skills Portfolio platform - an individual log in will give the learner access to the course content in the form of fillable pdf documents.
Within these workbooks, links will be provided to YouTube videos that have been created by Technology Triumphs as tutorials to walk the student through the technical aspects of the tuition.
These videos have been created by a qualified and experienced D&T teacher, Pip Rothwell.
The parent or guardian of the student will act as the ‘tutor’ in all other aspects of session delivery – i.e, providing guidance and support when completing research tasks.
Students will need to complete practical activities under the supervision of an adult and then complete the corresponding workbooklet
Photographic evidence of the completed practical work will need to be submitted each term as well as occasional videologs. Guidance and support will be provided on this. This is in order that we can evidence to the awarding body, that the work submitted is the learners own.
The course has been designed to cater for Home Educated families and therefore has been designed to allow flexibility in terms of delivery.
As a guidance we would suggest that approximately 2 hours per week be set aside to complete this qualification within the 2 year timeframe. (if following a standard school term timetable). However, how you designate and manage those hours is completely flexible.
A suggested schedule will be provided in order to help those who wish to work to a structure. However these are not set in stone and work can be submitted for feedback at whatever points the learner is ready to. A 'space' is secured on the course up to 12 months after the scheduled course end date, which means that learners can continue to submit work for submission up to 12 months after payments have been completed.
This is a pass or fail course rather than a graded qualification. However, feedback during the termly assessments will include a RAG tracker (Red, Amber, Green) to indicate how the student is progressing through the learning objectives. More detailed and personal written feedback will also be provided.
In order to ensure that students work is their own, a number of set tasks will require the students to complete a video submission showing their ability to conduct a practical task and explain the processes they have used.
A Facebook page; Technology Triumphs Level 1 Cake Decorating has been set up as a support group for participants on the course. You can request to join this group for further details of the course and access to the curriculum plan and sample materials.
This will be a platform where anyone registered with the course can join and share ideas or ask for further guidance. It will also be a great place to celebrate the work and request feedback from peers about their products.
Technology Triumphs will run termly competitions within the page which are accessible only to those enrolled onto the course.
An initial admin fee of £20 will ensure that the learner is set up on the learning platform, Skills Portfolio. This fee is added as a covering payment to be made with the first of the monthly payments. Payment are then made in 22 monthly instalments of £20 per month, with the first payment due by 1st September 2021.
Subscription is easily set up with a payment card by using our booking platform when you reserve a space on the course.
If you are booking in June and July, you will receive a notification that your subscription is 'paused'. This is to prevent the system from automatically taking payment prior to 1st September.
Technology Triumphs is fully appreciative of the fact that circumstances may change and in order to ensure that the qualifications are made available to as many young people as possible, offers a no obligation format to their courses.
During the first year of the course, if at any point, for any reason, you wish to withdraw your child from the course, you can do so without any financial obligation. We ask for 3 working days notice in order to cancel the subscription before the 1st of the month.
If you wish to withdraw your child from the course during the second year of completion, after the registration fee has been paid to the exam board, the only fee payable will be of £20 (cancellation fee to the exam board).
Technology Triumphs policies, including Complaints Procedures, are available upon request or accessible via Policies page on this website.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
The qualification is comprised of 3 mandatory units. A range of techniques can be used to evidence that the unit has been completed, including worksheets, video logs and sketchbooks.