LASER’s Learning, Employability and Progression (LEAP) suite of qualifications offer a wide variety of personal development and vocational taster units. LEAP has been designed with flexibility in mind. The suite of qualifications provides centres with the autonomy and freedom to select units and combinations of units that suit learners’ particular needs. The qualifications are ideal for those who require a truly individualised curriculum.
There are seven sizes of qualification at each level (Entry 3 and Level 1). The qualifications are nested, so that units in a smaller qualification can count towards larger qualifications within the same suite. All units appear in all qualifications in the suite. The recommended number of guided learning hours is between 15 and 370 hours, depending on the qualification and units chosen. The rules of combination have been kept simple with no core units. This allows courses to be structured to fulfil individual learner needs, promote engagement and retention and boost learner confidence. Learners are required to build a portfolio of evidence and are assessed in terms of meeting the criteria stated in each unit.