Unit Award Scheme Using UAS simply and effectively

Unit Award Scheme Using UAS simply and effectively

Unit Award Scheme (UAS) Using UAS simply and effectively What does UAS offer? Units are available in a wide range of activities and/or topics Over 10 000 units available online to choose from Can be used with any age and ability

Links to some AQA unit-based qualifications Recognises achievement but is not a qualification UNIT AWARD SCHEME How can UAS help us? Helps plan course delivery Flexibility in assessment and evidence Can be used over a short timescale Can be used to accredit what we are already doing with our

learners, ie curriculum-led assessment UNIT AWARD SCHEME How can UAS help our learners? Sets clear targets Gives prompt feedback Increases engagement, motivation, performance and self-esteem Can provide a stepping stone to employment, further education, training and independent living

UNIT AWARD SCHEME What will the learner receive? A Unit Award Certificate This is issued promptly each time a learner completes a unit usually within 5-10 working days Lists all the outcomes the learner has achieved

UNIT AWARD SCHEME What units are available? www.aqa.org/uas Search under key words, curriculum areas and/or levels If you cant find what you are looking for, you can amend an existing unit or write your own for free

UNIT AWARD SCHEME Assessment role of the Teacher You decide which unit(s) to use You prepare a Summary sheet for each unit You teach the unit You complete the Summary sheet with dates as outcomes are achieved and sign off You ensure evidence is correct and has been annotated/marked

You give all the evidence, a copy of the unit and the Summary sheet to me, the Coordinator UNIT AWARD SCHEME Assessment role of the I check all the evidence you present is correct and has been Coordinator annotated/marked I check the Summary sheets you have completed and counter-sign

I complete a UAS Claim form to register learners and their completed units I liaise with the UAS team regarding assessment monitoring and to submit the Claim forms via Gateway I receive and check UAS Certificates and arrange for their distribution I am your main point of contact for any issues relating to UAS UNIT AWARD SCHEME Writing or amending

We can amend any unit we find on the UAS database which units dont quite meet our needs or we can write a new unit from scratch free of charge We should always check to make sure that a unit doesnt exist before we write one from scratch We must follow the guidance set out in the Guide to writing and submitting units booklet or the Unit Writing Webinar found on the UAS website Units can only be submitted by a coordinator using the UAS database, Gateway

Units can take up to about 4 weeks to be validated at busy times UNIT AWARD SCHEME Unit Award Scheme Contact AQA on 01423 534 235 [email protected] Thank You UNIT AWARD SCHEME

Unit Award Scheme (alternate final slide) Contact me: (insert name/phone/email here) For help or advice Thank You UNIT AWARD SCHEME

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