Topic Based 14-25 Curriculum

A flexible 14-25 PMLD/SLD/MLD Curriculum with optional accreditation which includes links to Personal Progress Units

Schools/Colleges adopting these Curriculum Schemes of Work can receive 14-25 accreditation that is awarded by EQUALS. This is assessed against clear standards. There is no minimum or maximum number of units for which a student may be entered in any one year. The accreditation scheme enables pupils to be assessed and awarded nationally moderated certificates.

For further information please see the bottom of this page

The cost of accreditation is only £99.00 per year/per school for equals members and £350 for equals non-members.

EQUALS membership costs only £120+VAT per year. Click here to learn more

Schools can also purchase the 14-25 PMLD/SLD/MLD Curriculum Schemes of Work on their own without any accreditation. One benefit of signing up to our annual accreditation scheme for Moving On, is you gain access to support and training and a network of regional moderators.

The one-year programmes cost £89 Members, £149 Non-members each.

14-25 PMLD, SLD and MLD Curriculum Schemes of Work


Moving On is organised into five one year programmes

Globetrotter, Voyager, Adventurer, Traveller, Explorer

Each programme is divided into three areas of study:

World Studies

Science, Technology, Foreign Cultures, Creativity, Humanities

Independent Living

PSHE, Citizenship, Leisure & Recreation, Daily Living Skills

Vocational Skills

Work Related Learning, Careers Education & Guidance/Post School Planning

They are for students with a range of complex learning challenges, celebrating achievement that supports assessment for Entry 1 qualifications

    • For pupils with PMLD, SLD and MLD.
    • A resource for Foundation Learning Programmes.
    • A personalised learning approach.
    • A national support network of teachers.
    • A national accreditation scheme.
    • Free online training sessions for equals members.
    • With an optional 14-25 SEN Accreditation Scheme which includes links to personal progress Units

EQUALS Members benefit from significant discounts on EQUALS publications.  The members price for the above publications is only £89. This involves a saving of £60 when compared to Non-members prices

If you would like to become a member of EQUALS at £120 + VAT for 12 months please click here

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14-25 Subject-specific Curriculum

Moving On Literacy, Numeracy & I.C.T. 

For teachers of pupils aged 14-25 with learning difficulties.


This set of curriculum specifications is written for teachers of pupils aged 14+ with a wide range of learning difficulties,
including those with PMLD, SLD and MLD.

All 3 subjects are available as a combined package for EQUALS Members £89, Non Members £149.00

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14-25 Accreditation – PMLD, SLD and MLD

The accreditation scheme enables students to be assessed and awarded nationally moderated certificates. For further information, please download the Teacher’ Handbook below.

Regional Training and Moderation Meetings

Support advisors/moderators co-ordinate a regional network for training and external moderation to those schools that register. If you are new to the Moving On programme or you wish to find out more about the accreditation, please contact

The dates for the training and moderation days will be:

Drop In Session – Q&A/Refresher  – 24th June 2021
3-4 pm

Moderation Session6th July 2021
9:30 am – 12 pm

Online Training Session26th November 2021
3:45-5:15 pm

Online Training Session18th March 2022
3:45-5:15 pm


  • You can register your centre for Moving On accreditation by completing and submitting a
    registration form to EQUALS. Click here to download a registration form
    Schools are charged an annual fee of £95 (members of EQUALS) or £249 (non-members).
  • You will receive the Pre-course registration form to enrol your students for Moving On.
  • You will be invoiced separately for student certificates @ £1.95 per per Certificate, once students have been moderated and approved.
  • For a preview of certificates, please Click here

Moderation Procedures

Information on moderation procedures including the yearly schedule, recording student progress and submitting students work at moderation can be found in the Teacher’s Handbook. You can also ring the EQUALS office on 0191 272 1222 or e-mail

To view the Moving On Accreditation Teacher’s Handbook please click here

Passport to Learning and Forms for Moderation

A Passport to Learning should be completed for each student entered for accreditation. Just print off or save the Passport to Learning for each student, read the guidance notes and complete. Take your completed forms to your nearest moderation meeting together with 3 examples of work for every ten students entered to be externally moderated. The following documents are available for moderation:


Please refer to the Teacher’s Handbook for further information on moderation

A postal moderation system is available if you are unable to attend a moderation meeting. There will be an additional cost of £49.00 – £165.00 for using this service (This cost is related to the amount of pupils where work has been submitted). Click here to download a form to register for postal moderation.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the EQUALS office.

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