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XL Club – PDE Qualification (Personal development and employability skills)

The Qualification:

The Prince's Trust Award and Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (PDE) recognises a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors. 

The qualifications have been developed with the aim of progressing learners into further education and/or employment and are available for use with pre and post 16 learners:

They give learners the opportunity to:

  • Develop their own personal growth and engagement in, and through, learning
  • Engage in learning that is relevant to them and support their development of personal skills and attributes that are essential for working life and employment
  • Prepare themselves for progression into further education programmes,  apprenticeships or other work-based learning
  • Develop their literacy, language and numeracy skills

 The qualifications are regulated qualifications on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (RITs):

Pupils can choose from the following units:

Career Planning

Community ProjectCustomer Service

Interpersonal & Self Management Skills

Managing My MoneyParticipating in Sport

Personal Project

Planning for Personal DevelopmentPractising Leadership Skills with Others

Preparing for a Healthy Active Lifestyle

Presentation SkillsSupporting Others in the Community

Teamwork

Undertaking an Entreprise ProjectWork Experience

 

The Awards:

 Prince's Trust Entry 3 Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (600/8034/6)

Prince's Trust Level 1 Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (600/7958/7)

Prince's Trust Entry 3 Award in Personal Development and Employability Skills (600/6952/1)

Prince's Trust Level 1 Award in Personal Development and Employability Skills (600/8032/2)

Assessment:

Pupils are assessed through coursework in year 10 and 11. Pupils have the opportunity to study for the entry 3 award (6 credits) and certificate (6 credits) or the level 1 award (6 credits) and certificate (21 credits).

Key Aims:

  • Increase attendance and reduce exclusions
  • Improve behaviour, both in and beyond the classroom
  • Boost academic achievement
  • Make a positive contribution to the Community

Targeting:

  • Difficulties with Maths and English
  • Underachievement in class
  • Distracting, disruptive or aggressive behaviour
  • Alienation, isolation or bullying
  • A lack of parental support
  • A record of truancy or absenteeism
  • Young people at Serious risk of exclusion

National Results:

Results (compiled from all the young people taking part in the Prince's Trust scheme nationally) can be seen in young people's attendance, attitude and attainment: 

  • 88 per cent of those that complete the programme progress into full time education, training or employment
  • 94 per cent of young people would recommend it to others
  • 89 per cent of young people show personal development
  • 90 per cent of young people show positive skills development across a range of areas 

Value:

"This is a brilliant scheme to get kids, who are otherwise quite disengaged, involved, learning new skills, learning team work and really pushing on in life. If we can stop kids who are on the edge of the tracks, then it's got to be good".

Tom Loughton

Education Minister 2011

 

Useful links:

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/pdf/PDE.pdf

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/pdf/PDE%20qual%20spec%20Feb15.pdf

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/trustqualifications/pde/assessment_windows.aspx

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/trustqualifications/pde/units__tracking_sheets.aspx