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Personal Development and Employability Skills

The Prince’s Trust qualifications in Personal Development and Employability Skills recognise the breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors. They 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.

 

Our objectives:

  • 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, apprenticeship and other work based learning.

  • Develop their English and Maths skills.

 

Qualification Framework:

 

Prince’s Trust Level 2 Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills

Qualification Framework

RQF

Qualification number (QN)

600/8035/8

QW Approval/Designation No.

C00/0525/7

Date for registrations

February 2013

Age range

Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Credit value range

21 - 36

Minimum % of credits required at Level 2

51%

Assessment of qualification

Portfolio of evidence, centre assessment

 

Guided learning hours (GLH)

201

Total Qualification Time (TQT)

210

Grading information

Pass grade

Entry requirements

Learners do not need any other qualifications as pre-requisites to entry.

 

Certificate Qualification Structure

The rules of combination detailed below need to be met before Prince’s Trust Qualifications can award any of the Certificate sized qualifications

 

Minimum number of credits to be achieved

21

Maximum number of credits to be achieved

36

 

The qualification will be awarded at the level at which the majority of credits have been achieved.

 

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

On the successful completion of all units, pupils will gain a minimum of 21 credits and a maximum of 36. These credits will go towards their qualification in ‘Personal Development and Employability Skills’ offered by the Prince’s Trust. This qualification is now equivalent to two GCSEs both at Grade B.

 

YEAR 11

Unit 1: Teamwork Skills (Level 2)

Credits: 3

The aim of this unit is to help pupils take part in a range of team building activities. Pupils will develop their teamwork skills, by understanding the roles, and procedures of teams and being able to work with others towards achieving shared objectives.

Team building activities are collaborative and purposeful and give each pupil the opportunity to meet all the criteria. This unit lends itself particularly well to being integrated with other aspects of the learner’s programme.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1

UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK

1.1

Describe the advantages of working as a team

1.2

Describe the problems that could occur when working as a team

1.3

Explain why teamwork is essential in two situations

2

UNDERSTAND THE ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN A TEAM

2.1

Outline characteristics of an effective team

2.2

Describe different roles for team members whilst completing an activity

2.3

Explain the need for different roles within a team

2.4

Describe different ways of making decisions in a team

2.5

Describe different ways to resolve conflict within a team

3

BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN TEAM ACTIVITIES

3.1

Outline the objectives of different team activities

3.2

Participate in team activities

3.3

Explain your role within the team activities

3.4

Give constructive feedback to different team members

3.5

Obtain constructive feedback from different team members

4

BE ABLE TO EVALUATE OWN PERFORMANCE

4.1

Explain how the team worked well

4.2

Describe skills you have developed while working as a team

4.3

Describe ways to improve own team working skills

 

 

Unit 2: Managing Money (Level 2)

Credits: 3

The aim of this unit is to support pupils to understand some of the basic principles around personal money management.

Personal debit is a growing concern and pupils are taken through some of the basic principles that they need to know when working out their take home pay and budgeting principles for a household income so that they develop an understanding of the value of money

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1

KNOW ABOUT BANKING SERVICES

1.1

Compare financial services offered by different types of provider

1.2

List personal documents which may be required to open a bank or building society account

1.3

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the different ways of borrowing money

1.4

State some consequences of not repaying loans

1.5

Outline different ways you can save money

2

KNOW ABOUT DEDUCTIONS FROM EARNINGS

2.1

Give examples of different types of deductions from earnings

2.2

Explain the reasons why these deductions are made

3

UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF OWN MONEY MANAGEMENT

3.1

Compile a basic monthly household budget

3.2

Give examples, with costs, of personal wants and needs

3.3

Explain the importance of personal budgeting

3.4

Explain how personal budget can be monitored

3.5

State the services that are offered by organisations that provide help and advice on money management

 

Unit 3: Preparing for a Healthy Lifestyle (Level

Credits: 3

The aim of this unit is to introduce pupils to ways in which they can contribute to a healthy lifestyle and to encourage them to plan activities which will improve their own lifestyle such as a balanced diet e.g. food groups, risks of over/undereating; sufficient sleep; taking regular exercise; alcohol and drug awareness.

A key part to this unit is the cooking of a healthy meal. The act of cooking supports other aspects of the unit, and encourages pupils to develop independent living skills. To be classes as cooking heat must be applied to food in some way; pupils will therefore apply heat to at least one independent ingredient within the meal for it to be a suitable assessment activity.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1

UNDERSTAND THE FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

1.1

Describe the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle

1.2

Give examples of factors that contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle

1.3

Describe the health and social effects of:

A: Drinking alcohol

B: Smoking tobacco

C: Taking different illegal drugs and substances

2

BE ABLE TO PLAN A HEALTHY MEAL

2.1

Describe how different food groups contribute to a healthy diet

2.2

Compare the nutritional information shown on different food labels

2.3

Select a healthy two course meal to cook

2.4

Produce a detailed plan for cooking the two courses, including:

A: Ingredient amount

B: Equipment required

C: Timings

2.5

Calculate the total cost of the meal

3

BE ABLE TO COOK A HEALTHY MEAL

3.1

Cook the two course meal

3.2

State the cooking methods used

3.3

Clean work areas and equipment after cooking

4

BE ABLE TO WORK TOWARDS A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

4.1

Produce an action plan to make own lifestyle more healthy

4.2

Obtain information from places and organisations that offer help and advice about achieving a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

 

YEAR 12

Unit 4: Work Experience (Level 2)

Credits: 6

The aim of the unit is for the pupils to develop their skills in, and understanding of, the workplace by preparing for, attending and reviewing a work experience placement. It is also an opportunity for pupils to obtain a work reference which they may find useful in the future. Increasingly there is more and more research demonstrating how important work experience is in helping pupils move into paid employment.


While completing this unit pupils think about what they will gain by undertaking a work experience placement, how they can best prepare for that experience, and what they gained from completing it.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1

UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF WORK EXPERIENCE

1.1

Describe the benefits of attending placement

1.2

Compare advantages and disadvantages of different work experience options.

2

BE ABLE TO PLAN FOR A SAFE WORK EXPERIENCE

2.1

Apply for work experience

2.2

Describe skills that you hope to gain from your work experience

2.3

Plan own journey to ensure you arrive on time at your work experience

2.4

Identify who to report to when on work experience

3

BE ABLE TO COMPLETE A SAFE WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT

3.1

Identify where health and safety information can be found on your work experience

3.2

Arrive at work on time

3.3

Describe the tasks you were responsible for during your work experience placement

3.4

Explain which tasks you were unable to undertake

3.5

Follow instructions to complete tasks safely in the workplace

3.6

Communicate with others appropriately in the workplace

4

BE ABLE TO REVIEW YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE

4.1

Describe what you enjoyed about your work experience

4.2

Explain ways the work experience could have been improved

4.3

Describe skills you developed during your work experience

4.4

Explain how this work experience will help you in the future

 

 

Unit 5: Presentation Skills (Level 1)

Credits: 3

The aim of this unit is to support the pupils to develop their understanding of the benefits and different purposes presentations have, as well as develop the skills needed to give a presentation. The unit requires pupils to prepare, deliver and review their own presentation.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1

UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE OF PRESENTATIONS

1.1

Give examples of different situations when presentations might be used

1.2

Identify the features of an effective presentation

1.3

Give examples of things to avoid when making presentations

2

BE ABLE TO PREPARE FOR A PRESENTATION

2.1

Select a topic to present to an audience

2.2

Identify resources needed for the presentation

2.3

Prepare notes to accompany the delivery of the presentation

3

BE ABLE TO DELIVER A PRESENTATION

3.1

Give a presentation

4

BE ABLE TO REVIEW OWN PRESENTATION SKILLS

4.1

Identify what aspects of your presentation went well

4.2

Identify what aspects of your presentation could be improved

 

 

 
   

Unit 6: Career Planning (Level 2)

Credits: 3

 

The aim of this unit is to give pupils an understanding of the job search, application and interview process in order to equip them with the skills necessary to progress onto a sustainable job/training opportunity that is suited to their interests. It is an opportunity for pupils to think about careers they may wish to pursue, and reflect upon the training, education and experience required in that position.

With the high demands for jobs, pupils need to be aware of where to search for suitable jobs and how to best present themselves both, using their CVs or applications, and in person when they get to the interview.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

1

BE ABLE TO RECOGNISE SUITABLE JOBS OR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

1.1

Identify sources of careers advice and guidance

1.2

Give examples of career options relevant to own interests

1.3

Compare advantages and disadvantages of the identified career options

1.4

Outline training and educational needs for a preferred option

1.5

Describe your suitability for the preferred option.

2

UNDERSTAND HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS OR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

2.1

Produce a personal CV in a format appropriate for seeking employment

2.2

Produce a covering letter to support your CV for a specific job

2.3

Complete an application form to an appropriate standard for submission

3

BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN AN INTERVIEW

3.1

Explain what need to be considered when preparing for an interview

3.2

Prepare responses to potential interview questions

3.3

Give examples of questions you would ask at an interview

3.4

Take part in a real or simulated interview

3.5

Review personal strengths and areas for improvement following an interview

 

 

 
   
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