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SCQF Level 6 in Personal Development


This course aims to help learners become more independent and to develop their potential as contributing members of their societies.


These awards reflect Curriculum for Excellence values, purposes and principles. They offer flexibility, provide more time for learning, more focus on skills and applying learning, and scope for personalisation and choice.


In this Award, and its component Units, there will be an emphasis on skills development and the application of those skills. Assessment approaches will be proportionate, fit for purpose and will promote best practice, enabling learners to achieve the highest standards they can.


This Award provides learners with opportunities to continue to acquire and develop the attributes and capabilities of the four capacities as well as skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. Progression from experiences and outcomes in Health and Wellbeing and other relevant curriculum areas provides a good foundation for all learners with an interest in personal development to take this qualification.


The Award provides opportunities for experiential learning, which will enable learners to reflect on their progress and may help build confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem. It also provides an opportunity to demonstrate and recognise achievement in a variety of situations. This may also complement and enhance learning in other subjects and contexts. There will be opportunities for working with others on collaborative projects. The insights gained from undertaking the Award may enable learners to progress confidently onto further study or into employment.


The main purpose of the Personal Development Award is to provide an opportunity for learners to develop the skills and self-knowledge to prepare them for successful transitions in life.


The main aims of the Award are that the learner will be able to:


  •  develop knowledge of self and their own development needs through self-evaluation and review

  •  develop self-reliance, self-esteem and confidence through supported and independent learning

  •  develop practical abilities

  •  develop task management and interpersonal skills

  •  have an opportunity to maximise their potential

  •  demonstrate and recognise achievement


Learners will develop self-reliance, self-esteem and confidence through supported and independent learning.


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