The Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications offer imaginative ways of supporting young people in becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy; being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change; and managing risk together with their own wellbeing. It also introduces learners to new activities and personal challenges.
PSD is available for students aged 14–19. It is used by schools, colleges, residential centres, training
providers, PRUs, secure units and other local authority and independent providers. The qualification also plays a major role in rewarding achievement within the non-formal sector.
Learners have to complete enough units to reach the required number of credits for a particular size of qualification. At Entry 1-3 (National 1-3) 6 credits are required for an Award, and 13 credits for a Certificate. At Levels 1 and 2 (National 4 and 5) 8 credits are required for an Award, and 13 for a Certificate. Each credit is equivalent to around 10 hours of learning time.
PSD provides accreditation through a nationally recognised certificate for PSHE and PSD activities. Activities inside and outside of school and non-formal situations can be accredited.
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Budget: Award Fee, Membership Subscription
For Ages: 14 - 19
Time to Complete: N/A
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Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc
Contact John Furness, Regions and Partnerships Director on 07816 161762, or send an email.