The Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress are approved qualifications, eligible for use in Foundation Learning provision. They are made up of units which can be broadly divided into the following areas: Literacy/Numeracy/IT; Independent Living Skills; Personal Development; Community Participation; Preparation for Work; Units Particularly Accessible for Learners with PMLD.
Download the list of Personal Progress units listed by topic area.
The development of Personal Progress qualifications has followed work in which QCDA contracted ASDAN to test and trial these learner-referenced units at Entry 1 with 23 centres. Download the purpose statements for the Entry 1 Personal Progress Award, Certificate and Diploma.
The qualifications have been developed for learners working between P Levels 1-8 and Entry 1 to have their achievements recognised within a qualification framework. They can be undertaken in schools, colleges, residential centres, training providers and independent provision.
Each unit has a credit value (1 credit is equal to approximately 10 hours of learning). To achieve a qualification learners must gain credits by completing their chosen units and providing clear evidence that they have met the full requirements of the unit. Tutors are required to provide a Unit Transcript for each unit completed by the learner; this will detail the specific skills and/or knowledge that the learner has demonstrated (download a sample Unit Transcript). The tutor will also use an Achievement Continuum to record learner attainment and progress; this will be recorded on the Unit Transcript.
The ASDAN Preparing for Adulthood Programmes – New Horizons, Transition Challenge, Towards Independence and Workright – can support delivery of the units and provide evidence that the learner has met the unit assessment criteria.
Units can be built up in any combination to reach the total credit value required for a qualification.
Download the Personal Progress standards for details of the content of each unit. Please note that centres registering to deliver Personal Progress will be able to access a full copy of the Standards with Guidance, which provides key information on how to interpret and implement the standards. Download sample units from the Standards with Guidance.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase candidate registrations and access additional resources and guidance via the members area.
Free regional support meetings are held throughout the year and are open to any staff involved in delivering Personal Progress.
After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must register candidates for external moderation, which is carried out by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.