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Personal and Social Effectiveness Level 1 and 2

About this course

What is it?

ASDAN's new Personal and Social Effectiveness (PSE) qualifications are designed to develop 21st century competencies in communication, collaboration and emotional intelligence for learners working at Level 1 and Level 2.

Available to deliver in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the qualifications contain a wide variety of flexible and engaging challenges, empowering young people to take control of their learning, discover themselves, and build respectful and inclusive relationships.

Read the Personal and Social Effectiveness (PSE) qualifications specification.

Download a flyer (pdf 224 KB) explaining the qualifications and the benefits.

Building on the success of the Award and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

Developed in conjunction with our members and education practitioners, the qualifications build on the success of ASDAN’s AoPE and CoPE (Award and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness). Learner registrations for the Award and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness will remain available for purchase until 31 December 2022.

Who is it for?

  • Learners in Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)
  • Learners in post-16 education, embarking on programmes at Levels 1 and 2

Benefits

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications (PSE):

  • develop targeted skills, attributes and values as well as cumulatively developing learners’ vocabulary stores, understanding and fluency
  • give learners regular opportunities to explore all elements of the curriculum and situate their learning in topics, activities and experiences that have meaning for them
  • provide a pedagogical focus on regular feedback to support the learning process
  • comprise streamlined course content that is intuitive to deliver and assess
  • contain competencies developed in a global context that represent the culture and heritage of young people in greatest need in the UK

Structure

Award and certificate-sized qualifications will be available at both Level 1 and 2. The estimated time taken to complete the award is 100 hours and the certificate will take approximately 160 hours.

Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements.

Learners develop their skills through the completion of formative challenges prior to being assessed through a summative challenge. 

Units and standards

Learners must complete units one to three in order to achieve the award, and units one to four to achieve the certificate. In the award, learners are assessed on how they have developed the ability to:

  • understand and develop themselves and their own performance
  • work with others in teams
  • develop and use problem solving skills

In the certificate, learners will additionally be assessed on how they have developed the ability to deliver a project. This includes planning, research, presentation and discussion.

Units and topics

Unit one: Developing myself and my performance

  • Health and wellbeing
  • International links
  • Digital communications
  • Beliefs and values

Unit two: Working with others

  • Citizenship and community
  • Sport and leisure
  • Environment
  • Enterprise
  • Beliefs and values

Unit three: Problem solving

  • Science and technology
  • Expressive arts
  • Independent living
  • Vocational preparation

Unit four: Delivering a project (certificate only)

  • Building on the knowledge, skills and attributes of the first three units, the learner chooses their project linked to one or more topics from units 1-3

1. Staff training
• The members of staff with overall responsibility for delivery must attend an ASDAN introductory workshop, webinar or an INSET.

2. Register with ASDAN
• You will need to have ASDAN Qualifications membership to deliver Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications. Membership allows centres to purchase materials and access support from ASDAN, including regular mailings and updates.

3. Centre approval
• Centres will need to provide specific policies and procedures and provide additional information in order to be given centre approval.
• Centres are risk rated and all new centres will require a centre approval visit.
• Centres will be required to review and renew a number of centre policies each year.

4. Create a new cohort
• Create a new cohort in the members’ area of the ASDAN website
• Specify a course co-ordinator and select your expected moderation date.
• Enter the number of learners taking the course, with learner names if known.
• Select learner journals.

5. Delivery and assessment
• Create assessment plans for all units being assessed. Centres may be asked to supply them to ASDAN for validation.
• Deliver the course to candidates, making use of the standards and general guidance and assessment resources.

6. Support
• Autumn term themed support meetings offer CPD opportunities.
• Spring term qualification support meetings offer ongoing support, feedback and opportunities for networking.

7. Internal moderation
• Internally moderate all portfolios to ensure that learners have met the full requirements of the qualification. Ensure that candidates are given adequate time to make any necessary amendments.

8. External moderation
• Book your moderation. Deadline of 31 October for booking moderation within the academic year.
• Confirm your learner names and details.
• Provide the sample portfolios to the external quality assurer (EQA), as requested.
• Moderation may take place as part of a centre visit or be carried out by post.
• Certificates will be sent to your centre within 20 working days of your EQA notifying ASDAN that a successful final moderation has taken place.

Costs

All prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.

Item Price
Personal and Social Effectiveness Award  £35.95
Personal and Social Effectiveness Certificate  £43.95

 

All prices valid from September 2021. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT.

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  • Qualifications
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Products

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications centre handbook

This handbook is designed to provide approved centres with guidance to assist in the administration, delivery and assessment of the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications.

It should be read in conjunction with the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualification specification, the resources that have been produced to support delivery and any quality policy produced by ASDAN (eg enquiries and appeals).

£4.95

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications challenge directory

For the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications, learners must complete a wide range of challenges throughout the course across a number of topics. The challenges are split into A and B (formative) challenges and C (summative) challenges.

This challenge directory lists all of the available A and B (formative) challenges and C (summative) challenges for the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications.

£9.95

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications specification

This qualification specification is a vital document that describes the standards candidates must meet for each Personal and Social Effectiveness unit and provides guidance to support these standards.

This resource is also available for registered Personal and Social Effectiveness centres to download from the members area of this website.

£9.95
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Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications centre handbook

This handbook is designed to provide approved centres with guidance to assist in the administration, delivery and assessment of the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications.

It should be read in conjunction with the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualification specification, the resources that have been produced to support delivery and any quality policy produced by ASDAN (eg enquiries and appeals).

£4.95

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications challenge directory

For the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications, learners must complete a wide range of challenges throughout the course across a number of topics. The challenges are split into A and B (formative) challenges and C (summative) challenges.

This challenge directory lists all of the available A and B (formative) challenges and C (summative) challenges for the Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications.

£9.95

Personal and Social Effectiveness qualifications specification

This qualification specification is a vital document that describes the standards candidates must meet for each Personal and Social Effectiveness unit and provides guidance to support these standards.

This resource is also available for registered Personal and Social Effectiveness centres to download from the members area of this website.

£9.95
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