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Personal Development and Employability Skills Qualifications, Scotland

The Prince’s Trust Award and Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (SPDE) recognises a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors.


SPDE Qualifications Specification (From August 2017) (pdf, 1mb)

Supporting Documents

Scotland Internal Verification Form (docx, 750kb)

Scotland EV Coversheet (doc, 775kb)

Scotland Resubmission Coversheet (doc, 763kb)

Learners should be assessed for the level at which they meet the standards for each unit. All learning outcomes need to be successfully covered to pass a unit.

SPDE Tracking sheets 

Please click on the links below to download the tracking sheet. If you require the tracking sheet for the old units which expire in July 2018 please email

SCQF Level 3

SCQF Level 4

SCQF Level 5

Assessment windows for SPDE

Keep up to date with the latest Deadlines for External Moderation Windows (pdf, 238kb)

Making entries for SPDE

Centres should only make certificate claims for units and qualifications when they are satisfied that the portfolios meet all the assessment criteria and the work has been internally verified.

  • Units and qualifications can be purchased by logging onto The Prince's Trust Qualifications Portal.

  • Making a claim on The Portal is the official stage of informing The Prince’s Trust that these learners are being submitted for External Verification. All entries will be charged, so it is important that learners are only entered for the units that have been completed, assessed and internally verified.

The address for sending portfolios for EV is:

The Prince's Trust
Eldon Street

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