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2021 PDE Qualification Resources

We are working with our partners to bring you new and engaging content that will provide supporting session plans and worksheets for the Personal Development and Employability Skills 2021 assessment criteria. The new content will be in our brand-new designs and include engaging, relevant activities that boost learners’ key skills and confidence, while working towards the qualification. Unit pages will be updated regularly, so keep an eye out for new content.

In the meantime, content created for the legacy PDE units is still available for use and claimed within the Personal Development and Employability Skills 2021. For more information or support if using the legacy unit content, please contact qualifications@princes-trust.org.uk.

Click the unit names below for tracking sheets for the new assessment criteria (ready for use from August 2021).

Please note: This is a placeholder page and the content hosted here will be moved to the new Education Hub website when it is launched in 2022.

Career Planning

With high demand for jobs, learners need to be aware of where to search for suitable roles and how to best present themselves through their CVs, applications or at an interview. This unit gives learners a better understanding of the jobs market and their career interests, as well as equips them with skills and knowledge to support their job search.

Building a Successful Future

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Creating CVs for Jobs and Training Applications

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Interview Skills

Session Plan

Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Community Impact

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to consider the needs of their community and consider how the community can be supported. Learners will plan and carry out a project to support a chosen community through direct or indirect support.

Meeting the Needs of the Community

Session Plan

Worksheets and Resources

Planning and Participating in a Community Project

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Worksheets and Resources

Reviewing the Community Project

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Worksheets and Resources

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Customer Experience

This unit develops learners' skills and understanding of the needs of the customer, ensuring the best customer experience overall.

The Features of Good Customer Experience

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Customer Needs

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Resource - Welsh Language

Reviewing Customer Service

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Digital Skills

This unit aims to support learners’ use of digital technology to enhance their communication, problem solving and employability skills, as well as their use of social media in a safe and informed way.

Staying Safe Online

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Session Plan (Welsh language)

Resources

Resources (Welsh language)

Your Digital Footprint and Presence

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Session Plan (Welsh language)

Resources

Resources (Welsh language)

Digital Skills in the Workplace

Session Plan 

Session Plan (Welsh language)

Resources

Resources (Welsh language)

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Experiencing the World of Work

This unit develops learners' skills and understanding of the workplace. This is done through preparing for, attending and reviewing a work experience placement. It is also an opportunity for learners to obtain a work reference which they may find useful in the future.

Applying and Preparing for Work Experience 

Session Plan

Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Completing and Evaluating Work Experience

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Managing Money

The aim of this unit is to support learners to understand some of the basic principles around personal money management. Throughout this unit, learners will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge on how to budget and how to plan their own personal spending, while looking at wage slips and bank statements.

Financial Services: Saving and Borrowing 

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

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Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Personal Development

The aim of this unit is for learners to assess their strengths and weaknesses and to set manageable, achievable goals for work and/or their personal life. A key part in any action plan is the review so changes can be made along the way or adaptations used for future targets. This process is about increasing learners’ resilience to change by encouraging them to focus on their future and demonstrate to themselves that they can achieve targets they set.

Skills and Strengths

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Resources - Welsh Language

Setting and Achieving Goals 

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Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Preparing for the World of Work

This unit could be taken by learners doing the PDE qualification who want to prepare themselves for joining the workforce in the future.

The aim of the unit is for the learner to start to prepare for the world of work. They will explore different ways of working, legal considerations and rights in the workplace, as well as what they might expect from the world of work. It is also an opportunity for the learner to consider suitable employment options for the future.

The Value of Work

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Resources

Session Plan - Welsh language

Resources - Welsh language

Workplace Knowledge and Skills

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Resources

Session Plan - Welsh language

Resources - Welsh language

Tracking Sheets

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Presentation Skills

This unit supports learners to develop their understanding of the benefits and different purposes presentations have, as well as develop the skills needed to give a presentation. The unit requires the learner to prepare, deliver and review their own presentation.

The Purpose of Presentations

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Resources

Preparing a Presentation

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Resources

Delivering and Reviewing a Presentation

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Resources

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Project Based Learning

The aim of this unit is to enable learners, working as groups or individuals, to investigate and work upon a problem, challenge or area of interest. Learners will have the opportunity to use a variety of skills as part of their project-based learning and present their work to an audience.

Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

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Sustainability

This unit helps learners develop an understanding of the basic principles of sustainability. The unit introduces learners to key issues in the natural world and encourages them to consider their role as an individual in making sustainable choices.

Education, Energy and the Environment

The following three sessions introduce young people to sustainability through engaging discussions, activities and videos. You will explore the impact human activities have on the environment through hands-on research and presentations.

Sustainable Development

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Research - Sustainable Commuting

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Presenting - Sustainable Commuting

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Sustainable Development and Citizenship

The following three sessions take a look at the impact individuals and communities can have on the environment - both positive and negative. Young people will explore sustainable communities and prepare and present designs for a wildlife garden.

Global Citizenship

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Sustainable Communities

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Community Action

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Building a Sustainable Business

These three sessions explore the different practices and actions businesses can take to be sustainable and to ensure they reduce their impact on the environment. Young people will also get the chance to develop and present their own sustainable business ideas.

Green Business and Supply Chains

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Sustainable Businesses

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Sustainable Design for the Future

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Worksheets and Resources

Worksheets and Resources- Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Teamwork Skills

This unit helps learners develop teamwork skills by understanding the roles and ways of working within a team to achieve a shared goal. Learners will have the opportunities to experience working as part of a team to practise and develop their skills.

The Characteristics of an Effective Team

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Participating in and Learning from Team Activities

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Undertaking an Enterprise Project

This unit helps learners develop their enterprise skills by planning, costing, promoting and selling a product or providing a service. An enterprise activity might include a group activity (e.g. baking cakes, washing cars) or an individual activity (e.g. making cards) which often raises money. Projects can be social enterprises.

Successful Enterprises

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Resources

Session Plan - Welsh version

Resources - Welsh version

Planning an Enterprise Project

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Session Plan - Welsh version

Resources - Welsh version

Carrying out an Enterprise Project

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Session Plan - Welsh language

Reviewing the Enterprise Project

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Session Plan - Welsh language

Resources - Welsh language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Wellbeing

By undertaking this unit, learners will become more aware of their own wellbeing. They will build their understanding by exploring practical techniques and strategies that promote good wellbeing. Learners will look at their self-esteem and confidence, emotional and physical wellbeing and how to manage situations that may cause stress.

Physical Wellbeing

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship Behaviours

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Worksheets and Resources

Romantic Relationships and Harmful Behaviours

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Worksheets and Resources

Stress Management

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Worksheets and Resources

Session Plan - Welsh Language

Worksheets and Resources - Welsh Language

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

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Session Plan - Welsh Language

Resources - Welsh Language

Everyday Emotions and Resilience

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Session Plan - Welsh Language

Resources - Welsh Language

Looking After You

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Session Plan - Welsh Language

Resources - Welsh Language

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Wellbeing - Healthy Eating

This unit enables learners to explore and understand the benefits of a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. It also encourages learners to develop independent living skills that they can take into the future.

Wellbeing and Nutrition

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Session Plan (Welsh language)

Resources

Resources (Welsh language)

Healthy Cooking on a Budget

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Session Plan (Welsh language)

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Resources (Welsh language)

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Wellbeing - Physical Activity

In this unit, learners explore and understand the benefits of being physically active as part of a healthy lifestyle. Learners will take part in and be encouraged to think about introducing physical activity into their own lives.

Tracking Sheets

Tracking Sheets (Scotland only)

Tracking Sheets (Welsh version)

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Please note: Using these materials may help to evidence learners’ achievements for the qualification; however, it is a centre’s responsibility to ensure all evidence produced meets the required learning outcomes and assessment criteria.