Academic Information



  • To ensure learners have every opportunity to gain formal recognition of their skills and achievements

  • The qualification is intended to provide flexibility, choice and pathways to progression

  • The programme is focused on developing personal development and employability skills


S Croal
T Doherty

Key Stage 4

The programme is run by The Princes Trust and is 100% portfolio based. The Diploma qualification is equivalent to 4 X Level 2 qualifications. Topics covered include:

  • Career planning

  • Community project

  • Interpersonal skills and self-management

  • Participating in sport, money management

  • Preparing for a healthy and active lifestyle

  • Presentation skills

  • Work experience

Skills Developed

  • Communication and interpersonal skills, including managing conflict

  • Research

  • Presentation & skills pertaining to discussion

  • Teamwork

  • Employability skills


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