Academic Information

XL Project


  • 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. 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.