About Personal Behaviour for Success

Find out more about our Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success courses, giving learners the skills they need for education, work and life.

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What are Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success qualifications?

Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success is a learning programme that is based on the principle that individual success in a variety of different contexts is dependent on a whole range of different behaviours. 

On our Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success courses, learners will engage in a range of learning that will develop skills to support employability.  These include communication and the impact of their behaviour on others.  It encourages learners to reflect on their performance and consider different ways of approaching situations.

For learners aged 14 and above, the qualifications are designed to be taken alongside the behavioural diagnostic Self Smart.  Self Smart provides support for these qualifications and other employability programmes.

Why take Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success?

Whatever your ability, your potential for success in the workplace is dependent on behaviours.  Therefore, Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success can help to support learners towards long and short term success.

You’ll learn to recognise and reflect upon your own experiences and abilities, building the behaviours required for success in a range of different situations.

How is the qualification structured?

Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success is available at two levels – Entry 3 and Level 1.

The qualifications are accredited on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework), which means learners receive credits for the units they complete.

At each level, a minimum of 3 credits are required for learners to achieve the qualification. Each individual qualification is comprised of one unit as below. All learners are required to achieve the one mandatory unit to achieve the qualification at that level:

Unit reference

Unit name




Personal Behaviour for Success

3 / 30



Personal Behaviour for Success

3 / 30


*GLH - Guided Learning Hours. This is the maximum expected time to complete, including all directed study (classroom, homework, preparation and activity work, plus supervised extracurricular activities).

How will I be assessed?

Both units within our Edexcel Personal Behaviour for Success qualifications are internally assessed. To pass, a learner must successfully achieve all the assessment criteria. However, it is not a requirement that all evidence be in the form of assignments.

Evidence can be paper-based or in an eportfolio. A range of media can be provided, including videos, references and letters. Evidence can be collected or witnessed from sources outside of school or college, such as an employer or coach, as long as it is verified by a teacher in the centre.