Find out more about our Pearson Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications, who they’re for, how they're assessed and what learners can go on to do once they’ve achieved them.

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What are Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications?

Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications are designed to help prepare learners for employment and help with career development if they are already employed. They allow students to learn about communication, reading and writing, mathematics, independent living, skills for the workplace and engaging with the world around them.

Pearson Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications can be offered alongside Functional Skills, , BTEC WorkSkills and BTEC Entry and Level 1 Intro qualifications as part of an Entry and Level 1 programme. This qualification can also be used to meet the RSE requirements in schools.

Read the brochure for more information.

Entry 3 to Level 2 in personal growth and wellbeing

Why offer these qualifications?

Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications enable learners to develop their skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem.

Learners will develop skills such as communications, mathematics and ICT, as well as the personal skills and knowledge alongside developing independent growth such as developing resilience, personal identify and the coping mechanisms required for everyday life and work.

How are they assessed?

All units are internally assessed. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment criteria which must be satisfied for a learner to achieve a pass. You can find more information about the assessment criteria in the relevant specification.

What can learners go on to do once they’ve achieved these qualifications?

Learners who successfully achieve our Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications can progress to:

  • GCSEs or A level / T Levels
  • Diplomas 
  • Apprenticeships 
  • supported employment 
  • independent living.

What qualification sizes are available?

There are 4 sizes, with different sizes available for different qualifications:

  • Subsidary (24 GLH- 30 TQT)
  • Award (48 GLH- 60 TQT)
  • Certificate (120 GLH - 150 TQT)
  • Diploma (192 GLH - 240 TQT)

Wales has an additional size which can only be used in Welsh Centres:

  • Award (72 GLH- 90 TQT)

What levels are available?

We offer Personal Growth and Wellbeing qualifications from Entry Level 3 to Level 2 in order to enhance your learners’ life skills in different contexts. Entry Level 3 qualifications are for learners with specific needs who are not yet able to access Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.

How should the programmes be delivered?

The qualifications can be delivered using any mode of delivery that meets learners’ needs, including full time, part time, evening only and distance learning. Learners should have access to the resources identified in the specification. Alongside the specifications on our website pages you will find past training content and teaching and learning materials to support you in delivering these qualifications with confidence. This content includes the popular getting ready to teach on demand training, full resources for units 1-4 (RSE requirement) and units to support the teaching of T Level foundation year as an award for purposes of progression of your students from a level 2 to level 3 programme.

Those planning the programmes should enhance the vocational nature of the qualifications by:

  • liaising with employers to make sure a course is relevant to learners’ specific needs
  • accessing and using non-confidential data and documents from learners’ workplaces
  • developing updated, relevant teaching materials
  • giving learners the opportunity to apply what they learn in practical activities
  • sponsoring employers in the delivery of the programme and, where appropriate, in the assessment
  • making full use of the variety of experience of work and life that learners bring to the programme.