Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Learning and growing in confidence

When completing an Apprenticeship Framework, each apprentice must be formally assessed against a set of goals relating to Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

There must be an audit trail that demonstrates clearly where, how,  when and by whom each apprentice’s PLTS were assessed.

Many of the qualifications in Apprenticeships are already mapped to  the 6 PLTS, but another way of demonstrating this is through the use of one or more qualifications. Not only does this give the provider a clear assessment record but it also ensures the learners’ achievements in this area are formally recognised.

Offering qualifications can help demonstrate to apprentices the value of these crucial skills.

Gateway Qualifications has a suite of Level 2 PLTS qualifications  which you can use at no additional charge where they are offered within a Gateway Qualifications Apprenticeship Framework.

The Gateway Qualifications PLTS suite includes the following six single-unit 2-credit Awards:

Also available is a 13-credit Level 2 Certificate in Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills which comprises these six units, plus a 1-credit unit entitled ‘Assessing Own Personal Learning and Thinking Skills’.

This unit can be used within the initial assessment process to help apprentices determine where their strengths and development needs in this area lie.

Gateway Qualifications has developed a straightforward recording sheet for the PLTS qualifications which will enable you to record where, how, when and by whom the apprentice’s PLTS were assessed, as required by the Apprenticeship Framework, at the
same time providing the evidence needed to gain the relevant PLTS qualifications.