Employability and Enterprise
Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care
Hair & Beauty
Vocational Qualifications
Public & Protective Services
Access to Higher Education
Vocational Qualifications
Supporting SEND
Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

The PLTS framework comprises of six skills that, together with the functional skills of English, mathematics and ICT, are essential to success in learning, life and work.

What are personal learning and thinking skills?  The six personal learning and thinking skills are:

  • Independent Enquiry
  • Creative Thinking
  • Reflective Learning
  • Teamwork
  • Effective Participation
  • Self-Management

The Gateway Qualifications Personal Learning and Thinking Skills qualifications capture the essential skills of: managing self; managing relationships with others; and managing own learning, performance and work.  It is these skills that will enable young people to enter work and adult life as confident and capable individuals.

Supporting Whitepapers

Embedding English and Maths in vocational and employability/independence contexts

Demonstrating good practice in personal development, behaviour and attitudes

Supporting Learners’ Personal Development

Making the most of the Adult Education Budget (AEB)

Essential Digital Skills Qualifications are coming…