Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The PLTS framework comprises six groups of 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
- Effective Participation
This suite of qualifications provides learners with formal recognition of transferable skills within the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) framework that describes the qualities and skills needed for success in learning and life that will enhance employability and progression opportunities. The PLTS framework is used by schools and is a key requirement of the Apprenticeship Frameworks as stated in the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (Jan 2011). The objective of these qualifications would be to enable learners to develop the six Personal Learning and Thinking Skills in preparation for further learning, both academic or vocational, particularly for those looking to progress onto an Apprenticeship as part of a pre-apprenticeship/Traineeship programme, or for those undertaking an Apprenticeship as a means of formally evidencing the PLTS requirement.