Personal and Social Development Courses

Our Personal and Social Development qualifications are designed to support learners to become physically, emotionally and socially healthy, and to be responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. 

Many of our learners find these courses beneficial to support them with developing their own confidence and personal skills, as well as supporting their children.  Additionally, many learners who are looking to progress in careers including healthcare, childcare, or as teaching assistant find these qualifications particularly useful to build awareness and top tips for some of the social challenges you may work with.

At a glance:

Our qualifications are available at Level 1

  • Level 1 Award

  • Level 1 Extended Award

  • Level 1 Certificate

  • Each level lasts approximately 80-130 guided learning hours.

  • We offer funded and co-funded courses (funding is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria)

Our qualifications are available as an award, extended award and certificate and can be studied alongside other courses, or as a standalone qualification.

Average programmes last between 80 and 130 guided learning hours.  All learning is carried out online, with additional tutor support and workshops where necessary.

Each unit has a short, multiple choice assessment which can be completed in the centre.


Each qualification can be tailored to your needs, but modules will be selected from the following list of units to meet the minimum credits required for the qualification.

  • Personal Finances

  • Internet Safety for IT Users

  • Healthy Living

  • Drug Awareness

  • Alcohol Awareness

  • Diversity in Society 

  • Building Confidence & Self-esteem

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Understanding Disability and Accessibility

  • Introduction to Self-employment

  • Environmental Sustainability

Progression Routes

Learners who complete our Personal and Social Development qualifications can progress onto Functional Skills courses, or study a variety of other courses within CTP or with external providers. Contact CTP for information on progression routes.

Common progression routes include:

  • Apprenticeships

  • Traineeships

  • T-Levels

  • Further and Higher Education

  • Into employment

Entry Criteria

Age: 19 +
Entry profile:

  • No prior qualifications required

  • Must not hold an equivalent qualification at the same or higher level

  • Funded and co-funded qualifications are subject to meeting eligibility criteria

  • Must not be enrolled on the same, or equivalent, programme elsewhere

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Contact your local CTP centre to find out more information about this course. The contact details for all the CTP centres can be found on the Contact Us page.

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