The Level 3 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a substantial and wide-ranging qualification. Its purpose is to enable candidates to develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key, and employability skills, to broaden their experience and to manage their learning in a variety of real-life contexts.
It aims to teach candidates to understand, take responsibility for, and learn from rich activities - rather than simply to experience them. Candidates are required to provide, through these activities, evidence of understanding and skills development against a set of standards. This quantifies and formalises their preparedness to progress into higher education, employment, vocational training, or apprenticeships.
The Level 3 Award of Personal Effectiveness is a smaller sized qualification with the same purpose as the Certificate described above. However, this qualification does not appear in the 16-19 performance tables.
Both the Award and the Certificate are Pass or Fail only.
Assessment for both the Award and the Certificate is via portfolio only.