On this page, you will find an explanation of the current qualifications, accreditation and assessments we deliver across the school and our 6th Form.
ASDAN Personal Progress
Most pupils from the age of 14 access the Entry 1 qualifications in Personal Progress, which are approved qualifications made up of units in the following areas: Literacy, Numeracy and IT; Independent Living Skills; Personal Development; Community Participation; Preparation for Work.
The qualifications have been developed for learners working towards and at Entry 1 to have their achievements recognised within a qualification framework. They can be undertaken in schools, colleges, residential and day care services, training providers and independent provision.
Prince’s Trust Personal Development and Employability Skills Qualifications
Some pupils in upper department work towards Personal Development and Employability Skills qualifications. The Award, Certificate and Diploma in Personal Development and Employability Skills (PDE) recognise a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors, some of them are: teamwork skills, interpersonal and self-management skills, digital skills, career planning and customer service.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps young people build skills for work and life, while they take on new challenges and meet new friends. It runs in the spring, summer or autumn. It brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.
Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.
NCS is delivered by Portland College.
AQA Unit Award Scheme
The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed.