Level 1 Extended Certificate in Personal Development for Employability


The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

Course Content

The Level 1 Extended Certificate in Personal Development for Employability has been developed to provide individuals with the knowledge and understanding to enhance their success in employment in a range of different occupational sectors. The content and structure are designed to be flexible for learners to achieve a variety of employment-based skills, along with a number of work-related tasters that could be selected from the following areas:


Accounting Customer Service Manual Handling
Active Leisure Fire Safety Retail
Business and Administration Health and Social Care Risk Assessment
Cleaning Hospitality and Catering Underage Sales Prevention
Conflict Management Land-based Warehousing
Waste Management

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification has been designed to be flexible and can be adapted to suit the needs of different centres and a range of different learner requirements. The programme duration will be dependent on the choice of the delivery model selected by the centre.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification can be delivered and assessed in a flexible manner based on the requirements of the centres and the needs of learners. Most units can be assessed through the production of a portfolio of evidence, however, some units are assessed through multiple-choice question papers. A selection of units requires learners to undertake practical exercises to demonstrate their competence. Learners who successfully complete this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge required to start work in a variety of different sector areas.

What next?

Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to the Highfield Level 2 Personal Development for Employability qualifications or sector-specific vocational qualifications or an apprenticeship.

Where can this course be taken?

Through any Highfield approved training centre.

Course Specifications

Guided Learning Hours 197
Assessment Method This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence.
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