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2 Keith Wright Qualifications Manager Scottish Qualifications Authority

3 Personal Development Support Meeting – Registration and refreshments – Welcome and introduction to the day – Introduction to Personal Development – How is it going? Tea/Coffee Break – Networking opportunity :20 The Verification Process/Differentiation A Senior Verifier will explain the visiting verification process/Differentiation 12:20 – Q&A Session 12:30 Close of session 12:30 – Lunch

4 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT MEETING JANUARY 2009 AIMS OF MEETING 1.To provide an overview of the Course 2.To provide advice to centres on evidence requirements and differentiation 3.Using case study examples demonstrate the flexibility of unit and course specifications 4.To provide an opportunity for centres to exchange ideas on learning and teaching approaches

5 Personal Development Course Overview The Course consists of : 3 x 40 hour Units at Access 3 (SCQF Level 3) 4 x 40 hour Units at Intermediate 1,2 and Higher ( SCQF Levels 4,5 & 6)

6 Personal Development Course Unit Overview each Unit of the Course is available as a free-standing Unit the Course will be without grade no external exam assessment will focus on the Units success in the Course will be as a result of success in all the Units of the Course Units will be internally assessed and externally verified

7 Overview of the Units Unit TitlePersonal Development: Self Awareness Personal Development: Self in Society Personal Development: Self and Work Personal Development: Practical Abilities Activity Personal projectGroup ProjectVocational projectProject (s) Skills Self evaluating Self reviewing Identifying and completing tasks Setting goals for the future Self evaluating Target setting Planning Implementing a plan Self reviewing Interpersonal skills Self evaluating Target setting Planning with others Implementing a plan with others Self reviewing Task management skills Manage Information Communicate Deliver a product or a service Self reviewing Knowledge Knowledge of own qualities and feelings Knowledge of working with others. Knowledge of task management skills Knowledge of techniques to demonstrate above skills

8 Access 3Intermediate 1Intermediate 2Higher The candidate will work with…. directive support supportminimum support non-directive supervision The candidate will …. participate incontribute tonegotiatetake some supervisory responsibility Tasks and activities will be …… simplestraightforwarddetailedcomplex Differentiation between the Units

9 The Verification Process/Differentiation Mairi Woods Senior Verifier John Wheatley College

10 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Self Awareness Self in Society Self and Work Practical Abilities

11 Contexts (Project based Examples) Self Awareness – PDP, Positive Relationships, Physical Health Self in Society – Investigating Leisure, Environmental Issues, Service Providers in the Local Community Self and Work – Investigating the Workplace, Completing a Work Placement, Enterprise Activity Practical abilities – Making Journeys, Independent Living, Personal Finance

12 Self Awareness Support Unit Spec TasksOutcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3

13 Self in Society Support Unit Spec Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Outcome 4

14 Self and Work Support Unit Spec Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Outcome 4

15 Practical Abilities Support Unit Spec Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Outcome 4

16 Integration Integration of Units: Context There are many suitable contexts for the projects, for example, enterprise, rights and responsibilities, the world of work and citizenship. It may be possible for one context to be carried through all Units. For example, a candidate studying Health may: for F2FV 10 Personal Development: Self Awareness (Intermediate 1), produce a personal health plan. for F37W 10 Personal Development: Self in Society (Intermediate 1), work with others to produce a health booklet. for F37X 10 Personal Development: Self and Work (Intermediate 1), find out about health and safety for a work placement. for F37Y 10 Personal Development: Practical Abilities (Intermediate 1), demonstrate practical abilities through health activities. These will be evident in acquiring health information, communication with others about health issues and the production of the health booklet and the presentation of findings about health and safety at work.

17 Integration A candidate working in a group to set up an enterprise company may: for F37W 10 Personal Development: Self in Society (Intermediate 1), target their interpersonal skills, whilst working with others in the group to plan, set up and run the company for F37X 10 Personal Development: Self and Work (Intermediate 1), plan to develop task management skills as they carry out their role for the enterprise company for F37Y 10 Personal Development: Practical Abilities (Intermediate 1), gather information for the company, communicate information to others and deliver an output such as a product for the company

18 Support for Centres NABS containing exemplification ( password protected site LTS materials Understanding Standards website SQA PD subject page

19 Contact details: Keith Wright Qualifications Tahir Mohammed Qualifications Officer

20 Q&A Any Questions

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