PSDC1 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Development (RQF)

Qualification summary

This qualification focuses on the personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across all vocational sectors. It has been developed to meet the needs of those who wish to seek, gain and retain employment or progress to further learning. It covers skills such as:

  • supporting others
  • assertiveness
  • managing social relationships

which are vital in today’s competitive labour market. This qualification will give you the confidence to be able to manage your day to day needs as well as the confidence to apply for a job. This qualification is made up of 100% non vocational units.

There are a wide range of units to choose from that meet your personal development needs. These include:

  • Improving own confidence
  • Supporting others
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Personal development skills
  • Developing and practising personal skills for leadership
  • Developing group and teamwork communication skills

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

For contact details of the training providers and colleges that offer this qualification in your local area, please email our customer service team.

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Development (RQF) Handbook

Qualification structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits from Group O.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 125

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 150

Qualification numberQualification reference
PSDC1 600/4212/6 

Group O – optional units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleCredit value
A/501/6880DP15Career planning and making applications3
H/501/6887DP65Supporting others3
M/501/5869DP69Developing personal skills for leadership2
T/501/5808DP70Practising leadership skills with others2
L/501/5961DP72Communication solutions to others2
R/500/8901DP80Improving own confidence3
Y/502/0659DP114Environmental awareness2
D/502/0470DP115Managing social relationships2
F/600/3140DP116Exploring the impact of diversity in our communities1
J/600/3141DP117Government and justice in the UK1
R/600/3157DP118The role of an individual in a democratic society1
Y/600/3161DP119Rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a democracy1
K/600/3164DP120The changing nature of society in the UK1
D/505/4067DP122Interpersonal skills3
D/505/0447DP123Assertiveness and decision making skills 2
K/505/4069DP125Personal development skills3
H/505/4068DP126Personal confidence and self awareness3
L/505/4078DP127Improving own confidence3
K/506/5007DP130Developing group and teamwork communication skills3
K/502/5008IH03Introduction to healthy eating3
H/503/2829WO57Managing your own money2

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