Employability and Personal Development (7546)

About these qualifications

Important notice: Registrations for this suite of qualifications will close on 31/07/2014. We're currently developing an improved replacement offer (5546) which will be available from 01/08/2014.

We have listened to what our customers have been telling us and as a result the new offer will:

• be SIMPLIFIED - reduced in size with fewer units
• be streamlined, with fewer barred combinations, making it easier to plan and develop your curriculum
• be better focussed and tailored to meet the needs of Study Programmes, Traineeships and TechBac
• be fully owned and controlled by City & Guilds – allowing uniform dates and no last minute changes to expiration dates
• be flexible, enabling you to meet your learners' individual needs
• include a new stand alone Equality and Diversity qualification

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We are planning to keep the range of size options but are awaiting clearer guidelines from the SFA. Please look out for further updates.

The Award, Certificate and Diploma in Employability and Personal Development are qualifications that help you develop key personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers and make progress in education.  Depending on the level you take, there are also vocational taster units available from a wide selection of industries.

By far the widest choice of Employability and Personal Development qualifications and units

The Employability and Personal Development suite consists of nearly 70 accredited qualifications with over 300 units. There's a wide choice of options to suit all learners and settings, but with that comes quite a lot of detail to navigate.

To help get to grips quickly with all that's available and how to access it, download our Guide to the Employability and Personal Development qualifications from the Centre documents section.

Who are they for

These qualifications are aimed at anyone wanting to improve their employment prospects, progress in education or live a more independent life.

General Information

Available in following countries

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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Information & documentation

For Centres

To offer this qualification please submit an application and we’ll help you get set up - you can become a City & Guilds qualification provider within 30 days.


Assessment Materials

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Centre Documents

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Themed handbooks
What's involved in delivering this course?

The qualifications are taught in a classroom environment, however occasionally learners may need to be taught in a work style environment or in a work place itself.

You will also need suitably qualified assessors.

No specific resources are needed for these qualifications.

Centres currently accredited to offer the 7546-01 suite of qualifications will now be able to access the new Diplomas at Entry 3 and Level 1 with immediate effect through the same Programme of Study and will not be required to gain additional approval from City & Guilds.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

No, there are no eligibility requirements for these qualifications.

For everyone

Additional Documents

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For Learners

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What's involved in studying this course?

You'll cover a variety of topic areas including:

  • community involvement
  • enterprise
  • independent living
  • learning
  • lifestyle
  • preparing for employment
  • succeeding at work.

You will usually learn in a classroom environment; however some units may involve a workshop environment or actually going into a work place.

You could be assessed by a mix of a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration/assignment and/ or task-based controlled assessment.

Which level is right for me?

Entry 2
You are new to looking for a job and/or progressing further in education and need to improve your skills in order to get started.

Entry 3
You have some experience working and want to gain further skills and confidence to become more employable or continue in education

Level 1
You are an experienced worker and are looking to build on your skills and experience or continue in education

Level 2
You are an experienced worker and are looking to build on your skills and experience to further yourself in work or education.

What careers can this lead to?

These qualifications can assist learners' chances of progressing in education and gaining employment in any industry.

Unit Planner

Our new Unit Planner helps you to select units within our Employability and Personal Development (7546) qualification.

Work experience support tools

Click on the thumbnails to download copies of these publications.

Managing a work placement programme: a guide for centres

Managing a work placement programme.

Employer's checklist for successful work placements

Employer's checklist for successful work placements.

Goal setting for work placement

Goal setting for work placement.

Work placement learner logbook

Work placement learner logbook.