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Prince's Trust PDE

Staff List and HOD Names

Mr C Mervyn – Head of Department

Mrs Lorraine Walker

Mr Dan McGivern

Mr Conor Kennedy

Ms L Murray

Aims of Department

The Prince’s Trust Achieve qualification is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in education. Focusing on personal development and employability skills, pupils gain a formal qualification equivalent to two ‘B’ grades at GCSE.

Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5


Delivered at Key Stage 4, pupils choose to complete four units over two years of a GCSE programme. Students may choose from


  • Effective Teamwork

  • Community Project

  • Undertaking an Enterprise Project

  • Wellbeing Physical Activity

  • Managing Money

  • Presentation Skills

  • Sustainability


These projects, when combined, complete a full portfolio of work which is submitted at the end of Year 12. There is no exam element to this course. Pupils are continuously assessed throughout their course of study.


Within the units, pupils will learn how each project relates to working in a safe, hygienic and secure working environment.

Career Opportunities

The aim of the programme is to provide pupils with the skills necessary to progress into a suitable job, training opportunity or the offer of further and higher education. The programme develops young peoples’ key transferable skills such as the use of digital media, teamwork, self-management, planning, financial management and self-care. Young people complete the course equipped with the ability to navigate the fluid changing nature of the work market.

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