Developing and Accrediting Personal Skills and Competencies


01 April 2007

This report is the outcome of a review and consultation project commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authoriy (QCA) from Futurelab. The aims of the exercise were to:

  • draw together a review of current projects and initiatives which provide insights into different approaches to developing young people’s skills and competencies (broadly classified as ‘21st century skills’) through non-subject led approaches
  • identify how these different approaches might be developed and supported at a national level by QCA
  • make recommendations as to assessment and accreditation practices which could be used to promote and develop personal skills and competencies.