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Personal and Social Development : Level 1 at Gateway College

Course description

This course is designed to meet the individual needs of the students. It is a very practical based course with lots of fun and practical tasks to complete. The course will allow you to develop skills around rights and responsibilities, healthy living, community action, healthy eating, making the most of leisure time, managing social relationships and identity and cultural diversity.

Course content

As part of this course the students will take part in a variety of trips and visits into the City centre to visit a museum, use sports facilities, buy ingredients for cooking and taking part in eating out. Visits of guest speakers will also be organised, for example the police to discuss personal safety.

Entry requirements

PSD courses are matched to student’s main level of course programme.


You will develop a portfolio of evidence completing different tasks using photographs and the completion of practical tasks which are vital to you passing the course. You will gain the Asdan PSD Level 1 Award/Certificate.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

A transition meeting is held at Gateway College with a specialist Connexions Advisor to provide support and guidance about the next steps for each student.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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    • Your progression is key and we understand that you need more than just excellent results to stand out to a prospective employer or to gain a place at university. Through the support we offer and our specialised careers and employment programmes, enrichment activities and high quality teaching and learning, Gateway students consistently go on to gain places at their first choice of university, take up an apprenticeship, or find related employment to match their career aspirations.

      Whether you are taking your first steps into further education or re-taking a qualification, Gateway College offers a wide selection of vocational and academic qualifications from entry level 1 to advanced level 3 to ensure you achieve your goals. 

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