Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

VTCT Level 1 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Course Summary

VTCT Level 1 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills qualification will provide learners with formal recognition of the transferable skills that make up the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) framework.

These skills have been designed to be embedded into other qualifications and/or vocational areas to make a holistic programme of study and should not be delivered as a standalone qualification.

This qualification will develop learners ability to think creatively about problems and understand ways to tackle them and how to take informed and well-reasoned decisions. Learners will also learn to work as part of a team, manage themselves effectively and to evaluate their own performance and set personal goals. These are all important skills that will build confidence and enhance progression and employment opportunities.

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Creative thinking

  • Effective participation

  • Independent enquiry

  • Reflective learning

  • Self-management

  • Team work


The knowledge, understanding and skills that learners develop through undertaking this qualification will provide them with a sound foundation for further learning and employment.