In an informal setting, xl clubs
give young people the chance to work together to achieve
goals relating to their education, training and future lives. By
working towards a nationally recognised qualification young people
will be able to gain recognition for achievements which will stay
with them on their Personal Learning Record (PLR).
The qualification is called Personal Development and
Teamwork and is regulated by Ofqual.
The PLR improves the flow of information about learners from
schools to other education providers and ultimately employers,
leading to more effective information and data sharing plus better
informed decision making for young people.
In 2009 we ran a pilot with xl clubs to look at how young people
might gain a qualification by completing bite-sized units to
recognise achievement. From these experiences we have put together
possible pathways which provide a route through the units available
and how to build these units up to gain a qualification.
We have developed a number of resources to support you
and we have a dedicated team to provide advice and
" I've got much more
self-confidence now. I think The Prince’s Trust xl club has helped
me no end and I'm keen to carry on in