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Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

PLTS is based around the skills needed for success and learning in life. Many competence and knowledge based qualifications are mapped to the 6 PLTS outcomes.
The 6 PLTS and their outcomes are:

  • Independent enquiry

  • Creative thinking

  • Reflective learning

  • Team working

  • Self management

  • Effective participation

 

To find out more information about the 6 PLTS and their outcomes please visit www.curriculum.qcda.gov.uk.

PLTS evidence examples City and Guilds

 

Independent enquirers(IE)

Creative thinkers(CT)

Reflective learners (RL)

Team workers (TW)

 

 

Self managers (SM)

Effective participators (EP)

IE 1 - identify questions to answer and problems to resolve

 

 

CT 1 - generate ideas and explore possibilities

 

RL 1 - assess themselves and others, identifying opportunities and achievements

 

TW 1 - collaborate with others to work towards common goals

 

SM 1 - seek out challenges or new responsibilities and show flexibility when priorities change

 

 

EP 1 - discuss issues of concern, seeking resolution where needed

 

 

IE 2 - plan and carry out research, appreciating the consequences of decisions

 

CT 2 - ask questions to extend their thinking

 

RL 2 - set goals with success criteria for their development and work

 

TW 2 - reach agreements, managing discussions to achieve results

to others

 

SM 2 - work towards goals, showing initiative, commitment and perseverance

 

EP 2 - present a persuasive case for action

 

IE 3 - explore issues, events or problems from different perspectives

 

CT 3 - connect their own and others’ ideas and experiences in inventive ways

 

 

RL 3 - review progress, acting on the outcomes

 

TW 3 - adapt behaviour to suit different roles and situations, including leadership roles

 

SM 3 - organise time and resources, prioritising actions

 

EP 3 - propose practical ways forward, breaking these down into manageable steps

 

IE 4 - analyse and evaluate information, judging its relevance and value

 

CT 4 - question their own and others’ assumptions

 

RL 4 - invite feedback and deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism

 

TW 4 - show fairness and consideration to others

 

SM 4 - anticipate, take and manage risks

 

EP 4 - identify improvements that would benefit others as well as themselves

 

IE 5 - consider the influence of circumstances, beliefs and feelings on decisions and events

 

CT 5 - try out alternatives or new solutions and follow ideas through

 

RL 5 - evaluate experiences and learning to inform future progress

 

TW 5 - take responsibility, showing confidence in themselves and their contribution

 

SM 5 - deal with competing pressures, including personal and work-related demands

 

EP 5 - try to influence others, negotiating and balancing diverse views to reach workable solutions

 

IE 6 - support conclusions, using reasoned arguments and evidence

 

CT 6 - adapt ideas as circumstances change

 

RL 6 - communicate their learning in relevant ways for different audiences

 

TW 6 - provide constructive support and feedback

SM 6 - respond positively to change, seeking advice and support when needed

 

EP 6 - act as an advocate for views and beliefs that may differ from their own

 

 

 

 

 

SM 7 - manage their emotions, and build and maintain relationships