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PDA Design Principles and Titles

PDAs developed under the new design principles will remain the flexible, useful product established under the previous design rules. However, the new design principles will also bring a measure of coherence to this important qualification, which will enhance their credibility among users and employers. PDAs will be for those already in a career or vocation who wish to extend or broaden their skills base. They will assess and certificate progression in a defined set of specialist occupational skills.

1. Revised design principles

Professional Development Awards:


2. Main changes to PDAs

There are four main changes to PDAs. These are:

NB Revised PDAs will be certificated under the new title from January 2007.

3. Additional information relating to revised design principles.