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.
Professional Development Awards:
There are four main changes to PDAs. These are: