Completing the PSA (Foundation) will give you an insight into how to develop your professional skills and it is a great starting point to understanding employability. The PSA (Foundation) offers you the opportunity to develop, recognise and articulate your skills by participating in activities and online learning.
You will achieve the PSA (Foundation) if you earn a total of 80 PSA points and complete the online Employability Essentials course. You can get involved in a combination of activities to earn your points.
If you wish to complete the Personal Skills Award, you do not need to complete the PSA (Foundation) beforehand.
How can I achieve the PSA (Foundation)?
You must have attended a PSA Induction Session before 19 January 2018.
To complete you need to obtain 80 PSA points, and you must have completed the compulsory online course, Employability Essentials (worth 20 PSA points).
You will need to have completed any online courses by 9 February 2018, and you will also need to claim your points for any other activities with the PSA Team by that deadline. If you do not complete any of the online courses to which you are registered by the deadline for the current session, you can take the course again in the following year, but unfortunately you will lose your progress and be required to start from the beginning.
To complete the PSA (Foundation) you must be enrolled to the PSA by 19 January 2018. All online courses need to be finished by 5pm on Friday 9 February 2018. If you do not complete the course in the current session, you can take the course again in the following year, but you will lose your progress through the online course and be required to start from the beginning.
Laura Brindley "Perhaps my favourite thing about the PSA was that it made me realise I had skills and experiences I never knew I had. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend the PSA (Foundation) as it offered me a structured, interactive and flexible way of learning more about how to adapt to employment after graduation."