QQI Level 6 Personal and Professional Development Certificate

About the Course

Participants will learn how to utilise a range of advanced personal and interpersonal skills in a variety of personal, civic and specific vocational contexts, operating autonomously and or in a supervisory capacity.

Requirements Attendees of this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until the CILT training team can confirm your RPL eligibility. RPL is an application made on behalf of participants by a training provider to facilitate the delivery of training with an emphasis on particular elements of a programme where learners due to previously attained knowledge, skills or life experience have full knowledge of these outcomes and so may concentrate on the delivery of other outcomes.
Duration TBC

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Benefits of a QQI Level 6 Personal and Professional Development Certificate

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the principles and practice of personal development.
  • Identify the personal qualities and skills needed for effective participation in a chosen job or organisation, to include opportunities for further personal development and associated action plans. 
  • Assess the role and practice of time management to include aids and strategies for good time management, the impact of poor time management and own personal time management behaviour.
  • Research the processes of problem-solving and decision making, to include different approaches, strategies to handle difficult problems, contingency plans, and methods of implementing and evaluating a solution.
  • Analyse the uses of goals or objectives, to include their characteristics, the role of planning and prioritization, a range of tools and strategies to assist with achieving personal, civic or vocational goals or objectives, and the role of review and evaluation.
  • Evaluate how organisations manage change, to include information, communication, and analysis of the forces behind change, motivating staff and other partners, and handling reactions to change.
  • Determine strategies to resolve personal or interpersonal conflict, to include an understanding of different personalities and how they react to conflict, common causes of conflict and the role of assertiveness and co-operation in conflict resolution.
  • Link goals or objectives to available budgets and financial plans, to include periodic review and adaptation of resources to plans.
  • Delegate tasks to others, to include appropriate planning, identification of skills and strengths in others, review and management of any issues arising.
  • Respond appropriately to feedback and constructive criticism on personal performance.
  • Use strategies to recognise and cope with stress, setback and workplace pressure.
  • Reflect on own personal and professional development to include goal or objective-setting, action planning, implementation, on-going review, personal initiative.


50% Portfolio/collection of Work

Should demonstrate achievement of a range of learning outcomes. The collection may be self-generated or created in response to a particular brief or tasks/activities devised by the assessor

50% Skills demonstration

This will assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. The participant will be required to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.


QQI Level 6 Personal and Professional Development Certificate


Successful completion of the course enables participants to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.