Pick Your Own offers support for learning confidence and motivation with 1:1 interest based and non-formal learning projects and is a registered centre for AQA Unit Awards. ‘The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed. This scheme ‘… is shown to motivate, encourage, engage, support and raise self-esteem and can reward achievement which might otherwise go unrecognised, eg small steps or non-mainstream subjects.'
Cities of Learning Digital Badge Scheme
Pick Your Own is soon to be a partner in the Cities of Learning Digital Badge scheme, see blog here:
We are developing a badge recognising young people's engagement with PYO around building their social and emotional confidence and skills- watch this space!