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BHSQ Level 1 Personal Development

BHSQ Level 1 Personal Development


Qualification Level – Level 1

Total Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification is 50

Credits – 5

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 50


Qualification purpose

BHSQ Level 1 Personal Development is for those learners who wish to further develop their existing personal skills and learn new skills. At times learners may need to be supported.

Learners will:

  • communicate with others by greeting them, asking and responding to questions
  • attempt an activity where they may not have been successful previously, developing resilience
  • work in a small group
  • start to make their own decisions.


What could this qualification lead to?

Learners completing this qualification should be able to progress on to BHSQ Level 2 Personal Development. They may also be able to progress in a range of sectors and levels, for example becoming an apprentice or take equine related qualifications. They may also further engage or re-engage with education and/or employment.


Entry requirements

  • This qualification is available to learners who are 11 years and above
  • There are no prerequisites for this qualification
  • There is no prior knowledge, skills or understanding required for entry.


These recruiting learners should carefully select the right level of qualification to meet the specific needs of the individual. As this suite of qualifications are linked learners may transfer from one to another, depending on their performance during assessment.

To download the qualification specification click here.

For more information on the CLTH programme please visit the BHS website.