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PiXL Edge is a framework for secondary schools and sixth form providers to develop and accredit in students attitudes, attributes and skills essential for employability and life.

Through a series of accredited tasks and activities (including target-setting and self-reflection) PiXL Edge enables students to systematically enhance their skills. 

Primary and TRIP also provide their own, distinct Edge programmes - The Primary Edge and TRIP Edge.

Employers look for young people who are rigorous, rounded and grounded, with not only skills and knowledge, but also the wider behaviours and attitudes that are needed for success in life and work. Programmes such as The Edge that support and encourage this wider development in young people as a part of their school journey are a welcome step towards ensuring that all young people can fulfil their potential.”

Neil Carberry, Director for Employment and Skills, CBI.


The scheme focusses on 5 key attributes:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Communication

Having completed accredited activity programmes related to the key attributes students will qualify at progressive levels;

The activity duration, the size of the team involved and the audience to which the activity is exposed determine the level.


Activities can take place in or out of school, be curricular or extra-curricular, but must be selected from our PiXL activities database to ensure rigour and consistency. 

The network of PiXL Edge schools allows exchange of ideas and opportunities for activities in which students develop their key attributes.

Students set their own pace and record their progress using a specially designed online secure platform.  

Until now, there has been no national framework drawing together and accrediting the huge range of valuable activities which students undertake alongside their academic activities.

PiXL Edge Membership Fees

If you are a PiXL member-school, you can enrol on the Edge scheme now by clicking here.

KS3 and KS4 £500+VAT 
+ annual admin fee   
KS5 £500+VAT
+ annual admin fee
KS3 to KS5 £800+VAT 
+ annual admin fee

PiXL Edge membership is a one-off fee plus an annual administration fee which for 2016/17 is £100+VAT. 

For more information about PiXL Edge please speak to Hannah or Annabelle:

e:  t: 07778 703319