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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.


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

The Edge, aimed at students aged 3-18 years, focuses on *5 key attributes:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Communication

*adapted from the National Career Service's list of top ten soft skills.


These attributes have been especially chosen for their formative qualities in character development as well as their desirability by employers. 


The attributes are developed through student-led activity programmes. Students will qualify at progressive levels which intensify in duration, teamwork, and audience exposure;

Activities may be completed in class, in school as extra-curricular, or in their lives outside school but must be selected from our regulated PiXL database of over 500 activities. This is to ensure rigour and consistency. The database is constantly growing and appeals to students through age-aware topics and creative, engaging projects suggested by educators themselves. Students set their own pace and record their progress using a specially designed secure online platform. 

With the Edge framework, schools can give recognition to that enormous amount of time successfully spent on activities which can be associated with developing the 'whole' pupil. Education does not stop at the classroom door.


PiXL Edge Membership Fees

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

Apprentice and Graduate £500+VAT 
+ annual admin fee   
Masters £500+VAT
+ annual admin fee
Apprentice, Graduate and Masters £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:

e:  t: 07823 662988