These skills for life and skills for work are embedded across all curriculum areas and include learning which falls within a broad definition of ‘vocational’; that is learning which is generally about the development of pre-vocational and employability skills which will be made use of in future working life.
A strong focus on literacy and numeracy is essential; all children and young people require these skills to gain access to learning and to succeed in life. Confidence and competence in literacy and numeracy provide the foundations for lifelong learning.
‘Numeracy across the Curriculum’ and ‘Literacy across the Curriculum’ explore how staff might review and develop approaches to learning and teaching in numeracy and literacy across the curriculum.
The health and wellbeing experiences and outcomesinclude a range of opportunities to develop skills for life and skills for work, including working effectively with other people and career planning. These experiences and outcomes also include opportunities to develop a range of skills and attributes that will enable children and young people to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle.
The health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes include guidance (Health and wellbeing for all) that explores how all staff might review and develop these skills across the curriculum.