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Skills for Life, Learning and Work

Skills for learning, life and work are embedded in and developed across all curricular areas.

Their promotion is the responsibility of all staff.  Therefore, opportunities to develop skills is offered in a variety of contexts. 

It is important that students are aware of, and understand, the skills that they are developing.  Students need time to reflect on why and how they are developing their skills as well as identifying the next steps in their skill development and also how they can apply their skill set in new and unfamiliar situations.

Main Subjects in Broad General Education: 

  • Skills Academy

Main Subjects in Senior Phase: 

  • Early Education and Childcare
  • Energy
  • Exercise and Fitness Leadership
  • Hairdressing & Beauty 
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Retail
  • Sport & Recreation

Early Education and Childcare

Early Education and Childcare is a National 5 course available in the Senior Phase

Energy

Energy is a National 5 course available in the Senior Phase. It is jointly delivered by Technologies and Science teachers.

Enterprise and Employability

Enterprise and Employability is a National 4/National 5 course available in the Senior Phase.

Exercise and Fitness Leadership

Exercise and Fitness Leadership is a SCQF Level 6 award available in the Senior Phase.

Hairdressing & Beauty

Beauty Skills and Hairdressing are SCQF Level 5 courses available in the Senior Phase. The two courses are delivered annually on an alternate basis.

Practical Electronics

Practical Electronics is a National 4 course available in the Senior Phase.

Retail

Retail is a National 5 course available in the Senior Phase. The course is supported by local businesses and delivered by Expressive Arts and Technologies teachers.

Skills Academy

Skills Academy is a core subject in S1 to S3. It is delivered by a range of teachers from a variety of curricular areas. Our aim is to make sure that a student's Skills Academy teacher is also their Registration Teacher.

Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation is a National 5 course available in the Senior Phase. The course is delivered by Physical Education teachers.

Young Applicants in Schools Scheme

Young Applicants in Schools Scheme, YASS, is available to highly able and motivated S6 students in the Senior Phase.

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