Key Stage 4 Learning for Life and Work

Learning For Life and Work

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central to helping young people to develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are pre-requisites for life and work.

This area of learning is included as a key component of the Northern Ireland Curriculum because research indicated a need for closer links between the curriculum and the skills and capabilities development necessary for life and work.

It concluded that young people require an engaging and relevant curriculum that:

  • helps them develop as individuals and members of society;
  • delivers the skills and capabilities needed for adult life and work;
  • helps them cope with the changing global economy; and
  • helps them learn how to make informed choices.

At Key Stage 4, LLW includes the contributory elements of Employability, Local and Global Citizenship and Personal Development.

Statutory statements of minimum content for Learning for Life and Work see the Employability, Personal Development and Local and Global Citizenship 78.6 KB - uploaded 26-02-2018

CCEA provides a range of GCSE and Vocational Qualifications that support this Area of Learning. Entry Level Qualifications also support progression from Key Stage 3.

Contacts

GCSE queries contact:
Jill Armer
jarmer@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 extension 2426

Curriculum queries contact:
Kathryn Gilbert
kgilbert@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2632
Alan McMurray
amcmurray@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 extension 2148

Qualifications

Associated GCSE Qualification

GCSE Learning for Life and Work and Entry Level Learning for Life and Work GCSE Learning for Life and Work
Entry Level Learning for Life and Work

Jill Armer
jarmer@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 extension 2426

Associated Vocational Qualifications

Levels 1 and 2 Preparation for Adult Life Levels 1 and 2 Preparation for Adult Life

Teresa Robb
trobb@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200, ext 2296

Levels 1 and 2 Occupational Studies (specific units) and Entry Level Occupational Studies (specific units) Levels 1 and 2 Occupational Studies (specific units)
Entry Level Occupational Studies (specific units)

Dawn Agnew
dagnew@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 ext 2445

Entry Level Life Skills Entry Level Life Skills

Teresa Robb
trobb@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1243 or (O28) 9026 1294

Levels 1 and 2 Substance Misuse Awareness Levels 1 and 2 Substance Misuse Awareness

Dorothee Wagner
dwagner@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200, ext 2218

Levels 1 and 2 Employability Levels 1 and 2 Employability

Dorothee Wagner
dwagner@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200, ext 2218

Resources

Non-Statutory Guidance

The downloadable documents below provide examples of how to meet the requirements of Key Stage 4 Employability, Local and Global Citizenship and Personal Development as part of LLW.

Employability Non-Statutory Guidance 247.62 KB - uploaded 28-01-2014

Personal Development Non-Statutory Guidance 315.58 KB - uploaded 28-01-2014

Local and Global Citizenship Non-Statutory Guidance 421.34 KB - uploaded 28-01-2014

Key Stage 4 Local and Global Citizenship Learning Programme 150.64 KB - uploaded 28-01-2014

Student Log Book for Work Placement (A5) 673.46 KB - uploaded 28-01-2014

Student Log Book for Work Placement (A4) 696 KB - uploaded 28-01-2014

WOW Factor WOW Factor

The WOW Factor aims to help young people to be able to make informed decisions about their future World of Work (WOW).

Employability Employability

Education for Employability provides access to information, guidance and support for Key Stages 3 and 4 teachers.

Teacher Insight Programme Teacher Insight Programme

The Teacher Insight Programme aims to show teachers the variety of occupations available in Northern Ireland. It aspires to raise the profile of the skills and qualities that young people need to ensure they are ready for work.

Drugs Education: Revised Guidance Drugs Education: Revised Guidance

This new guidance outlines the current issues and gives a useful context for how and why schools should address these important areas. It also helps schools to create a meaningful policy for drugs education and helps principals and teachers to manage potentially challenging situations.

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE): Post Primary Revised Guidance Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE): Post Primary Revised Guidance

This new guidance outlines the current issues and gives a useful context for how and why schools should address these important areas. It also helps schools to create a meaningful policy for RSSE and help principals and teachers to manage potentially challenging situations.

Teaching Controversial Issues at Key Stages 3 & 4Teaching Controversial Issues at Key Stages 3 & 4

This guidance supports principals, senior leaders/managers and teachers to plan and develop approaches to teaching controversial issues at whole-school and classroom levels.

Useful Links

Learning for Life and Work

BBC Bitesize GCSE Learning For Life and Work (CCEA) bbc.com A series of learner guides to support the GCSE specification.

Employability

Key Stage 3 Employability ccea.org.uk

Careers Service NI nidirect.gov.uk The Careers Service provides an impartial, all-age careers information, advice and guidance service to help young people and adults make informed choices about their future career paths.

Northern Ireland Skills Barometer – Skills in Demand economy-ni.gov.uk This site provides a detailed understanding of the skill requirements for the Northern Ireland economy up to 2025 with the aim of ensuring that any skills gaps are identified and filled.

Where the work is wheretheworkis.org This interactive tool enables users to explore demand for particular mid-skill roles and the potential salary benefits and likely levels of competition for these positions.

Young Enterprise NI – Post Primary Suite yeni.co.uk The Young Enterprise Post-Primary suite takes young people from Stage 1, raising awareness of employability competencies through to Stage 4 where they model key competencies through real-life experience.

Life Skills created by Barclays barclayslifeskills.com LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.

Northern Ireland Schools and Colleges Careers Education (NISCA) nisca.org.uk This is an association that works to enhance the quality of careers provision in schools and regional colleges and to create a desire for life-long learning.

Generation Innovation: Connect: Catalyst Inc connect.catalyst-inc.org Generation Innovation energises the imaginations and aspirations of local young people by increasing their awareness of future careers as innovators.

Local and Global Citizenship

Key Stage 3 Local and Global Citizenship ccea.org.uk

Global Learning Programme globallearningni.com Provides schools with resources, case studies and information on local training that will support them to educate for a fair and sustainable world through all areas of the curriculum

Northern Ireland Assembly niassembly.gov.uk Provides information about all aspects of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Northern Ireland Equality Commission equalityni.org Provides information for the individual, the employer and on delivering equality

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission nihrc.org Champions and guards the rights of all who live in Northern Ireland

Association for Citizenship Teaching – resources teachingcitizenship.org.uk ACT is the subject association for Citizenship representing teachers and others involved in Citizenship education. It provides a wide range of teaching resources that can be filtered by type.

Amnesty International – Right Here Right Now amnesty.org.uk This resource is for teachers who want to explore the role of human rights in our day to day lives with their pupils and demonstrate a human rights approach in their work.

British Red Cross redcross.org.uk Free resources, ideal for citizenship and PSHE teaching, tutor time and across the curriculum

British Red Cross Newsthink redcross.org.uk With regular practice pupils get better at sharing opinions, analysing world events and developing a critical understanding of the media.

Citizenship Foundation citizenshipfoundation.org.uk Inspires young people to take part in society as equal members and provides resources that support citizenship education.

Children in Crossfire childrenincrossfire.org Responds to the rights and needs of children and young people caught in the crossfire of global poverty, injustice and inequality

Development Education childrenincrossfire.org Development Education (Dev Ed) is about understanding global interconnectedness and helping young people develop the skills and values to become the citizens that our world needs.

UNICEF – Children’s Rights Education Toolkit unicef.org A resource to support Children’s Rights education in the classroom setting

Facing History and Ourselves facinghistory.org A non-profit international educational and professional development organisation, its mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice and antisemitism to promote developing a more humane and informed citizenry.

Global Dimension globaldimension.org.uk This site brings together resources, case studies and background information to help teachers and other educators bring a global dimension to their work.

The Guardian – Citizenship Teaching Resources teachers.theguardian.com Up-to-date citizenship teaching resources and ideas for citizenship teaching across all ages

Oxfam – resources oxfam.org.uk Offers hundreds of free online resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas, and support and guidance for education practitioners.

Shelter Classroom Kit shelterclassroomkit.org.uk The Citizenship Key Stage 3 module uses games, debate cards, video and case studies to encourage pupils to explore homelessness and housing need, to consider how better neighbourhoods influence quality of life, to examine arguments for house building and gain an insight into housing law and Shelter’s work.

Salve International salveinternational.org Free teaching resources designed to help teachers explore important issues including children’s rights, global inequality and life on the streets with the next generation of learners.

Personal Development

Key Stage 3 Personal Development ccea.org.uk

Public Health Agency publichealth.hscni.net Provides links to a wide range of health-related websites

Update on e-cigarettes publichealth.hscni.net New advice about e-cigarettes

Life Skills Created barclayslifeskills.com Created with Barclays, this is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.

BBC Schools Secondary ages 11 to 16 bbc.co.uk A range of teaching resources to support Personal Social and Health Education

The Baby Borrowers bbc.co.uk This is television series that created a unique social experiment by giving five teenage couples, aged between 16 and 19, opportunities to explore the reality of running a household, looking after children and maintaining a relationship.

British Red Cross redcross.org.uk Free resources, ideal for citizenship and PSHE teaching, tutor time and across the curriculum

All Stars (Barnardo’s NI) catch-22.org.uk This is a school-based prevention programme delivered by teachers as part of the school curriculum addressing substance misuse and other high-risk behaviours.

The Teenage Cancer Trust teenagecancertrust.org The Teenage Cancer Trust have developed free resources targeted at post primary pupils to support cancer awareness. They can provide a free “Understanding Cancer Together” presentation and online resources which include downloadable lesson plans and other teaching materials.