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Learning for Life and Work

Learning for Life and Work is a compulsory Area of Learning at Key Stage 4. Schools must offer access to at least one course that leads to a qualification in this Area of Learning.

Learning for Life and Work helps young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are prerequisites for life and work.

Learning for Life and Work at Key Stage 4 builds on the learning from Key Stage 3 and has three subject strands: Employability, Local and Global Citizenship, and Personal Development. Home Economics is not part of Learning for Life and Work at Key Stage 4, so it is not compulsory. However, schools can offer Home Economics as an optional course.

Schools have considerable flexibility in how to interpret the Statutory Minimum Content for Learning for Life and Work at Key Stage 4.

Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities

Pupils must have opportunities to develop the Cross-Curricular Skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT, and the Other Skills through Learning for Life and Work. Teaching should promote the relevance of learning to everyday life and work.

Qualifications

School Boards of Governors should decide if their pupils must study for a qualification in Learning for Life and Work.

We have embedded the curriculum requirements in our qualifications as appropriate. Schools can be confident that they are meeting their statutory curriculum requirements if they choose to offer our GCSE or Entry Level in Learning for Life and Work.

We provide a range of qualifications that build on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through this Area of Learning. These include:

Contacts

For qualifications queries, contact:

Jill Armer
[email protected]
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2426

For curriculum queries, contact:

Roisin Radcliffe
[email protected]
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2195