Information on Essential Skills

Essential Skills Standards and Curriculum

The Literacy and Numeracy Essential Skills Standards and Curriculum have been refreshed and updated in 2016 particularly in regard to references to technology and modern working practices.

Examples are given as to how the skills might be applied across three contexts, making the universal application of the curriculum to all learners very clear.

Practitioners from providers, CCEA Regulation and ETI were all fully involved in this refresh of the curriculum.

These standards should be used by those delivering Essential Skills qualifications from September 2016.