Learning for Life & Work

LLW is split up into three areas:

Person Development

Personal Development is a process that involves the world of the young person. In this subject strand, pupils have opportunities to explore a range of topics and develop Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.

 

Pupils learn about:

  • Self-Awareness

  • Personal Health

  • Relationships.

Personal Development encourages pupils to become personally, emotionally, socially and physically effective, and to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives. It also encourages them to become confident, independent and responsible citizens, making informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.

Schools can play a significant part in helping pupils to cope with the challenges of everyday living and in their development towards adulthood. Schools should consider these factors when planning for Personal Development.

Teachers give pupils the opportunity to explore relevant, real-life contexts that are based on the statutory requirements. These should help them to develop a range of Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.

Local and Global Citizenship

In Local and Global Citizenship, pupils have opportunities to explore a range of topics and develop Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities. They address the following concepts through local, national, European and global contexts:

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Human Rights and Social Responsibility

  • Equality and Social Justice

  • Democracy and Active Participation.

This subject strand helps pupils learn how to participate positively in society and influence democratic processes. It also helps them to make informed and responsible decisions as local and global citizens throughout their lives.

Local and Global Citizenship involves discussing controversial issues about diversity, equality and justice, democracy and active participation. It encourages pupils to identify and clarify their values and attitudes. They also learn how to recognise, understand and manage their emotions and behaviour in different situations.

Teachers give pupils the opportunity to explore relevant, real-life contexts that are based on the statutory requirements. These should help them to develop a range of Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.

Employability

In Employability, pupils have opportunities to explore a range of topics and develop Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities.

 

Pupils learn about:

  • Work in the Local and Global Economy

  • Career Management

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

This subject strand aims to ensure that pupils develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes that will give them a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work. These are important for all pupils, whether they go straight into the world of work or to further/higher education after they leave school.

Teachers give pupils the opportunity to explore relevant, real-life contexts that are based on the statutory requirements. These should help them to develop a range of Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities and encourage them to:

  • learn about different career options;

  • discover what their skills and personal capabilities are;

  • recognise the importance of choosing a fulfilling career and enjoying work; and

  • make informed career choices based on their knowledge about the world of work.