Citizenship and Sustainable Development

Citizenship and Sustainable Devt.

Citizenship includes having concern for the environment and for others; being aware of rights and responsibilities; being aware of the democratic society; being outward-looking towards society; being able to recognise one’s personal role in this context; and being aware of global issues and understanding one’s responsibilities within these, and of acting responsibly.

Sustainable Development is about recognising our environment and actively working to improve it both locally and globally. It seeks to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Here are a few suggestions of some of the qualifications that have been identified as focusing directly on these skills.

New National Qualifications supporting Citizenship and Sustainable Development

Environmental Science National 4 SCQF level 4

Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it encourages learners to explore issues of environment and sustainability through a scientific lens.

Citizenship and sustainable development skills

  • Citizenship (environment, global issues, responsible behaviours)

Other SfLLW being developed

  • Numeracy: Number processes; Money, time and measurement; Information handling
  • Thinking skills: Applying; Analysing and evaluating
  • Health and wellbeing: Personal learning; Planning for and making choices and changes

View Environmental Science National 4 Course Specification

Modern Studies National 5 SCQF level 5

Summary description

This Course is one of a series; it enables learners to explore politics and society, in the contexts of Scotland, the UK and the world.

Citizenship and sustainable development skills

  • Citizenship (outward-looking in a democratic society; rights and responsibilities in society; awareness of global issues)
  • Employability and enterprise: Leadership

Other SfLLW being developed

  • Numeracy: Information handling
  • Thinking skills: Applying; Analysing and evaluating
  • Health and wellbeing: Planning for and making choices and changes; Personal learning; Emotional wellbeing

View Modern Studies National 5 Course Specification

Qualifications supporting Citizenship and Sustainable Development

Core Skill Working with Others Unit SCQF level 4 F3GE 10

Summary Description

Core Skills help to develop skills and abilities in personal development and in the context of work, education, training and in community development. This Unit is avaliable at other levels.

Citizenship Skills and other SfLLW being developed

  • Working with others
  • Citizenship
  • Enterprise

View Unit Specification: Core Skill Working with Others SCQF Level 10 F3GE 10 (134 KB)

Sustainable Development in Practice Unit SCQF level 5 D896 11

Summary Description

Sustainable development in practice raises environmental awareness.

Citizenship Skills and other SfLLW being developed

  • Planning for, and making, choices and changes
  • Cognitive and thinking skills
  • Planning and organising
  • Working with others

View Unit Specification: Sustainable Development in Practice SCQF Level 5 D896 11

View Citizenship and Sustainable Development Case Study Videos

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