About Skills for Work

Skills for Work courses help candidates to develop:

A key feature of these courses is the emphasis on experiential learning. This means learning through practical experience and learning by reflecting on experience.

Learning through practical experience

Teaching/learning programmes should include all or some of the following:


Skills for Work learners learn the following skills and attitudes for employability, including self-employment:

Young people have direct access to workplace experiences or, through partnership arrangements, learning environments and experiences that simulate the workplace. These experiences might include visits, visiting speakers, role play and other practical activities.