Learning for Life & Work


Citizenship – Mrs A Macafee (Head of Department)
Employability – Mrs A McKinley
Personal Development – Mrs J Heasley
Staff teaching the 3 strands of LLW can change from year to year.

Subject Overview

The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to ‘empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives’. Learning for Life and Work contributes directly to this by helping young people develop as individuals and as contributors to society, the economy and the environment.

Key Stage 3

LLW is comprised of 3 contributing strands: Local and Global Citizenship; Personal Development and Education for Employability. These are delivered on a modular basis in Years 8, 9 and 10.

At KS3 it is an engaging and relevant curriculum for young people that:

  • Helps them develop as individuals and members of society;
  • Delivers the skills and capabilities needed for adult life and work;
  • Helps them cope with the changing global economy; and
  • Helps them learn how to make informed choices.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 3 Specification 

Key Stage 4

The 3 strands of LLW are delivered on a modular basis in Years 11 and 12.

Local and Global Citizenship aims to develop the capacity of young people to participate positively and effectively in society, to influence democratic processes and to make informed and responsible decisions as citizens throughout their lives.

Personal Development aims to help young people form a morally and ethically sound value system based on self and mutual respect and to develop the strategies to cope with the stresses and strains of life as a teenager, as well as in the future.

Education for Employability aims to develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes which will give a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work in a rapidly changing economic environment. This will give pupils a better basis for making informed decisions in relation to education, training and career choices.

Click here to go to the CCEA Key Stage 4 Specification

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