Skills for Work and Life

Skills for Work is an integral part of Curriculum for Excellence at Rossie. It is a key to making sound decisions for a young person’s further education, career aspirations, employability and lifelong learning.
Skills for Work programmes at Rossie enable young people to develop the four key capacities - Confident Individuals, Successful Learners, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors. Close collaboration and cooperation with our community partners enable young people to realise their true potential in a real working environment.
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Working with stakeholders
Working closely with other key stakeholders - including SDS (Skills Development Scotland), Local Colleges, Employers and Businesses - we ensure our young people develop employability skills and receive accreditation for their learning and performance.
Young people participating in Skills for Work programmes speak of their sense of satisfaction at being involved in real work. This encourages them to reach personal targets in core subject areas within the broader curriculum.
We offer a broad range of placements with our partners, who offer flexible arrangements, a caring approach, and a belief in our young people.

The placements include:
  • Construction Crafts
  • Rural Skills
  • Hospitality
  • Animal Welfare
  • Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Care Services
  • Hairdressing and Beauty
  • Administration
  • Engineering and Oil related services
  • Sports and Leisure
  • College based training programmes
Ongoing assessment arrangements, including careers profiling, determines each individual’s training requirements. They can apply for nationally recognised training programmes including GRFW (Get Ready for Work), SfW (Skills for Work) at Intermediate levels 1 & 2, SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) courses, and SVQ programmes delivered with the support of colleges.
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