Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2021

What would you like to be?

What is this?

​In this short film clip young people from across Scotland express their career aspirations, their plans on how to get a job and the skills they think they have or wish to develop to realise their future pathways.

The resource provides practical advice, tools and case studies, including tracking progress, assessing risks and maximising accreditation. The guide is closely aligned to the newly developed Work Placements Standard and Career Education Standard (3-18)

Who is this for?

This resource has been developed to contribute to professional learning for practitioners at all levels.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice?

While using this resource the following reflective questions may be helpful:

  • To what extend do I engage children and young people in meaningful discussions about their skills development and assist them in profiling to support their career journeys?
  • To what extend do I deliver an appropriate, personalised curriculum that takes account of the individual needs of children and young people that enhances the development of skills for learning, life and work in all settings?
  • To what extend do I work plan for, assess and record skills development in my context of work?
  • To what extend do I relate relevant learning experiences and skills development to labour market and employment opportunities including entrepreneurship and self-employment?
  • To what extend do I facilitate young people’s learning and their ability to engage with a rapidly developing landscape of work/career and learning opportunities?

​Explore the resource

This clip can be used to stimulate discussion around the breadth and depths of career aspirations of young peoples and practitioners’ role in supporting the development of skills for learning, life and work.