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Career Education Standard now available in Gaelic

A Gaelic version of the Career Education Standard (3-18) has been published on the National Improvement Hub.

The Career Education Standard (3-18) focuses on preparing children and young people for the world of work and ultimately seeks to reduce youth unemployment as part of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda.

Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director of Education Scotland said: “The Standard recognises the journey children and young people make as they learn about the world of work from early years to the senior phase. It will help them understand how the skills they are developing now can support them in making informed decisions about their future careers.”

The Standard places the needs, abilities and aspirations of learners at the centre. It provides a framework for teachers and practitioners to have meaningful conversations with children and young people about their future based on the very latest labour market information.

Skills Development Scotland’s Gaelic Development Officer Derek MacKenzie added: “The Career Education Standard sets out what children and young people will learn and what parents and carers, teachers, employers and Skills Development Scotland will do to support their learning. Having a Gaelic version of the Standard makes the information more accessible to communities across Scotland which I’m sure will be welcomed.”

The Standard also encourages teachers and practitioners to build upon the existing good practice evident in many parts of Scotland. In doing so, this will help reduce any unnecessary bureaucracy and additional workload through the development of new support and resources.

You can download both the Career Education Standard (3-18) Gaelic version and the English version from the National Improvement Hub.

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