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WIDER ACHIEVEMENT COURSES

Wider Achievement involves the development of skills which help learners to succeed in today's world.

Wider Achievement recognises the life and work skills that come from involvement in a range of activities such as sport, mentoring, voluntary work or fundraising initiatives - whether they take place at school, college or elsewhere. 

 

CERTIFICATED COURSES:

 

ASDAN      

https://www.asdan.org.uk/

  • A Personal Development Programme offering imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating a wide range of young people‚Äôs personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges

 

John Muir Award   

https://www.johnmuirtrust.org/john-muir-award

  • A programme encouraging pupils to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places


Heartstart  

https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/how-to-do-cpr/heartstart-training

  • A programme established by the British Heart Foundation to teach emergency lifesaving skills

 

 

SQA QUALIFICATIONS:

 

 

SQA Personal Development Awards  

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/57040.html

  • Self & Work (developing task management skills)
  • Self in Community (developing interpersonal skills)
  • Practical Skills (developing skills such as healthy eating/cookery, gardening, emergency lifesaving skills)
  • Self-Awareness (developing awareness of self and researching career options)

 

SQA Wellbeing Awards   

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/57044.html

  • Exploring wellbeing (explore what it means to have a sense of wellbeing)
  • Improving wellbeing (undertake an activity aimed at improving the wellbeing of themselves and/or others eg improving fitness, relaxation techniques

 

SQA Employability Award 

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/14901.html

  • Preparing for Employment: First Steps (explore existing skills and experience, and how these might apply to work)
  • Building Your Employability Skills (consider types of employment which may suit & skills needed to find employment, such as contacting employers, filling in application forms, and writing a CV)

 

SQA Steps To Work  

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45566.html

Provides a stepping stone for some learners between school, further education, training and employment.