A range of qualities. Examples include good communicator, motivated, reliable, and adaptability.
Job-specific skills. For example, a games designer needs creative design and technical skills, a doctor needs scientific, medical and technical skills. These are the skills that you mainly develop once you are in employment.
Qualifications – these are evidence of personal skills and functional skills
Personal skills include:
Self-management: You can organise your time and yourself, show responsibility, cope with challenges and persevere when the going gets tough
An independent enquirer: You can research information, work out what it means and use it to make well-thought out decisions
A reflective learner: You can evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, judge how well you’ve done and make changes where necessary
A creative thinker: You can find different ways to tackle a problem, come up with and develop new ideas
An effective participator: You play(ed) a full part in the life of your school or college and the community and act responsibly
A good team worker: You work confidently with others, take responsibility for your work and take account of others views
Functional skills include:
English: Writing and communicating clearly and setting out information in a logical order
Maths: Measuring, calculating, estimating quantities and recording data
ICT: Operating a computer, using basic systems, learning new applications and using telephones and other technology to communicate
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