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Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

DYW builds on the foundations already in place through the Curriculum for Excellence and is relevant in the Broad General Education (BGE) from early years, through the senior phase and beyond. It contributes to the development of the four capacities, makes full use of the four contexts of the curriculum, and addresses each of the entitlements.


No matter where young people live they can meet employers and experience the real world of work both in the classroom and outside it.

DYW will support young people to…


  • Understand the world of work

  • Feel prepared to make choices for  their next steps

  • Discover how their interests, strengths and skills relate to specific job roles

  • Understand how their subjects relate to jobs and careers

  • Build networks, skills, confidence, knowledge and ideas for choices and next steps

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