The Skillforce Group (now in S4) have been working hard in their new course which they started last year. Skillforce is a special course delivered by ex-services personnel and supported by the Duke of Cambridge who is the patron of the Skillforce Prince’s Award. Its purpose is to engage those disaffected with the traditional academic curriculum and to develop the skills required for the workplace. Within the course pupils undertake a range of qualifications including ASDAN, Duke of Edinburgh, First Aid and so on.
Pupils were so enthused by their activities in Skillforce that they wrote to the Duke of Cambridge expressing their appreciation of the course. To their surprise and delight he wrote back and praised their hard work as can be seen from the letter here.
Pupils’ next steps are to continue Skillforce until the end of S4 when they will achieve the Prince’s Award which incorporates qualifications and develops expertise relating to:
SQA Employability Award
Duke Of Edinburgh (Bronze) Award
Asdan (Gold) Award
Health and Safety