Citizenship Skills

People who have excellent citizenship skills act responsibly towards and respect the rights of others, both locally and globally. They are aware of and try to help with local and wider issues such as discrimination, poverty and pollution.

Citizenship has six key components:

  • Community involvement
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Equity and justice
  • Diversity
  • Decision making
  • Effective contribution

Showing you can contribute effectively to your community (local/national/global) is attractive to employers because it demonstrates your ability to offer something positive in the workplace.

You can develop your Citizenship skills by:

  • Helping others both in and outside the classroom;
  • Taking part in charity fundraising activities;
  • Being an active member of global citizenship groups like Fair Trade;
  • Treating others with fairness and respect;
  • Becoming a Buddy;
  • Being involved in the Credit Union;
  • Raising awareness of issues that are relevant to all.

 Courses whose Top Three Skills include Citizenship

ESOL, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Politics, Religious Education.