Opportunity Skills

CEF Category Long Opportunities

These statements are suggested for each key stage as an indication of having secured the appropriate skills and experiences for the Opportunity category of the employability framework.


  • They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.
  • They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions

Key Stage 1

  • Speak about the kinds of jobs they think like
  • Speaking & listening

Key Stage 2

  • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • Building a webpage
  • Speaking & listening
  • Recording & reporting

Key Stage 3

  • Students participate in interviews and learn how to complete an application form and write a CV.
  • Understand the labour market and range of salaries

Key Stage 4

  • Investors in careers Kite mark delivered through the careers forum
  • YP Understand how to make informed realistic choices that are right for them

Key Stage 5

  • Wide ranging proactive human and other research skills
  • High order speaking & listening
  • Assimilating and evaluating complex information and concepts from unfamiliar sources

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