Options in this column offer pupils the opportunity to engage in activities that develop Skills for Life and Work.  The skills and attributes that pupils develop in these contexts should provide them with a sound basis for their development as lifelong learners in their adult, social and working lives.
 
The courses cover a range of vocationally related learning.  The courses are being delivered through departments across the curriculum.
 
Assessment and qualification arrangements are organised in differing ways according to the course context.
 
The experiences pupils have in these courses can provide a sound basis for preparation for a specific career.  Similarly, the personal and leadership qualities encouraged in these different settings are highly valued by Universities, Colleges, Employers and Trainers.