Developing Skills for Learning, Life and Work

At Fife College, our courses are designed to help you develop Core and Essential Skills so that you are ready for employment when you complete your studies.

These skills are developed in all of our courses. The Core Skills valued by employers are:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving

Remember! Core Skills are different to Essential Skills. Essential Skills include all of the Core Skills, plus:

  • personal and learning skills including literacy skills that enable you to become an effective lifelong learner
  • employability skills including career management skills that prepare you for employment rather than for a specific occupation
  • vocational skills that are specific to a particular occupation, industry or sector

These Essential Skills help to create T-shaped, work-ready people.