What is CfE?
Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is an approach that supports young people as they learn and develop the four capacities: successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
CfE supports the idea that learning and achievement can take place in a variety of formats and settings; not just schools. The Building the Curriculum documents (link here) make it clear that all agencies that work with young people have a role to play in CfE.
There are strong links between the Nature and Purpose of Youth Work (link here) and Curriculum for Excellence, particularly with regards to the young person-centred approach and an emphasis on empowerment and health and well-being. It could be said that youth work has always delivered Curriculum for Excellence.
A Youth Scotland Quick Guide can be downloaded below, as can Scottish Government’s GIRFEC Policy Statement 2022.