Learners will plan, develop and work on a project which results in a finished product or a culminating event, performance or presentation. Learners will undertake a project as part of a small group or a whole class.
Learners and teachers will negotiate a suitable project, ensuring that the topic/project has the potential to provide each learner with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge identified in the Learning Outcomes and to meet all the assessed criteria.
Learners will develop a range of generic skills by undertaking different tasks related to the project. These skills will be made explicit in the context of the selected project:
- effective communication
- problem solving
- time management
- reflective practice
- working with others/in teams.
Some projects may also require learners to develop a specific set of skills and understandings (e.g. catering, boat building, film making) but the focus of this course is to provide a context in which learners will develop the generic skills.