Key skills are a range of essential skills that underpin success in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development. Key skills qualifications (levels 1-4) in communication, application of number and information technology (IT) are available across all post-16 routes
Skills appropriate for future employment, such as presentation skills, teamwork skills and use of computers
a range of essential competencies needed in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development in order to function efficiently at work and in society e.g. ability to communicate, understand and use basic maths, solve problems, basic knowledge of computers and information technology, to work effectively with others and to improve the ability to learn.