Level 2 Skills for Your Life

2SYF
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Cording

This course offers the opportunity to develop a range of life and work skills that will be useful
while at school and as you transition into further study or work.
1. Development of soft skills (identified by employers) and key competencies
2. Future planning for study and/or employment
3. Financial literacy, flatting/renting and matters relating to insurance.




Subject Overview

Term 1
The Global Workplace:

Term 1 focusses on personal identity and the way we express our culture. In learning about our cultural traditions and our heritage, we also have a chance to learn about each others. With this knowledge, we can broaden our skills in cultural responsiveness and work across the globe, enhance our interpersonal communication skills and empower each other regardless our differences.

Term 2
Financial Matters

Term 2 Focusses on Financial Capabilities, insurance, tax, Kiwisaver and banking. In this unit we look at how we can best protect our belongings, budget and understand our rights when it comes to renting or flatting.

Term 3
Workplace Skills

In term 3 we look at conflict resolution skills, and workplace admin capabilities. By focussing on successful employment and interpersonal skills, you can have the confidence to land your dream job, and work towards leadership opportunities in those roles.

Term 4
Service

Term 4 gives us the opportunity to wrap up our themes from the first 3 terms and look at a service project.

Pathway

Level 3 Skills for Your Life

This course focusses on the skills needed for successful employment, interpersonal confidence and financial capabilities. SYF is a good option for any student wanting to enhance their skills in 'real world' contexts for life after High School.

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning required. 


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 377 v8 Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces
2
I
2
U.S. 1299 v9 Be assertive in a range of specified situations
2
I
4
U.S. 4252 v8 Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
2
I
2
U.S. 12352 v7 Describe aspects of one's own lineage/whakapapa, heritage, and cultural identity
2
I
3
U.S. 12354 v5 Describe legal implications of living in rented accommodation and means to prevent and resolve related problems
2
I
4
U.S. 24871 v4 Complete complex forms
2
I
2
U.S. 28097 v2 Analyse and select banking products and services in relation to personal finances
2
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.