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Post-16 Citizenship

Since 2002 Citizenship has been a statutory requirement within the National Curriculum at key stages 3 and 4 (11-16 year olds). Post-16 citizenship aims to build on pre-16 learning with a particular emphasis on active involvement in learners’ own communities.

A key resource for post-16 citizenship is Play your part: guidance for post-16 citizenship. This guidance was developed in 2004 by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in close collaboration with the national Post-16 Citizenship Development Programme, which began in 2001 and supported the development of a variety models for post-16 citizenship provision. The success of the development programme led to what became the LSIS Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme.

Advice and support on developing post-16 citizenship is available from Active Citizens FE   a network and community of practice for those interested in providing and promoting excellent citizenship education, social action and learner voice in post-16 education and training. The network also offers a range of resources to support post-16 citizenship.


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