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Discover how you can preview some of the programme with your pupils this April.

Essential skills for learning, work and life

Our Gen+ programme is built upon 9 key meta-skills, also known as “learning to learn” skills, these are timeless and transferable skills that empower people to face new challenges and succeed in any area of learning, work and life.

Resilience

Tackle challenges and bounce back from failures with a growth mindset and support systems.

Organisation

Reduce stress, prioritise goals & manage cognitive load with a tidy space, timetable & mind.

Collaboration

Improve team working and problem-solving skills by identifying strengths, sharing feedback & praise, and practising kindness.

Initiative

Take action in your communities and become more self-confident with reasonable risk-taking & effective decision-making.

Creativity

Feel empowered to imagine and create with curiosity and an open mind.

Communication

Use verbal and non-verbal techniques to convey emotion effectively and listen actively.

Critical Thinking

Analyse ideas, ask thoughtful questions, and consider unique perspectives to problem-solve and make decisions.

Leadership

Build a leadership tool-kit and acknowledge your capacity for values-based leadership in moments big and small.

Adaptability

Handle changes or challenges with ease, adjusting flexibly, changing course and embracing new situations.

World-leading digital learning programmes

How does it work?

Gen+ provides a comprehensive meta-skills education through two unique programmes for both learners P6-S3 and their teachers.

GEN+ Learn

For learners

Designed for learners aged 9-14, our Learn programme combines digital and in-person learning for an engaging, blended experience.

Complement curriculum

An easy-to-implement programme designed to complement existing curriculum.

Gamified interaction

Learners strive to earn badges through a gamified, interactive learning approach.

Integrated assessment

Skills assessments that help learners, teachers & carers understand and articulate progress at-a-glance.

GEN+ Teach

For teachers

Our Teach programme offers a library of bespoke resources to support continual professional development across the whole school.

Bespoke materials

Access to exclusive workshops and certificate programming with the University of Strathclyde.

Align school CLPL

Microlearning media and digital reflections portfolio make it easy to align & anchor CLPL across school staff.

Crafted with expertise

Expert cross-sector contributors bring to Gen+ Teach the best and latest in education, tech & business.

Curious to know more?
View our full programme prospectus for all the details.

  • Sinclair Academy

    West Lothian

  • Hamilton College

    South Lanarkshire

  • St. John’s Academy

    Perth & Kinross

  • Port Glasgow High

    Inverclyde

  • St. Columba’s High

    Inverclyde

  • Notre Dame High

    Inverclyde

  • Clydeview Academy

    Inverclyde

  • St.Stephen’s High

    Inverclyde

  • Inverclyde Academy

    Inverclyde

  • The Glasgow Academy

    Glasgow City

  • Bellahouston Academy

    Glasgow City

  • Shawlands Academy

    Glasgow City

  • Hillpark Secondary

    Glasgow City

  • Lourdes Secondary

    Glasgow City

  • St. Leonards

    Fife

  • Braes High

    Falkirk

  • James Gillespie’s High

    Edinburgh City

  • Mearns Castle High

    East Renfrewshire

  • Barrhead High

    East Renfrewshire

  • Bearsden Academy

    East Dunbartonshire

  • Douglas Academy

    East Dunbartonshire

  • Bishopbriggs Academy

    East Dunbartonshire

  • St. Ninian’s High

    East Dunbartonshire

  • Craigie High

    Dundee City

  • Braeview Academy

    Dundee City

  • Morgan Academy

    Dundee City

  • Dalbeattie High

    Dumfries and Galloway

  • Wallace Hall Academy

    Dumfries and Galloway

  • North West Community

    Dumfries and Galloway

  • Dyce Academy

    Aberdeen City

  • Bridge of Don Academy

    Aberdeen City

  • Northfield Academy

    Aberdeen City

  • Oldmachar Academy

    Aberdeen City

  • St. Machar Academy

    Aberdeen City

Trusted by schools across Scotland

Our programme is the go-to in meta-skills education for an increasing number of schools across Scotland, currently adopted in 6 local authority areas.

We are thrilled to be building a meta-skills curriculum with the Gen+ programme. As educational leaders, our top priority is to equip our students with the essential skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Stuart Clark,
Head Teacher at Mearns Castle High School

Here to equip and inspire the next generation

Gen+ launched in 2020, driven by the mission to fill the gap in the curriculum by focusing on essential leadership and personal skills. We’re revolutionising education, equipping the next generation with the tools they need to thrive and succeed.

FAQs

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information!

  • Which subject/faculty delivers the lessons?
    The lessons can be delivered across any subject area of the curriculum, including PSHE, Wider-Achievement or DYW. We believe that skills acquisition and knowledge apply cross-curricularly.

    Our primary Explorer programme has flexibility for lessons to fit within specific subjects, themes and topics, as part of a project or as part of the more general Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

    Those lessons specifically aimed at supporting the transition to secondary school process, can form part of the wider transition programme with delivery in both the primary and secondary school settings, as the individual school / cluster see most suitable.
  • Are the lessons inclusive for all levels and abilities?
    Our lessons and resources are accessed via our accessible digital learning platform. The lessons are interactive and engaging and pitched to inspire thought and challenge the pupils without being too difficult for the tasks to be completed. Whilst there are digital tasks to complete, there are also offline tasks such as pair and class discussions. The lessons are classroom facilitated and designed to be teacher-led. Gen+ uses a blended learning model - not solely e-learning.
  • Why stop at S3?
    Surely S4s+ need skills as they are leaving school? Our aim is to really embed the knowledge, understanding and language of skills within the pupils before they get to Senior Phase (S4-6). This early intervention will better equip them with the skills and confidence to best support them as they transition on to their post-school destination. There are very many other programmes and projects available to Senior Phase pupils.
  • Does the programme offer a qualification upon completion?
    At present, the programme does not offer any form of accreditation or qualification. We have chosen to place an emphasis on achievement versus attainment. The programme aims to build self-confidence in the pupils and help them realise their talent, abilities and potential. Pupils can, however, track their progress through the programme and receive digital badges to build a ‘skills tracker’ e-portfolio of their achievements alongside their learning reflections and outcomes. We are exploring options of an SCQF Level 4 qualification, upon completion of all 3  Trailblazer, Gamechanger and Innovator courses.
  • How much lesson time does the programme need to be allocated on the timetable?
    Our secondary S1 and S2 courses – Trailblazer and Gamechanger – are made up of 3 units each, with 4 lessons in each unit. In addition, there is an introduction and Wrap-Up lesson for each course, so a total of 14 lessons each year. The S3 project-based course is equivalent to 10 lessons also. So, in total, the secondary school element of the programme consists of 38 lessons.

    The primary school element – Explorer – is under development but will consist of 6 lessons, focussing on one of our key meta-skills, delivered across P6 & P7. In addition, there are 2 additional lessons available to support the P7 to S1 Transition phase, so there are a total of 8 lessons available This component of the programme will be coming in 2024/25.
  • How does the programme help schools fulfil the SDS (Skills Development Scotland) Skills 4.0 agenda?
    Each of the nine key meta-skill principles central to the programme have been identified through Skills 4.0 as essential for the future workforce. By delivering this programme, schools can easily embed a skills development framework into their curriculum to complement existing provisions and projects. Pupils will become familiar with consistent skills language and grow in confidence of their knowledge, understanding and ability to articulate and demonstrate these skills.
  • Are meta-skills not already taught in schools?
    Most schools have either an established or developing skills framework however there is no standard curriculum for skills development at present. At both Scottish Government and local authority level, this has been identified as a priority, to complement the existing work of Education Scotland, the Curriculum for Excellence, Skills Development Scotland, and Developing the Young Workforce.

    Many projects and programmes do currently exist which develop meta-skills within pupils, but they are mostly extra-curricular, not a part of core teaching and learning, which is where our lessons sit.
  • I’m not a teacher. How can I still get involved with Gen+ Teach?
    We offer a variety of opportunities for non-educators to contribute to Gen+ Teach. Perhaps you are a business or tech leader who would like to contribute your skills knowhow to teachers through an article or a webinar? Please reach out to hello@genplus.co.uk if you would like to get involved.
  • How do I gain access to Gen+ Teach Library?
    All staff at Gen+ schools have access to the Gen+ Teach library through their school logins, including support for learning and non-teaching staff. When you login, you will see the Gen+ Teach Library dashboard.
  • How do I register interest in the Strathclyde course?
    Please register your interest with lead teachers at your school, with whom Gen+ will coordinate when accepting new registrants to the Strathclyde course. The Strathclyde course is a year-long programme for which there are limited funded places.

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