Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and Curriculum for Excellence

Youth Scotland runs introductory training sessions on these key policies.

GIRFEC & Curriculum for Excellence: an introduction for youth work

This three-hour training session is a hands-on introduction to GIRFEC and Curriculum for Excellence, which has a particular focus on the contribution youth work can make to these key youth policies.

This training is suitable for: youth workers and those work deliver non-formal learning opportunities to young people in Scotland.

GIRFEC values the role that we all have in supporting young people's wellbeing. Curriculum for Excellence makes it clear that its aspirations for Scotland's young people to develop as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens, are not just for schools: youth work has a powerful part to play. 

This training session introduces GIRFEC through an innovative and engaging approach. An introduction to Curriculum for Excellence, Experiences and Outcomes that all children and young people should achieve. Delegates will leave with a practical tool to support them to identify Experiences and Outcomes most relevant to youth work.

Intended outcomes

  • Develop your understanding of GIRFEC and how your work relates to it
  • Develop your understanding of Curriculum for Excellence and how your work relates to it
  • To understand the Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes and to be able to describe your own work in terms of them
  • To discover how non-formal learning awards can demonstrate achievement of experiences and outcomes

Read a summary of evaluations of previous Youth Scotland CfE Training here.

Training dates available:

Please check back soon or visit training calendar to see what training is on offer. 


Training the Trainers GIRFEC & CfE: an introduction for youth work

This module exists for Curriculum for Excellence but is under development for GIRFEC.

If you would like to attend or host a training event, please contact Youth Scotland: 0131 554 2561,

For everyone involved in community based youth work. Find out more about what we do and apply for membership.