SkillsHouse CTE Curriculum and Pathways

SkillsHouse CTE Curriculum and Pathways

The SkillsHouse CTE Curriculum and Pathways Team provide specialist curriculum consultancy enabling education providers to embed the Bradford Careers and Technical Education (CTE) Framework; the practice of teaching specific career-related skills from primary to secondary through to post-secondary education.

This is achieved by co-designing and delivering sector-based programs of learning in partnership with employers which are embedded into the education establishment's subject curriculum to develop learner's understanding and progression into high-demand sectors and occupations. As a result, technical and essential skills are developed in a sequential and timely manner.

Learners are able to explore different career pathways to gain real-world knowledge and experience needed to compete and achieve success in education and work.

CTE Learners progress through sector-based programmes of learning, bringing their academic studies to life to gain industry-led credentials, and recognition of their skills and knowledge through employer approved digital skills badges. Boosting learners’ engagement and exposure to professionals from different backgrounds and sectors, improving learner's employability, work-ready confidence, and providing increased opportunities to access routes into employment and progression to positive destinations.  For further information on digital skills badges click here

What are the benefits of working with The SkillsHouse CTE Curriculum and Pathways Team?

  • Enable your subject leads and curriculum heads of dept to design and integrate technical and essential skills into existing and new programs of study.
  • Drive opportunities which bring learning to life inside and outside of the classroom to improve attainment and engagement within your school through increased.
  • Support your careers leaders to build effective programs of careers learning, developing evidence to support achievement of Gatsby Benchmarks and careers quality marks.
  • Leverage industry connections to meet the needs of your school or college; CTE Sector Boards comprise of local employers ranging from well-known national organisations to much loved local SMEs.
  • Keep your staff up to date on labour market changes.

Get Involved

Register for free access to the SkillsHouse Portal:

  • The SkillsHouse Portal is Bradford’s one-stop-shop for free employer led careers-related learning activities including tours and talks, masterclasses, competitions, and bespoke assemblies. Keep informed of upcoming opportunities for your learners via the SkillsHouse Portal Newsletter. Each school staff member can register via their school email address for an account:  Register today:

Use our consultancy service to:

  • Review your school’s curriculum and identify relevant careers and technical education activities and opportunities to partake in.
  • Co-design and pilot Sector Programme delivery in collaboration with local employers to address skills gaps.
  • Support your careers leaders to build effective programs of careers learning, developing evidence to support achievement of Gatsby Benchmarks and careers quality marks.
  • Understand how your learners can engage with Cities of Learning Digital Skills Badges to accredit their learning and improve their employability.

Contact to express an interest.

Recognise Your Learner's Success

  • Nominate your students for one of the SkillsHouse CTE's Awards. This prestigious annual awards ceremony showcases the achievements, talents and commitment young people make to exploring future careers and honing their technical skills.

Become a CTE School:

CTE Schools benefit from additional support to systematically embed CTE into their curriculum through regularly engagement with the CTE Sector Boards. CTE Sector Boards comprise of local businesses and Education Providers who offer district wide strategic direction. This is a great way for your school to engage in sharing best practice whilst keeping your fingers on the pulse of important economic and education initiatives. CTE Sector Boards are categorised into the 9 key sector areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Computing, Science & Environmental Technologies
  • Health & Social Care
  • Public Services & Law
  • Transport, Distribution & Logistics
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Sport

Contact to express an interest.


Bradford Essential Skills Learning Framework:

The Bradford Essential Skills Learning Framework provides a blueprint for the integration of key employability skills of: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, technology literacy, and social and emotional development in the learning experiences for children and young people. The framework is designed to build the skills they need not only at school but also in life. It has been developed to encourage and support educators to develop strategies for the full integration of the essential skills into their own learning programmes.  See below the eight Essential Skills:

  1. Creativity
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  3. Communication and Collaboration
  4. Flexibility and Adaptability
  5. Initiative and Self-Direction
  6. Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  7. Productivity and Accountability
  8. Leadership and Responsibility

To request a copy of the Bradford Essential Skills Learning Framework please contact

For further information visit our SkillsHouse website.

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