Students Could Be Awarded CAO Points For Soft Skills Like Communication And Team Work

Students could be awarded CAO points for soft skills like communication and team work.

Work experience may also contribute to students’ final grades.

The expansion, education policy makers are now looking at, would aim to examine valuable skills that the current Leaving Cert model misses out on.

Irish Second Level Students Union Deputy President Adam Lambe says there’s a need to recognize soft skills:

“It’s not fleshed out. I mean it’s just an idea at the moment, but it’s a very positive idea. It’s a step in the right direction. We’re hoping that  the CEO can be more diversity representative of students’ skills and abilities that gives more opportunities to more students to freely express themselves in the Leaving Cert and to showcase their skillsets”.


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