Introduction to the Global Citizenship Challenge

Skills development is central to each of the challenges. Learners will develop all seven essential and employability skills, but not all skills are necessarily developed and assessed in each of the individual challenges.

Centres (schools / colleges) are asked to keep a Skills Development File, providing evidence for the WJEC Quality Assurance process for the Skills Challenge Certificate. This should include:

  • detailed outline of the Skills Challenge Certificate delivery model for each cohort (academic year), for all four components,
  • scheme of work showing how all seven essential and employability skills will be developed (preparing for the three Challenges and the Individual Project),
  • examples of the range of teaching and learning provided,
  • examples of learners’ work where appropriate
  • the Outline Challenge Briefs chosen for assessment.

WJEC Specification states:

"The purpose of the Global Citizenship Challenge is to develop learners' skills, whils providing opportunities to understand and respond appropriately to global issues. During the Global Citizenship Challenge learners will explicitily develop skills of:

  • Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation

and apply them in an appropriate manner."



In this challenge, the learner should address issues that are relevant across borders and boundaries, spanning countries, regions and continents. Learners will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of global issues – those issues which are complex and multifaceted, and fall into six broad but interlinked themes::




Weight/Work Time:

Weighted at 15% of the total, the nominal time allocation for this Challenge is 70 hours:

50 hours preparation work and 20 hours controlled assessment.

The following resources are designed to assist in the development and preparation of learners for the Global Citizenship Challenge. They comprise general skills development materials, themed notes, linked power-point presentations and further references, and ideas to prepare for the Challenge assessment.