About our Grade 8 Core Skills Programme

The role of an Assistant Principal (and equivalent grades e.g. Grade 8) in the public sector is an important and often varied role. While roles and responsibilities can vary, there are a number of core competencies that are critical for effective performance and career development at this level. Competencies are the knowledge, skills and attributes that we need for effective performance. Objectives and tasks describe what we do and why we do it – competencies describe how we deliver on these.

This programme is based on core competencies for APs that are set out in the Public Appointments Service Competency Framework, which are as follows:

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PAI offer all of our courses as In-House programmes. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.