Learning at Third and Fourth Level is likely to be for young people in S1, S2 and S3, but it can be earlier or later for some. It is the role of the teacher/facilitator to decide when a young person or group should be learning at this Level. The learning activities described here work across Third and Fourth Level. An indication is given of content that could form the starting point of work, with progression to other topics also indicated.

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The activities described are designed for a 50-minute class/session. The Activity Plans are not a script, they are a suggested approach with some proposed activities to support teaching and learning. If you are a confident practitioner, you might dip in and out of the activities. If you feel you will benefit from more of a structure, then you can use what is suggested. This may depend on the topic.

There are information leaflets for parents and carers provided at the bottom of this level.

To begin

My body now

Body image

Boys, girls and stereotypes

Sexual intercourse


Social media (1)

Pornography: what is it/what harm does it do?

Emotional wellbeing

Progression 1

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Equality

Being a parent/carer (1)

Abuse and relationships

Getting pregnant: Truths + Myths

Choices about contraception


Sexual health: Getting advice and support

Sexual intercourse: Pressure, pleasure, and first-time sex

Progression 2

Romantic and loving relationships

Being a parent/carer (2)

Equality, feminism and sexual harassment

Human Sexuality and Sexual Rights



Social Media (2): Fake news/Fake people

Sexual Consent and the Law

Finding and Using Sexual Health Services

About STIs/BBVs/The Local And Global Impact Of HIV

Introductory lesson for young people with disabilities

Disability and relationships: an introduction to RSHP learning

Information for parents and carers about learning at home:
– Learning at home (English)
– Learning at home (Arabic)
– Learning at home (Mandarin)
– Learning at home (Polish)
– Learning at home (Romanian)
– Learning at home (Urdu)
– Learning at home (Gaelic)

Information for parents and carers about learning at school:
– Learning at school (English)
– Learning at school (Arabic)
– Learning at school (Mandarin)
– Learning at school (Polish)
– Learning at school (Romanian)
– Learning at school (Urdu)
– Learning at school (Gaelic)

Recommended books for children and young people

Experiences, Outcomes + Benchmarks: Third Level

Experiences, Outcomes + Benchmarks: Fourth Level