The core programme incorporates the skills, abilities, attitudes and values that all secondary school leavers should have.  The programme is very flexible and makes provision for students of a wide range of abilities.  Students may qualify using subjects from a variety of sources and may enter for one or more CCSLC subjects at a sitting.  Students will be assessed when they have demonstrated readiness, and will, therefore, be able to take the CCSLC examinations at different stages of their secondary schooling.