This study aims to find out how the implementation of the 21st century independent learning curriculum is implemented. The implementation of 21st century learning is oriented towards literacy thinking, work skills, life skills and the ability to master tools for work. This study uses a qualitative approach, which describes and describes the implementation and competence of 21st century education. The data collection technique used in this research is library research. The results of the study show that the implementation of the independent learning curriculum (KMB) in 21st century learning is one of the solutions to improve the quality of learning in schools. By implementing KMB, teachers can facilitate a more interactive, fun, and effective learning process for students. In addition, KMB can also help students to learn independently, work together with others, and develop critical and creative thinking skills. However, to be able to implement the KMB properly, teachers need to pay attention to several things such as providing varied and interesting learning resources, providing comfortable and conducive learning spaces, and providing a transparent and fair evaluation system. The main competencies that must be possessed in 21st century learning are; 1) thinking literacy, 2) work skills, 3) life skills, 4), ability to master work tools.