How we can help?
You’ll probably find the answer you’re looking for below. If not, feel free to get in touch.
How do I get work experience through the LifeSkills programme?
Please see our work experience page for more information which provides you with the opportunity to apply for virtual work experience.
What are LifeSkills points and how can I use them to get a job?
By signing up to LifeSkills online you’ll earn points for visiting pages, using tools or watching videos. At 250 points, you’ll unlock milestones to help you track your LifeSkills progress. Show employers how hard you’re working to improve your skills by adding them to your CV or LinkedIn profile. Find out more.
How do I edit or update the CV I created using the CV Builder tool?
Once you have completed your CV online you will be able to download and save it to your own computer. You will then be able to update and edit this saved copy on your own device.
How can I find out more about the LifeSkills programme?
All our resources are designed to be delivered by educators and it is easy to search for lesson plans here.
With our range of lessons mapped to each nation’s curriculum, LifeSkills can form an integral part of your careers offering whatever your setting and supports you in embedding these skills across your organisation.
We also run conference calls to help you make the most of our resources, where we will run through what employability and financial capability resources we have available, together with any questions you have on topics and themes which are important to your organisation and what we have available.
Can I get Barclays volunteers to support my organisation
Thanks for getting in touch about requesting volunteers. Barclays employees support LifeSkills lessons run by professional facilitators from our charity partners at selected secondary schools and colleges across the UK according to their location and local measures of deprivation. You can check your institution’s eligibility here.
How do I organise work experience?
Please see our work experience page for more information which provides you with opportunities for your students to apply for virtual work experience.
We also have a range of free activities you can use in the classroom or where your students can work through independently, to get an understanding of different organisations and industries and what employability skills are used.
How do I get work experience logs for my students?
A selection of teacher resources is available to download or order from our resource page when you register or log in to LifeSkills. Printed copies should arrive within 10–15 working days of your request.
What support can LifeSkills provide for our careers fair?
You can order up to 250 LifeSkills leaflets for your careers fair here and these will arrive within 10 – 15 working days. Unfortunately, we don’t organise careers fairs attendance through LifeSkills, but we suggest contacting your local Barclays branch to ask if anyone would be available to attend your event.
How do my learners access LifeSkills resources directly?
Students aged 14+ are able to register for their own LifeSkills account and access online content for them to work through independently by clicking on the website ‘I’m here to help myself’. Adult learners can also access a range of articles and click on the Working Life tab.
How can I get work experience for my child?
Please see our work experience page for more information which provides you with the guidance on how your child can apply for virtual work experience. We also have a range of free activities they can work through to get an understanding of different organisations and industries and what employability skills are used.
How can my child get started with LifeSkills?
If your child is 14+ they can register online. It’s completely free, and they’ll be able to begin preparing for the world of work right away with our CV Builder, Wheel of Strengths tools and many more interactive tasks to help boost their employability skills.
We also have resources for you to work through together with your child by clicking on ‘I’m here to help others’, then ‘Home Learning’.
How can I get started with LifeSkills?
The website is completely free. The articles are designed to support you to develop within the workplace with a focus on how you can continue to develop skills for the workplace to becoming more confident with money. You can access by clicking on I’m here to help myself’, then ‘Working Life’.