LifeSkills for Primary, Secondary and FE educators

We want to support you and your colleagues, whether you’re working with young people or adults to make the most of what LifeSkills has to offer, to help them to develop the skills and confidence to thrive in today's rapidly changing work environment.

Our free tools and learning resources, start from age 7 and cover the age of the entire workforce. With flexible curriculum linked lessons and adult modules available for you to download, together with information on how to register for our online work experience programme.  The LifeSkills site also provides insight for you to stay up to date with the employability skills and financial capability landscape, so you can support others. 

You can click on our short interactive guide designed for educators who are new to LifeSkills or who want to refresh their understanding of what LifeSkills is. Areas covered focus on why developing young people for the future is so important, tips on how to implement resources into the curriculum and recommendations on where to start.

Bring LifeSkills to your classroom

  • Flexible curriculum linked resources for a class, targeting a group of learners, year group or whole school for you to deliver
  • Gain valuable work experience for students aged 14-19 to participate in virtually
  • See if your school or college meets our specific socio-economic deprivation and location criteria to get students participating in facilitated sessions run by our charity partners  
  • Insight for you to stay up to date with and financial capability landscape
  • Guidance on tackling limited or unrealistic aspirations to help motivate students
  • Pathways to support with a learning journey
  • Content guide to support with planning whether that’s individually or a strategic centralised approach to the learning journey of a student
  • SEND / ALS specific resources
  • Care leaver specific resources

Using these employability and financial education resources alongside any careers and personal development activity in your school, can help to drive greater impact with your students.

“Staff appreciate the detail in the lesson plans and how easy the resources are to use. Lesson plans are very adaptable to longer (1 hour) PHSCE lessons or shorter (15-30 minute) tutor sessions.”   Careers leader, secondary school, England (North East)

Visit our Educator page to start planning today

*Chrysalis Research Evaluation 2023