Lunch & Learn : Building Essential Skills in an Inclusive Way

13/06/23 12:00 to 13:00

The Skills Builder Partnership

“Individuals with higher levels of essential skills are less likely to be unemployed, or out of work and education… For the most disadvantaged in our society, essential skills in a portfolio with basic skills are associated with social mobility and escaping the Skills Trap.”    Data from the Essential Skills Tracker 2023

The Skills Builder Partnership exists so that, one day, everyone will build the essential skills to succeed.

Essential skills as those highly transferable skills that almost everyone needs to do almost every job.  These are listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.  They unlock learning in the classroom and halve the likelihood of being out of work, increasing earnings across a lifetime.  They even boost wellbeing and life satisfaction.

But access to these skills isn’t fair.  And where they are missed, it undermines social mobility, productivity and wellbeing.  We think everyone, at every stage of their lives, should have the opportunities to build them. The Skills Builder Universal Framework makes it possible for everyone to teach, learn, and measure essential skills.

In this session, Tom Varley, Lead Associate for Inclusion at the Skills Builder Partnership will provide members with an opportunity to learn more about the Skills Builder Universal Framework and how this supports all individuals to reflect upon, apply, learn and measure progression in essential skill development.

Tom will share some of the research data behind the importance in these skills in education, employment and wider life outcomes.  He will also look at examples of best practice from a range of settings, as well as providing members with the opportunity to explore some of the free-to-access tools and resources to build essential skills in an inclusive way for all individuals.

This session is will give members an overview of the framework and some useful ideas and tools to take back and apply in their own practice.  It is intended for everyone with an interest in building and developing their own and/or others’ essential skills, including employment officers, training providers, apprenticeship managers and individuals doing this individually and/or with support.

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