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LifeSkills: educating young people to support their transition into work

The LifeSkills education programme, which ran from 2014-2016, was designed to support young people with their transition into work.

It offered practical advice and the opportunity for those aged 11 to 19 to build confidence and improve employability skills.

The programme, created with Barclays, aimed to bring students, teachers and employers together to encourage the development of real-life, work-related skills.

Children in Scotland was the charity partner for Scotland and co-ordinated the delivery of the programme, prioritising support for young people in the most disadvantaged areas.

We provided experienced professionals to lead sessions and support young people to meet their individual needs.

The LifeSkills website, a key component of the programme, has been structured with this in mind, providing material targeted towards students, teachers and potential employers.

There were a number of learning outcomes for the students who participated, including:

  • an improved understanding of what key employability skills are
  • a better understanding of which of the key employability skills they possess and which skills require further development
  • a better understanding of how to communicate and demonstrate the skills they possess to others, including employers
  • increased confidence around the area of employability skills; and
  • to have demonstrated their employability skills through a quality work experience placement and used this to improve their skills and add value to their CV.

For more information contact Sandra Mitchell, former LifeSkills manager,

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