Barclays Life Skills

Published on 4 October 2023 at 10:17

Barclays LifeSkills provides educators with access to free online interactive resources, ready-made lessons and work experience opportunities. There are also tools, guides and films that young people can use independently or with their families.

Educators can select from 100+ hours of free curriculum linked financial education resources designed to fit into timetables, including a suite of lessons adapted for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and children in care.


Top tips

  • LifeSkills is used most effectively when built into the school or college’s progressive careers programme.

  • Link to a programme of meaningful encounters to further embed learning and skills development.

  • The programme also supports other benchmarks alongside benchmarks 4 and 6 – see how these links can be made here.



Further information

These resources cover topics from building confidence, identifying strengths, key money skills, and developing the core transferable skills that employers need – to the practical elements of writing a CV and shining in an interview.