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Life Skills

The LifeSkills created with Barclays helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.
The SkillsYouNeed provides informative pages and discussion about the life skills important for personal development.

The term Life Skills refers to the skills usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life, they help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.

There is no definitive list of life skills, certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your life circumstances, your culture, beliefs, age, geographic location etc.

Perhaps the most important life skill is the ability to learn. By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life. Life skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice.


Practical Steps to Personal Development


Practical steps can be taken to enhance personal development, including:

  • Organising your time.
  • Producing a personal CV or rsum.
  • Undertaking a skills appraisal.
  • Looking at your transferable skills.
  • Overcoming barriers to learning a new skill.
We hope that you find what you are looking for and can develop your knowledge of life skills.'