Gold – Barclays, UK Schools and FE Colleges: LifeSkills created with Barclays

Best educational programme

Concerned with the number of people leaving education without the practical skills and workplace knowledge needed to secure a job, Barclays partnered with Hopscotch to make a difference. Launching LifeSkills, now the UK’s most trusted and ambitious employability programme, Barclays helped up-skill more than a million young people for the world of work.The programme helps 11-19 year-olds enhance their skills and career prospects through engaging content and practical experience in schools, FE colleges and at home. Online resources empower teachers to develop skills throughout the curriculum via downloadable activities and planners. This impressive social initiative has made a tangible difference to many a young lives with around 80% of participants reporting increased confidence in their ability to get a job. Our judges said LifeSkills was top of the class among its peers and, “A great educational initiative,” adding, “LifeSkills is a super theme with clear development and implementation.”   


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