The Skills Builder Accelerator is an innovative programme for embedding high-quality essential skills teaching. The approach is backed by more than 200 leading organisations and already used in over 550 schools and colleges.
Together, we’ll develop a complete implementation strategy, train your staff and equip everyone with the tools and resources they need to build essential skills effectively.
The Skills Builder Partnership brings together educators and employers to support every child and young person to build their essential skills.
The Skills Builder Universal Framework provides the national standard for teaching essential skills. It breaks each skill into steps, supporting progress for students of all ages and abilities - including those with special educational needs.
Refined over a decade, the Skills Builder Principles underpin a rigorous approach to building essential skills and will form the basis of your strategy. Your success embedding these Principles will be recognised with a Skills Builder Award.
See how the Accelerator works across the year
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Discover the elements that make up the Accelerator.
The Skills Builder Award recognises high-quality essential skills education. It can be achieved by schools and colleges who demonstrate embedding best practice through the Skills Builder Principles.
Every year, we fundraise to directly support a select group of the most committed schools and colleges across the country, via the Skills Builder Accelerator.
You may have the opportunity to apply for funding to cover the full cost of the core programme elements in 2020-21. Funding is restricted to state-maintained schools and colleges in England who aren’t already working with us. The funding is limited and allocated in three rounds. Schools and colleges who are not eligible for funding are able to self-fund their participation and should contact us for details.
We anticipate that in some regions all programme places and associated funding will be allocated before the final deadline, so you are encouraged to apply early for the best chance of success.
Round 1 deadline
Friday 24th April 2020
Round 2 deadline
Friday 29th May 2020
Round 3 deadline
Friday 26th June 2020