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November 2021: The big numbers from our 2021 Impact Report

It's been a breakthrough year for the Partnership. Over the last year our work has grown four-fold, delivering more than 1.4 million high-quality opportunities to boost essential skills in line with the Skills Builder Framework and approach.

We're also ambitious for what's to come. We'll pilot our work in seven countries in the coming year, as well as expand to the other home nations of the UK.

We're pleased to share this news and more with you in this edition. I’d like to congratulate all of our 725 partners on an incredible year and an important step towards our shared mission.

This year has taken us another step towards achieving our collective vision: one day, everyone will build the essential skills to succeed.

Tom Ravenscroft
Founder & CEO, Skills Builder Partnership

Making progress in education

­This year, we've focused on our flagship Accelerator programme: an intensive year-long programme to build the capacity of schools and colleges to take a best-practice approach to teaching essential skills as a central part of education.

The impact of this work over the past year has been clear. Learner groups using our resources demonstrate meaningful additional progress in developing their essential skills.

Working with impact organisations­

We collaborate with impact organisations to build their capacity to fully adopt and embed the Skills Builder approach in their work.

We also bring organisations together to align on best practices for building essential skills. This means that the individuals we support can better learn and practice their essential skills in a diverse range of settings. Not only does this multiply our efforts, but it also means that we can learn from each other.

It's great to see the value that partners place on being part of the Partnership:

Using our tools in the workplace

­Employers have always been a vital part of the Skills Builder Partnership, but over the last two years it has been exciting to see a shift in how we work together.

Increasingly, employers are using the Skills Builder Universal Framework inside their own businesses, joining up the journey of building essential skills from education into the workplace. The Skills Builder approach supports outreach to those outside the labour market, fair and transparent recruitment, and the continued development of individuals throughout their careers.

This is an area we're looking forward to growing substantially over the coming couple of years:

Thank you

As a not-for-profit organisation we depend on the support of all of our partners, funders and supporters to make the impact we want to see in the world. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support this year.