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Digital Membership

Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources, available to schools and colleges.

Choose between a subscription to Skills Builder Hub (our teaching and learning platform for educators), Skills Builder Benchmark (our self-reflection platform for learners), or a combination of the two.
Join a cohort of 500+ schools and colleges building essential skills
Access the tools and resources you need to build students’ essential skills
Track student progress and see the impact of skills development activities

Overview

There are three routes to digital membership:
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Hub

Where teachers can complete assessments and access resources

  • Recommended for: Primary, Secondary and Specialist settings
  • Prices from: £385
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Benchmark

Where students aged 11+ can reflect on their own essential skills

  • Recommended for: Secondary and College settings
  • Prices from: £385
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Hub and Benchmark

A complete approach to developing the eight essential skills

  • Recommended for: Secondary and Specialist settings
  • Prices from: £770

Programme Options

Primary Schools

Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources.
95% of Primary teachers agree that using the Projects and Challenge Days on Skills Builder has a significant positive impact on their pupils’ essential skills development. Every single Primary teacher said they would recommend the Skills Builder Hub to a colleague.
£385 / year

Hub Starter

+ 1 Challenge Day

Gain Access for 2023/24
A teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with a practical challenge.

Unlock access to 1 Challenge Day on the Hub. Challenge Days have 8 sections, 1 section per skill and can be run over one day or an extended period of time. There are Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 versions of the same challenge, so you can choose to run it ‘whole-school’ or with specific phases. Challenge Days are an opportunity for children to apply all 8 essential skills to a specific scenario, e.g. building a new society on the moon!

£385 / year

Hub Starter

+ 4 Projects

Gain Access for 2023/24
Good for providing extended projects.

Unlock access to 4 extended Projects of your choice. Projects are split into 10 1-hour sessions. There are 3 for each year group Nursery - Year 6. Choose to run Projects over a week, fortnight or half term. Projects are designed to focus tightly on just 3 essential skills. Each Project answers a ‘big question’ and ends with an outcome, e.g. creating a cookbook full of family recipes to sell to parents!

£1100 / year
A comprehensive teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with many practical challenges.

Unlock access to 24 extended Projects and 17 Challenge Days on the Hub. Projects are split into 10 1-hour sessions. There are 3 for each year group Nursery - Year 6. Choose to run Projects over a week, fortnight or half term. Challenge Days run over a single day, with Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 versions of the same challenge. Choose to run it ‘whole-school’ or with specific phases.

Secondary Schools

Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources.
100% of Secondary teachers using Challenge Days report a positive impact on their students’ essential employability skills. 95% of Careers Leaders would recommend using Skills Builder as part of a careers strategy.
£385 / year

Hub Starter

+ 1 Challenge Day

Gain Access for 2023/24
A teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with a practical challenge.

Unlock access to 1 Challenge Day of your choice, perfect for a drop-down day. Challenge Days can be used across the school with differentiated versions available for each key stage. Challenge Days have 8 sections, 1 section per skill and can be run over one day or an extended period of time. Students apply all eight essential skills in a fun challenge based around careers, industry or entrepreneurship.

£385 / year

Hub Starter

+ 4 Work Experience Modules

Gain Access for 2023/24
A teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with employability resources.

Unlock access to 4 Virtual Work Experience Modules on the Hub. A series of interactive, recorded modules where learners hear from employees and complete scenario based tasks. Each module has 8 sections each focusing on a different skill, and can be delivered either by a teacher or used independently. Students learn about the skills needed in different job roles and sectors, including construction and engineering, finance and the world of work.

£1100 / year
A comprehensive teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with many practical challenges.

Unlock access to 17 Challenge Days, 4 Virtual Work Experience Modules and 24 extended Projects on the Hub. Challenge Days can be used across the school with differentiated versions available for each key stage. Virtual Work Experience Modules can be used to enhance your careers provision as learners hear from employees and complete scenario based tasks.

£385 / year

Benchmark Starter

Gain Access for 2023/24
Can be used to develop essential skills across a key stage.
  • Student self-reflection tool
  • Downloadable skills reports
  • Admin dashboard to manage student groups, set assessment periods and view student data
  • Up to 500 students
  • Exclusive invites to webinars, workshops and events
  • Programme support from our team
£1100 / year

Benchmark Growth

Gain Access for 2023/24
Can be used to develop essential skills across an entire setting.
  • Student self-reflection tool
  • Downloadable skills reports
  • Admin dashboard to manage student groups, set assessment periods and view student data
  • 2 organisational admins to review departmental data
  • Up to 2,500 students
  • Exclusive invites to webinars, workshops and events
  • Programme support from our team
Prices start from £770 / year
A combined approach to developing essential skills.

Unlock teacher-led resources on the Hub alongside Benchmark, our student self-assessment tool. You can choose from Hub Starter or Hub Premium and Benchmark Starter or Benchmark Growth to create the ideal membership for your setting.

Colleges and further education

Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources.
100% of the teachers in the Colleges and FE settings we work with said that Skills Builder Hub and Skills Builder Benchmark are having a significant positive impact on embedding essential skills across the institution.
£880 / year

Benchmark Starter

Gain Access for 2023/24
Ideal for a pilot group of students.
  • Student self-reflection tool
  • Downloadable skills reports
  • Admin dashboard to manage student groups, set assessment periods and view student data
  • Up to 500 students
  • Exclusive invites to webinars, workshops and events
  • Programme support from our team
£3300 / year

Benchmark Growth

Gain Access for 2023/24
Can be used to develop essential skills within a department.
  • Student self-reflection tool
  • Downloadable skills reports
  • Admin dashboard to manage student groups, set assessment periods and view student data
  • 2 organisational admins to review departmental data
  • Optional integrations: embed in an iFrame
  • Up to 10,000 students
  • Exclusive invites to webinars, workshops and events
  • Programme support from our team
£5500 / year

Benchmark Premium

Gain Access for 2023/24
Can be used to develop essential skills across an entire setting.
  • Student self-reflection tool
  • Downloadable skills reports
  • Admin dashboard to manage student groups, set assessment periods and view student data
  • 10 organisational admins to review college-wide data
  • Optional integrations: embed in an iFrame, single sign on, data sharing API
  • Unlimited student numbers
  • Exclusive invites to webinars, workshops and events
  • Programme support from our team

Specialist Settings

Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources.
100% of Secondary teachers using Challenge Days report a positive impact on their students’ essential employability skills. 95% of Careers Leaders would recommend using Skills Builder as part of their careers strategy.
£385 / year

Hub Starter

+ 4 Projects

Gain Access for 2023/24
Good for providing extended projects.

Unlock access to 4 extended Projects of your choice. Projects are split into 10 1-hour sessions. Choose to run Projects over a week, fortnight or half term. Projects are designed to focus tightly on just 3 essential skills. Each Project answers a ‘big question’ and ends with an outcome, e.g. creating a cookbook full of family recipes to sell to parents!

£385 / year

Hub Starter

+ 1 Challenge Day

Gain Access for 2023/24
A teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with a practical challenge.

Unlock access to 1 Challenge Day of your choice, perfect for a drop-down day. Challenge Days can be used across the school with differentiated versions available for each key stage. Challenge Days have 8 sections, 1 section per skill and can be run over one day or an extended period of time. Students apply all eight essential skills in a fun challenge based around careers, industry or entrepreneurship.

£1100 / year
A comprehensive teacher-led approach to developing essential skills, with many practical challenges.

Unlock access to 24 extended Projects and 17 Challenge Days on the Hub. Projects are split into 10 1-hour sessions and can be run over a week, fortnight or half term. There are three projects per skill step. Challenge Days are an opportunity for learners to apply all 8 essential skills to a specific scenario e.g. building a new society on the moon! There are step-specific versions of the same challenge. You can choose to run it ‘whole-school’ or with specific phases and year groups. You will also have access to 4 virtual work experience modules.

£385 / year

Benchmark Starter

Gain Access for 2023/24
Can be used to develop essential skills across a key stage.
  • Student self-reflection tool
  • Downloadable skills reports
  • Admin dashboard to manage student groups, set assessment periods and view student data
  • Up to 500 students
  • Exclusive invites to webinars, workshops and events
  • Programme support from our team
Can I speak to someone about the programme?

Absolutely! Please register your interest at the top of the page and one of our team of qualified teachers will get in touch to discuss Digital Membership options with you. They will then be able to make a personalised recommendation to suit the needs of your setting.

Who can access Digital Membership?

Any UK school, college or specialist education can subscribe to Digital Membership. If you are outside the UK, please contact info@skillsbuilder.org to find out if you can unlock Digital Membership.

Is there any training or support included?

Digital membership comes with a half day of training and support for the main staff member running the programme in a school. This includes workshops and video calls to help you get the most from your programme, as well as regular communications from our team.

How much does Digital Membership cost?

Programme prices vary depending on the package you choose. Please navigate to the phase tabs to get recommendations for your setting.

Can I add other Premium Resources to my subscription?

If your programme has not yet started, you can add further Premium Resources such as Projects, Challenge Days or Virtual Work Experience Modules using the order form on this webpage.

If your programme is already underway, you can also choose to upgrade your Hub or Benchmark subscription by paying the difference in price. Please contact us at digitalmembership@skillsbuilder.org for more information.

When will my programme start?

Digital Memberships run from late August to late July, in line with the academic year. If you purchase Digital Membership within the academic year, your subscription will start within a week of when you submitted the order form.

What will happen at the end of the academic year?

Before your subscription renews, you will receive an email from the team laying out the options for the following academic year. You will be asked to reply to this email if you would like to make any changes to your subscription before it automatically renews.

I am looking to find out about the other programmes which you run. Where do I go?

At Skills Builder we run three main programmes for schools and colleges. These are Digital Membership, Accelerator and Accelerator Plus. You can find out more about the Accelerator here.

Interested in learning more about Digital Membership?

If you're still unsure about the options available, we'd be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have. Click on the button below to book a call.

Downloadable Resources

Challenge Days

Overview of Challenge Days

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Challenge Day Crib Sheet

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Projects

Overview of Projects

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Project Crib Sheet

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