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Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources, available to schools and colleges. Join up teachers under one account, unlock resources for Challenge Days and Extended Projects, and measure student progress in eight essential skills. Choose between Digital Basic or Digital Unlimited, starting from £350 per institution.
Join a cohort of 600+ 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 skill development activities

Digital Membership is an annual subscription to Skills Builder’s online tools and resources, available to primaries, secondaries, special schools and colleges. Choose between Digital Basic or Digital Unlimited, to unlock resources and measure impact.

Overview of Digital Membership options for 2022-23

The Partnership

The Skills Builder Partnership brings together 800+ education institutions, employers and leading organisations around a common approach to building eight essential skills. Central to our approach is a rigorous progression framework, a set of underlying principles and a complete suite of tools and teaching materials.

The Framework

The Skills Builder Universal Framework is the national standard for teaching essential skills. It breaks each skill into teachable steps, supporting progress for students of all ages and abilities - including those with special educational needs. The Universal Framework was developed with Skills Builder by the Careers and Enterprise Company, Gatsby Foundation, Business in the Community, EY Foundation, the CBI and CIPD.

Skills Builder Hub

Designed by teachers for teachers, the Skills Builder Hub is the online resource and assessment platform for building essential skills. There's a suite of resources aligned to every step of the Universal Framework. You'll find 300+ Short Lessons plus posters, assemblies and passports. With Digital Membership, you can choose to unlock Premium Resources like Challenge Days and Projects.

Skills Builder Benchmark

Designed to support individuals to reflect on their own essential skills, Skills Builder Benchmark is the online self-reflection tool for anyone aged 11+. The self-reflection tool supports individuals to discover the essential skills, benchmark themselves against the Universal Framework and target development by highlighting essential skill strengths and areas for development.

Skills Builder Launchpad

Designed to support individuals to build their own essential skills at every stage of life, Skills Builder Launchpad is the online resource platform for anyone aged 14+. It features interactive modules to build every step of the Universal Framework, with opportunities for real-life application and space to articulate skills through independent reflection, discussion and written records.

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 to a colleague.

Recommended programmes

OPTION 1

Digital Unlimited

£1,000 / year
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.

OPTION 2

Digital Basic with 4 Projects

£350 / year
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 teach essential skills, each focusing tightly on just 3 essential skills. Each Project answers a 'big question' and ends with an outcome, e.g. creating a cookbook to sell to parents full of family recipes!

OPTION 3

Digital Basic with 1 Challenge Day

£350 / year
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!

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.

"Provides staff with a highly usable route through teaching skills which we know are essential to all of our children's readiness for life. It has truly provided the missing piece in what we, as a school believe, a school curriculum should be." - Senior Leader, Honely High School

Recommended programmes

OPTION 1

Digital Basic with 1 Challenge Day

£350 / year
Unlock access to all 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.

OPTION 2

Digital Basic with Skills Builder Benchmark

£350 / year
Skills Builder Benchmark is an online self-assessment tool for learners aged 11+. Learners benchmark their skills against the Skills Builder Universal Framework. You can can create groups, set assessment periods and download aggregate data. This is a great way to measure progress and track how effective your employability provision is in school.

OPTION 3

Digital Unlimited

£1,000 / year
Unlock access to all 17 Challenge Days, 4 virtual work experience modules and our student self-assessment tool through Skills Builder Benchmark. Choose which resources to use based on your timetable. Challenge Days are ready-to-go and perfect for drop-down days. Some are more entrepreneurial and others based on specific industries. There are four 8-part virtual work experience modules, which you can run from the front or students can use independently. Skills Builder Benchmark is a self-assessment tool. By sharing a group code with students you are able to aggregate data and see progress. This is a great way to measure the impact of other interventions too.

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.

Recommended programmes

OPTION 1

Digital Basic with Skills Builder Benchmark

£350 / year
Skills Builder Benchmark is an online self-assessment tool for students and adults. Students can take ownership of their skill development by benchmarking their skills against the Skills Builder Universal Framework. They will get a personalised, downloadable skills report, which provides invaluable insights for CV writing and UCAS applications. You can create groups, set assessment periods and download data. Finally, students can go beyond this to build on their areas for development with Skills Builder Launchpad.

OPTION 2

Digital Unlimited

£1,000 / year
Unlock access to all 17 Challenge Days, 4 virtual work experience modules and our student self-assessment tool through Skills Builder Benchmark. Choose which resources to use based on your timetable. Challenge Days are ready-to-go and perfect for drop-down days. Some are more entrepreneurial and others based on specific industries. There are four 8-part virtual work experience modules, which you can run from the front or students can use independently. Skills Builder Benchmark is a self-assessment tool. By sharing a group code with students you are able to aggregate data and see progress. This is a great way to measure the impact of other interventions too.

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

"Students enjoyed the Challenge Days but I personally found the teaching resources very useful, particularly the Expanded Framework as it breaks the skills down [for students with SEN]" - Senior Leader, Primary special school

Recommended programmes

OPTION 1

Digital Unlimited

£1,000 / year
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 and our student self-assessment tool (Skills Builder Benchmark).

OPTION 2

Digital Basic with 4 Projects

£350 / year
Unlock access to 4 extended Projects of your choice. Projects are split into 10 1-hour sessions. There are three projects per skill step. Choose to run Projects over a week, fortnight or half term. Projects are designed to teach essential skills, each focusing tightly on 3 essential skills. Each Project answers a 'big question' and ends with an outcome, e.g. creating a cookbook to sell to parents full of family recipes!

OPTION 3

Digital Basic with 1 Challenge Day

£350 / year
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 step stages. 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.
Can I speak to someone about the programme?

We are running free information webinars where you can learn more, preview resources and ask questions to our team. See when the next one is running here. Alternatively you can email us at digitalmembership@skillsbuilder.org and we will get back to you.

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.

How much does Digital Membership cost?

Digital Unlimited costs £1000, while Digital Basic costs £350.

Can I add premium elements onto my Digital Basic subscription?

Yes, if you choose a Digital Basic subscription you can add on additional projects or work experience modules for £80 each and additional Challenge Days for £350 each. You can also add Skills Builder Benchmark for £350.

When will my programme start?

If you purchase Digital Membership before the 1st August, your programme will start in August. 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.

Where can I find out about webinars and other events I can attend?

We are running free information webinars where you can learn more, preview resources and ask questions to our team. See when the next one is running here. You may also choose to sign up to our newsletter here.

I am looking to find out about the other programmes which you run. Where would 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.