The Skills Builder Universal Framework is the world’s leading tool for measuring and building essential skills. It breaks the 8 essential skills down into a sequence of steps, starting with absolute beginner through to mastery.
It's completely open source, and backed by years of research. Developed with leading businesses, academics and educators, it consolidates the array of different frameworks into something comprehensive and practical.
It's truly universal. That’s why it’s used by over 850 employers, schools and social impact organisations across the globe.
Essential skills are highly transferrable, they support us to do any job, anywhere.
Those with stronger essential skills have been shown to enjoy greater life satisfaction and can earn up to 12% more than their peers.
On a national level, having a more skilled workforce can also result in greater productivity, and can ultimately contribute to a stronger economy overall.
The Skills Builder Universal Framework can be used by, and for, anyone.
It’s used by educators to build employability skills in their students, by companies to support career progression in their staff, by Impact Organisations and Community Schemes, and by individuals to develop their skills throughout life.
Each skill is broken into sixteen steps across four main stages. Based on the individuals' current skill level, you can start at any of these stages or choose a specific step to focus on.