To achieve Step 8, individuals will show that they can set goals, and then be able to secure the right resources to meet them.
In the previous step, individuals focused on how to set goals, ordering and prioritising tasks to achieve them. This step expands on that, by introducing the idea of having the right resources to complete tasks.
The building blocks of this step are learning:
To teach this step:
This step can be reinforced in the classroom by encouraging learners to set their own goals and make plans to achieve them. This might be linked to learning goals, completing projects or broader activities. For older learners, this might be related to qualifications or college and university applications.
This step can be assessed through an extended project or challenge where learners are responsible for creating a plan to achieve a goal. If an extended project is not possible, then a shorter planning activity might be sufficient.
This step is relevant to individuals who can help themselves to succeed by making plans to achieve goals.
To build this step in the work environment, managers could:
There are plenty of opportunities for building this skill in the workplace:
For those already employed, this step is best assessed through a discussion and observation. For instance:
During the recruitment process, this step could be assessed for by:
We work with a wide range of organisations, who use the Skills Builder approach in lots of different settings – from youth clubs, to STEM organisations, to careers and employability providers.
We have a lot of materials available to support you to use the Skills Builder Universal Framework with the individuals you work with, including:
We also do a lot of work with organisations who join the Skills Builder Partnership to build the Universal Framework into their work and impact measurement systems. You can find out a lot more using the links below.
As an individual, you might be thinking about how best to support your own essential skills. The good news is that there is lots that you can do that will have a big impact, including:
We’ve developed a whole series of tools and resources to help you to build these skills, including:
As a parent or carer, you might be thinking about how best to support your children to build their essential skills. The good news is that there is lots that you can do that will have a big impact, including:
We’ve developed a whole series of tools and resources to help parents to build these skills, including:
There is also content for older children and young people, including short activities and reflections that they can complete alone, or with you.