Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Life Skills

We use and develop our life skills every day. We manage money, complete household tasks and maintain relationships. Life skills help us to meet the daily demands of living in a fast-paced world.

Studying life skills helps learners to develop transferable skills that benefit them in many aspects of their lives, both at home and in school or college. Learners enhance their employability by developing their confidence in communicating with others, working as part of a team and recognising their own strengths and weaknesses.

Life skills encourage learners to become active participants in their local community. They develop self-confidence, which allows them to deal effectively with challenges such as bullying or discrimination. A qualification in life skills is about preparing learners for adult life and giving them opportunities to progress to further study or the world of work.