Skills Builder

The Skills Builder Partnership brings together over 800 schools, colleges, employers and organisations around a common approach to building eight essential skills. A number of Northumberland schools are already involved.

The approach is underpinned by a rigorous progression framework, which breakdown skills like Teamwork, Listening and Problem Solving into teachable steps. The Accelerator is the flagship programme for schools and colleges, and applications for 21-22 programme places is open. There are a limited number of funded programme places, and funding is allocated in 3 rounds.

Developed with 200+ leading organisations, the Accelerator includes training and support for the Skills Leader, tools and resources for teaching colleagues, and real impact for students. Skills Builder work with you to develop and implement a complete strategy for teaching essential skills in your institution. In 2020, the Accelerator included 420 leading schools, colleges and alternative settings.

You can find out more and apply online at, plus there will be regular information webinars where you can preview resources and ask questions. Programme places and associated funding is limited. Download your prospectus and apply online at

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