Persona skillsets and life skills

Developing 22 social and emotional life skills across six skillsets

Persona skillsets and life skills

Developing 22 social and emotional life skills across six skillsets

Secondary students benefit from a structured thinking framework to help them navigate their life journey. 

At Persona Education we have identified and defined 22 important social-emotional Life Skills across six Skillsets, to help pupils manage the challenges they face as teenagers, and learn how to make better decisions and achieve positive outcomes in different situations. Our scaffolded, age appropriate curriculum helps students build the 22 life skills from age 13 to 19, boosting wellbeing and employability.

The Persona life skills support the UK Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) topics, and map to PSHE Association, Ofsted, Independent Schools Inspectorate, Cambridge iGCSE, IB Learner Profile, Skills Builder, VIA Character, AS Tracking, Gatsby, Unicef and other frameworks and benchmarks.

Six skillsets for wellbeing and employability:

Skillset 1 – Being realistic

 

  • Life skill 1 – Goal-setting: Setting myself achievable goals.
  • Life skill 2 – Stress management: Managing my stress in different situations.
  • Life skill 3 – Time management: Managing my time, so I don’t disappoint myself or others.
Skillset 1 – Being realistic

Skillset 2 – Communication

 

  • Life skill 4 – Active listening: Listening to others without interruption, showing I am taking in the information.
  • Life skill 5 – Processing information: Taking the time to consider what someone is trying to tell me.
  • Life skill 6 – Speaking formally: Speaking formally to others, eg. giving a presentation or in an interview.
  • Life skill 7 – Speaking informally: Using the correct language and tone to get myself heard.
  • Life skill 8 – Writing formally: Using appropriate language and tone when writing formally, eg. a job application.
  • Life skill 9 – Writing informally: Using appropriate language and tone when writing informally, eg. text message.
Skillset 2 – Communication

Skillset 3 – Open-mindedness

 

  • Life skill 10 – Empathy: Understanding others’ thoughts and feelings and considering their points of view.
  • Life skill 11 – Respect: Being respectful of others, regardless of any difference.
  • Life skill 12 – Willingness to change: Being willing to change my own thoughts and behaviours.
Skillset 3 – Open-mindedness

Skillset 4 – Problem solving

 

  • Life skill 13 – Conflict management: Being able to reduce conflict when there is a disagreement, for the benefit of all.
  • Life skill 14 – Creative thinking: Being able to see things in different ways to find solutions to problems.
  • Life skill 15 – Critical thinking: Being able to consider and analyse what I’ve heard, so I can make my own judgement.
  • Life skill 16 – Effective teamwork: Playing an effective role within a group, in order to achieve a common goal.
Skillset 4 – Problem solving

Skillset 5 – Resilience

 

  • Life skill 17 – Perseverance: Keeping going, on something worthwhile, even when things get hard.
  • Life skill 18 – Self-confidence: Having trust in myself, regardless of what others may think.
  • Life skill 19 – Staying positive: Maintaining a positive attitude and believing things will work out well.
Skillset 5 – Resilience

Skillset 6 – Self-control

 

  • Life skill 20 – Being adaptable: Being able to adapt my thinking and communication, to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Life skill 21 – Managing feelings: Being aware of a range of emotions, and managing how they impact me and others.
  • Life skill 22 – Self awareness: Being aware of my mix of personality styles.
Skillset 6 – Self-control

Find out more about Persona Life Skills e-learning

Persona Life Skills is our e-learning platform that uses personality insights to help students navigate their life journey, by developing life skills.