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  • Display Material: Step 0 to Step 15
    Support learners with additional needs to focus tightly on specific skill steps of Staying Positive by displaying these posters of the Skills Builder Expanded Universal Framework.
  • Short Lesson: Step 12
    In this short lesson, learners find ways to mitigate risks in a given scenario.
  • Short Lesson: Step 12
    In this short lesson, learners use a risk register in a scenario related to a digital firm.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 10 to Step 15
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Staying Positive steps 10-15, by printing this Essential Skills Passport. This resource is now a downloadable interactive PDF and can be used either in print or digitally.
  • Video: Step 0 to Step 15
    This video explores the key themes of Staying Positive - a great way to introduce the skill to your learners.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying Staying Positive skills successfully by rewarding them with this colourful certificate. This resource can either be printed out or edited digitally.
  • Display Material: Step 0 to Step 15
    Support educators and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps of Staying Positive by displaying these themed posters, including reflection questions at all steps. The posters reflect the four stages of progression in this skill. This resource can be used either in print or in its interactive version with built-in hyperlinks to the Universal Framework for essential skills.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful political party? Learners dive head first into the world of politics, learning about democracy and digital campaigning before setting up their own political party, debating policy points and holding an exciting election.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What skills are required to be successful in the world of work and employment? They take part in four professional scenarios, including a team meeting, sales pitch and product design session. The day ends with a self-reflection, during which learners write targets for the future.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful business? They research, develop, cost, market and pitch their idea for a new brand of chocolate.