Core skills

The British Council is championing six core skills to help prepare young people for life and work in a globalised economy.

By supporting teachers to develop their pedagogy in in each of the core skills, we aim to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to prosper in a globalised society.


The skills were developed by experienced education professionals, and are based on extensive research.


Face-to-face and online courses are available to help teachers and school leaders introduce the core skills to their students and to embed the skills within the curriculum.


Global themes

Our global themes can provide guidance for your classroom projects.

Online and face to face courses

Our range of professional development courses offer new pedagogy to implement in the classroom.

Classroom resources

Our free classroom resources can help you plan projects and lessons.