Youth Cabinet Life Skills
What has YCAB been doing?
In 2017, young people in MK chose Life Skills as their most important issue. Life skills are elements that are essential for young people to learn in order to be well prepared for adult life.
For this campaign YCAB has...
- Lobbied the Open University to create online courses. Unfortunately nothing has happened on that
- Researched websites (see below) that young people might find useful
- Created a summer programme of workshops that young people can sign up to
How to Survive Life - Summer Programme
There are eight different courses to choose from. You can choose which ones you want to do, for free. We just ask that if you can't make it, please let us know so that someone on the waiting list gets the opportunity. We hope that you find these courses useful. Click here (PDF, 933KB) to open the programme.
How to Survive Life- useful websites
The sections below include areas of life skills which are recognised by the British Youth Council. The lists of websites are just a starting point for you; we are not saying that these will be the most helpful or the best resources as we are not responsible for the content of these websites.
This is about the key laws, systems, customs and cultures that function within the UK. Citizenship also concerns national values and traditions, and citizenship education should meet the requirements of the UK citizenship education test.
This is about the UK political system, which includes topics such as the roles of local and national authorities, how elections work, the parliamentary system, and the structure and role of the government.
- General election 2017: Manifesto guide
- UK Parliament
- How government works
- UK General election explanation
- MP for a week game
Community cohesion & cultural awareness
This concerns living in a multicultural society: learning about and how to respect those with other cultures, religions, views or lifestyles.
- Culture and religion for a sustainable future
- Cultural Diversity: avoid Stereotypes while communicating
Further and higher education
This provides information to help you make an informed decision concerning what to do post-16. This includes choices concerning sixth form subjects, apprenticeships, work, gap years and universities.
Key things that you need to know about managing your money sensibly, including credit and debit cards, banking, loans, grants, budgeting and saving up, as well as tips to save.
This concerns living in a way that minimises damage to the environment by reducing wastage of limited natural resources.
Practical life skills
This is about different aspects of running a household and living independently, which includes skills such as cooking, sewing and childcare.
Sex and relationship education
Key things about looking after your sexual health and creating positive relationships.
- Tea and Consent
- Brook - sexual health and wellbeing for under 25s
- It gets better project - LGBT and youth
- Stonewall - acceptance without exception
- C-Card Milton Keynes
Last Updated: 27 March 2019