Using the Toolkit At Home

If you are a parent or carer looking for resources to support your child’s learning during this uncertain time, this guidance will help you get started on using our toolkit at home.

FAQs Summary of each curriculum

FAQs

What is the Employability Skills Toolkit? The toolkit is a wide selection of free resources that can be easily accessed and downloaded for use with students. Originally created for teachers and careers professionals for use in the classroom, these resources can also be used by parents/carers to support learning whilst at home. Each lesson pack comes with a lesson plan, a facilitator guide and a presentation. All sessions are mapped to the Gatsby Benchmarks which schools in England align their careers programmes to.
What topics are covered in the toolkit?

Currently, the toolkit includes a selection of topics. These include technology, financial literacy, wellbeing and linking careers with the curriculum. We plan to add further content (including on employability skills) in the coming months. 

It also contains links to resources such as our free to access Employability Hub and interactive e-learns, which provide an insight and some hints and tips into selection/assessment tools that firms like PwC are using.

What age are the resources designed for? The toolkit sessions were created for students aged 13-18. The plans can be adapted for various situations, including for use at home if you are a parent/carer.
How much do these lessons cost? All resources available on the toolkit are completely free!
Can I teach these lessons as a parent/carer or a non-teacher?

The toolkit lessons were originally designed to be used in school as an aid for teachers and careers professionals. However, they do not require specialist knowledge to deliver.

All the lesson plans and facilitator guides are designed to be as simple to follow as they can be, so that they can be picked up and delivered with minimal preparation. As such, the resources are suitable to be used at home.

What do I need to deliver these at home? All resources for each lesson are included on the toolkit. Other resources required for the lessons are paper and pens. The facilitator guide may refer to printed handouts or worksheets. If you do not have access to a printer, consider whether you are able to create your own version.
How do I deliver these as a parent/carer?

Most of the lessons on the toolkit have a one hour duration; the lessons within the Wellbeing curriculum are only 20 minutes each. Each lesson comes with a facilitator guide, originally written for teachers/careers professionals, but should be straightforward to follow.

Each lesson is split into Introduction, Main Activity and Reflection. You are welcome to choose specific elements of each lesson that you feel would work best for your child(ren), rather than following the entire lesson plan.

As these lessons were originally designed to be delivered in a classroom setting, there may be references to group conversation or pair work. This may be an opportunity for you to have a discussion with your child(ren) around the topic or, alternatively, you may feel more comfortable missing out these parts of the lesson.

Do you have to complete the lessons in a certain order? No. You can choose to complete the lessons in whichever order works best for you.
I want to use these resources at home but my children are not within the suggested age group - can I still use them? Yes, please look through the lesson plans and use your judgement to select content or activities that would be suitable for your child(ren).
Are these lessons suitable for children with Special Educational Needs? If you would like to deliver lessons from the toolkit to students with special needs then please get in touch and we will be happy to help you adapt the lesson plans to suit the needs and ability of your child(ren).
Do I have to have knowledge of PwC or the subject matter to use the lessons? No, not at all. The lesson plans are designed to be very simple to use that require no background knowledge. All necessary information and resources are included in the facilitator guide or lesson materials.

Summary of each curriculum

Technology & Digital Skills

Overview

This curriculum aims to help provide students with the digital skills and resilience, so they can thrive in this changing and unpredictable age of technology.

Topics covered include cybersecurity, data analytics, web and app development and internet of things.

Guidance for use at home

There is a lot of content included in this curriculum, introducing different concepts and vocabulary.

Depending on their age, your child(ren) would be able to study these independently and complete the activities.

There is a lot of group discussion or sharing included in these lessons - you may want to adapt these.

Most sessions include a video, either to introduce a topic or as a reflection at the end.

Each lesson ends with a wrap up activity - how can your child(ren) document what they have learnt?

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Financial Literacy

Overview

This curriculum aims to ensure pupils have a broad understanding of essential financial terms, products and services so they can make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources.

Guidance for use at home

There is a lot of content included in this curriculum, introducing different concepts and vocabulary.

Depending on their age, your child(ren) would be able to study these independently and complete the activities.

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Wellbeing

Overview

This curriculum aims to help students build their wellbeing and resilience, which are essential to pupils’ career success as it enables them to tackle challenging situations and remain positive in times of change and uncertainty.

Topics covered: the traits of resilient people, understanding stress and stress management, and developing empathy skills.

Guidance for use at home

There are lots of talking points throughout these lessons. You may want to work through these together, or have your child(ren) jot down their thoughts or questions for a discussion afterwards.

There is a lot of further detail and information included in the facilitator guide. The presentations are very short.

This curriculum may not be suitable for younger children - please use your judgement when deciding whether to use this curriculum with your child(ren).

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Careers in the Curriculum

Overview

These case studies focus on how curriculum subjects are relevant to our roles within PwC and in business.

They showcase a variety of role models within PwC to explain how these subjects helped them to develop important skills and knowledge which they now use in their jobs.

Guidance for use at home

These are reference materials, rather than a lesson plan.

They will be helpful in demonstrating how subjects studied at school are relevant to your career.

Could you share what you studied at school and how you use them in your adult life?

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Recruitment e-learns

Overview

Developed by PwC’s Student Recruitment Team, these e-learns cover three core aspects of our recruitment process: developing an understanding and the skills needed for applications and online testing, video interviews, and assessment centres.

They should support students in understanding recruitment tools for many application processes.

Guidance for use at home

These e-learns are intended for independent use, rather than a taught session.

Depending on your child(ren)’s age, you may wish to complete them together or discuss the content afterwards.

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Case Study Challenges***

Overview

These challenges aim to simulate some of the work that PwC does and have been designed by client-facing staff.

Students are presented with a fictional client and business challenge that they must solve. Using the resource pack provided, students need to come up with a recommendation to solve the challenge and then develop a pitch to present to the client.

Guidance for use at home

These sessions were originally intended for group work, however will also work as an independent activity.

The resource pack does not need to be printed but you do need access to it online.

Could your child(ren) present their ideas back to you at the end?

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Employability Soft Skills***

Overview

This curriculum enables students to develop key skills necessary for any working environment through fun and engaging activities.

Guidance for use at home

In development

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***content currently being developed

Anything else?

If you have any questions, we are here to help so please get in touch using the Queries and Feedback form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We would love to hear your feedback and how you’ve adapted the plans to work for your children. If you have feedback, please complete this quick form.

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