Business in the Community’s (BITC) wants every business to play its part so that each child, particularly those facing social disadvantage, achieves in education, leading to a successful working life, thriving in business.

To achieve this BITC urges all business to consider essential skills, these are the skills we all need to thrive in education, work and life.

BITC is asking businesses to:

  • Recognise essential skills among their workforce, using the common language of the Skills Builder Universal Framework.
  • Develop essential skills in their current and future workforce using consistent language and steps from the Skills Builder Universal Framework.
  • Promote essential skills as the #skillsweneed with their partners and join our call for Government to make essential skills development part of the national curriculum, giving this equal weight alongside knowledge.

Learn more about Business in the Community’s Essential Skills campaign. 

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Case Studies

Enhancing Learning in Schools: case study anthology

This collection of BITC member case studies show how businesses have entered into long-term partnerships with schools to deliver real-world learning within the context of the national curriculum.
Case Studies

Salesforce: Enhancing Learning in Schools

This BITC member only case study profiles the initiatives undertaken by Salesforce to promote the integration of work-based learning into the curriculum.

In times of change, essential skills matter more than ever

Discussing the need for employees and employers to refocus on essential skills to ensure that we are all resilient to change.

Business Working within the Curriculum

Ask how your business can be part of a blended learning solution during lock down. Learn about the importance of business working with schools.