What are skills?

Skills are the ability to do something well.

People can possess many different types of skills. For example, they could have an expertise in sport, coding, public speaking, music, speaking more than one language, art or dance.

Petal diagram of skills; Art or dance, Sport, Coding, Public Speaking, Music, Speaking more than one language.

Skills can be developed and improved. The Welsh Baccalaureate focuses on seven key skills, and the challenges have been designed to provide opportunities to practise these skills and improve them.

The seven skills are:

What is personal effectiveness?

Personal effectiveness concerns how well you know yourself. By understanding your strengths and weaknesses, you can manage and improve your own behaviour and performance. This can be done both individually and in group situations.