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SkillForce is a national education charity. Our mission is to empower children and young people to make positive choices and feel ‘comfortable in their own skin’, building confidence, resilience and good character using the skills and experience of ex-Services personnel.

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SkillForce delivers a range of innovative award programmes to children and young people aged 5-19. Our team has unrivalled experience developed over 15 years of working with primary and secondary schools to transform lives and help young people be their best.

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We partner with schools and education providers across the UK to prepare young people for their next steps in education, work or training

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Our instructors are mainly ex-service personnel who have served their country and now serve their community by acting as motivational mentors and role models to young people

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SkillForce is proud to have our commitment to Britain's Armed Forces recognised by the Ministry of Defence Silver Award.

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Primary schools

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Tailored programmes for KS2 or P6 to S1

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Secondary schools

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Tailored programmes for KS3 to KS4 or S1 to S4

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Preparing young people for jobs, traineeships or apprenticeships

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Military to Mentoring

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Helping ex-service personnel become inspirational role models<

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The SkillForce Junior Prince's Award

Our nationwide SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award, supported by our Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG KT, develops confidence and resilience as well as leadership and teamwork skills.

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“I learnt so much from being in the Army. They really drum into you the importance of resilience, leadership, courage and discipline. To be able to pass on those values and the importance of respect for others is fantastic, and a real privilege."

Alex Young, Former British Army soldier

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I just wanted to pass my skills and experience over to young people - I tell them the story that I had nothing but gained skills in the military and by working with SkillForce

Rik Corrigan, ex-Services RAF Regiment Gunner

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I now feel like I’m part of the education cog that’s helping to develop these kids into better people. What I like about the SkillForce programme is that it’s not working on the academic side of things, it’s working on life skills which I think is having a massive effect on the kids.

Chris Peacock, ex-RAF

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SkillForce has helped me improve on my knowledge and experience in working with young people. I’ve learnt so much with SkillForce; working with different age students has broadened my experience and adaptability to work with students of all ages.

Nikki Laker, Former Army Cadet Force Adult Instructor

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We have teams throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

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