Make your mark on the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework!

Jasmin Silver

Would you like to know how other teachers approach the development of life skills or competencies in their students? Take part in our short survey to help us shape the future of the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework. Once complete, we will share with you our research into this.

Cambridge Life Competencies logoWhat are we doing?

We’ve developed the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework to help teachers better understand what different life competencies really mean. It has three dimensions: a complete view of transferable skills within one system, how these skills develop across the stages of the learning journey and enough detail to guide teaching and assessment in a practical way.

We have grouped these skills into six main competencies: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Learning to Learn, Communication, Collaboration and Social Responsibilities, as well as the related area of Emotional Development.

Our framework shows how the different components of each life competency develop along the learning journey, from ‘Pre-primary’ to the ‘At Work’ stage. The Can Do Statements describe what teachers might see their students do as they develop these competencies. These will help guide teachers in what they focus on and how they evaluate their students’ progress.

Now that we have reached this stage in the framework’s development, we need to know if these Can Do Statements are appropriate for different contexts and different learners – and that’s where you come in.

What are we asking you to do now?

We would like you to review a selection of 10 Can Do Statements and tell us if they are appropriate for your students and your teaching context. If you can suggest revisions to make them better for your context, we’d love to hear those too.

You choose which competency and which learning stage you are interested in. If you would like to, you can do this more than once, choosing different competencies or learning stages each time.

You should be able to complete the survey in 5-10 minutes.

Start the survey.

Your answers will help to shape future versions of the Cambridge Life Competencies Framework and improve it for teachers and learners around the world.

At the end, you can enter your email address if you would like us to send you the results of the research when it is completed.


To learn more about our work to date and to read the competency booklets, visit

Share your ideas for a post below.
We're looking forward to hearing about it
and will be in touch once we've had a read.
0/5000 characters

Thank you for sharing your experiences.

We will take a read through your ideas and be in touch shortly.