VUSSC/Trinidad and Tobago Boot Camp/Report on Day 1

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This course addresses various components of the ‘Life Skills’ education. According to World Health Organisation (1993), Life Skills Education is also known as Skills-Based Education. It is a type of education that focuses on the development of abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.


This Life Skills course focuses on the following three (3) broad areas:

  1. Psychosocial Skills – Intra and Inter-personal;
  2. Societal Skills;
  3. Occupational and Livelihood Skills.

This will require the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values into the self and daily practice.

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Upon completion of this course, the learner shall be able to:
  • Demonstrate harmonious interpersonal relationships in society
  • Apply positive social skills
  • Think critically and apply decision-making skills
  • Assess high risk behaviors
  • Demonstrate awareness of civic rights and responsibilities
  • Utilize skills in acquiring and maintaining livelihood
  • Create financially sustainable ventures.

In achieving our objectives, 5 topics have been identified for study. Each of the topics are subdivided into sub-topics.

Baseline Student Workload

  • Certificate - 120 student learning hours
  • Each topic is therefore 5.45 learning hours

Life Skills Course Outline

  • Intrapersonal Relationship Skills - RB
    • Self Assessment
    • Values Education
    • Goal Setting and Time Management
    • Wellness and Health Care:
      • Nutrition
      • Fitness
      • Stress Management
    • Substance Use Education (Drug Education)
    • Heritage
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills - RKS
    • Relationships
    • Gender and Sex Roles
    • Human Sexuality and Sexual Health
    • Citizenship - Maintaining Good Interpersonal Relationships in the Community
    • Leadership
  • Communication - AA
    • Process, Forms and Barriers
    • The Art of Listening
    • Conflict Resolution and Anger Management
    • Public Speaking
    • Public Relations
  • Financial Life Skills - CP
    • Money Management
    • Consumerism
    • Saving and Investment
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Employability Skills - FLS
    • Job Search and Securing Employment
    • Ethics in the Workplace