Life Skills Training

Value Added Course on Life Skills Training


Hours of Instruction: 30 hours

Course Description

Life skills have been defined as “the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life” (WHO). ‘Adaptive’ means that a person is flexible in approach and is able to adjust in different circumstances. ‘Positive behavior’ implies that a person is forward looking and even in difficult situations, can find a ray of hope and opportunities to find solutions.

Course Objective:

  • To build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking, foster independence.
  • To help students to communicate more effectively.

Ten core Life Skills as laid down by WHO:

Sl.No Content Hours of Instruction Teaching Methodology
  Pretest 1 hour  
1 Self-Awareness 3 hours  


Participatory learning

 using 2 basic components


1. Practical activities

2. Feedback and reflections

3. Brainstorming

4. Role plays

2 Empathy 3 hours
3 Critical thinking 3 hours
4 Creative thinking 3 hours
5 Decision making 2 hour
6 Problem solving 2 hour
7 Effective communication 3 hours
8 Interpersonal relationship 3 hours
9 Coping with stress 3 hours
10 Coping with emotion 3 hours
Post test 1 hour
Total 30 hours