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.NoContentHours of InstructionTeaching Methodology
 Pretest1 hour 
1Self-Awareness3 hours



Participatory learning

 using 2 basic components

1. Practical activities

2. Feedback and reflections

3. Brainstorming

4. Role plays

2Empathy3 hours
3Critical thinking3 hours
4Creative thinking3 hours
5Decision making2 hour
6Problem solving2 hour
7Effective communication3 hours
8Interpersonal relationship3 hours
9Coping with stress3 hours
10Coping with emotion3 hours
 Post test1 hour
 Total30 hours