About Life Skills Education Charity

2020 marked 25 years and over 10 derivations of our Life Skills Primary programme in the UK, delivered to over 400,000 students

A Little History 
Behind Life Skills 
Education Charity

Andre Camillieri
Chair of Trustees

We are Life Skills Education Charity. We help young people manage risk.

Originally brought to Mansfield in 1995 under license from DARE America, over 10 versions of our Life Skills Primary programme have been delivered to nearly 400,000 young people throughout the UK.  Life Skills Education Charity believe that all young people deserve the right to lead safe and healthy lives and achieve their potential.  We do this by providing evidence-based, professional resources to schools, local authorities and community groups.

Since 1995 there have been over 10 iterations / re-designs of the primary programme (now Life Skills Primary) as well as the creation of 2 secondary programmes and the Life Skills Game.  Our development team have also worked on external resources such as On Track and Keep On Track in collaboration with local business as well as the Police and Local Authorities within Nottingham.

2018 saw the publication of the first independent, randomised control sampled evaluation of a UK based Life Skills programme, a combined effort by Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities involving 60 schools and over 1500 young people.  It showed that the work that we do has a statistically proven positive impact on our learning outcomes.

Senior Management Team

Peter Moyes
Stuart Longcroft
Director of Finance and Operations
Angie Sheard
Director of HR & Products

How are Life Skills programmes Delivered?

We offer several courses that each have different methods of delivery. Needless to say, our DAaRT Officers are selected because of their unique experiences in previous roles that give them a direct link and passion to the subjects that we deliver.

Every DAaRT Officer goes through an intensive 8 day training course that culminates with delivery of a lesson in a real classroom.  Once qualified all DAaRT Officers are quality assured each term to ensure that they are delivering to the strict standards that we set out.

Our programmes use a blend of workbooks, presentations, videos, role play and Q&A to ensure that they keep young people interested and engaged.


Meet the Team

Our head office and delivery team are growing fast.

Katherine Burke
Sales Manager
Katy White
Lisa Brett
Sales & Marketing Exec.
Andy Clarke
Senior DAaRT Officer
Mike Donaghue
Senior DAaRT Officer
James Appleyard
Mentor DAaRT Officer
Janette Beale
Mentor DAaRT Officer
Natasha Davies
Mentor DAaRT Officer
Alvin Cable
DAaRT Officer
Anne Renwick
DAaRT Officer
Barry Harper
DAaRT Officer
Carina McMorran
DAaRT Officer
Carol Spencer
DAaRT Officer
Heather Bartley
DAaRT Officer
Julie O’Farrell
DAaRT Officer
Kirsty Mackintosh
DAaRT Officer
Michelle Begley
DAaRT Officer
Michelle Freeman
DAaRT Officer
Nickie Anthony
DAaRT Officer
Nicola Swithenbank
DAaRT Officer
Roz Manson
DAaRT Officer
Sara Carter
DAaRT Officer
Tina Kinsella
DAaRT Officer

Registered Address

Life Skills Eduction Centre
Chadburn House, Weightbridge Road,
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1AH

Contact Number

Our offices are open:
8am – 4pm
Mon – Fri



0300 111 3273


Registered Address: Life Skills Education Centre, Chadburn House, Weighbridge Road, Littleworth, Mansfield, NG18 1AH

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