Welcome to
Skills Summary

Skills Summary is an easy to use online tool that measures the skills young people gain by participating in non-formal education such as youth work, volunteering and other out-of-school opportunities.

I am a young person

Skills Summary will help you assess your career skills – including communication skills and teamwork.

It will help you build a strong CV and give you the best opportunity to prepare for job interviews.

I support young people

Skills Summary will help you in your role supporting young people’s skills development and in measuring the impact of your projects and your organisation’s work.

I’m an employer

Skills Summary will help you better understand the value of non-formal education and youth work experience of your potential employees, enrich your recruitment and benefit your selection process

Core Competencies

Identify your key life skills by answering 12 short questions in each of our 12 categories

Skills Summary

Review your progress and record your experience on your personalised Profile Page


Request endorsements from your peers or mentors to support your CV preparation

Want to check it out?

Try out Skills Summary now! Click on the button below and you’ll be able to access a taster of one of the skills courses before you sign up.


Communication Skills

Communication Skills

Communication skills

Communication is all about getting information across. This can be anything from messages to thoughts, feelings or emotions.

Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal Skills

They involve being open minded and respectful to other people’s views and opinions, even if they are different from your own.



Teamwork is when a group of people work together towards the same goal. It happens everywhere in our day to day lives.

Productivity Skills

Decision Making


Decision making is choosing between two or more courses of action or between two or more solutions to a problem.

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Identifying and breaking down the problem as well as recognising other existing problems is key to finding a solution.

Organisation Skills

Organisational Skills

Organisation means planning, managing and keeping track of your time, resources and activities.

Leadership Skills



Adaptability is being flexible when things change or faced with different people or situations.



Leadership is about giving direction and providing a vision and motivation to others.



Entrepreneurship means being creative, thinking outside the box for new ideas and approaches.

Personal Skills

Drive and Resilience

Drive and resilience

Someone who has a lot of drive takes responsibility for their own work and takes on challenges even if they seem impossible at first.

Ethics and Integrity

Ethics and Integrity

A person who is ethical and has integrity is someone that always tries to be honest and responsible, even when it may be hard.

IT Skills

IT Skills

Having good IT skills means being able to understand and use the right technology for a certain task or job.

"When it's fun you don't realise you're learning these skills. Skills Summary will help you learn about yourself and what skills you have." Aaron Connolly, Swan Youth Service


Skills Summary is the result of a collaborative project between the National Youth Council of Ireland, Accenture and SpunOut.ie. It is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and recognised as a measurement tool in the Youth Employability Initiative.