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PSHE KS4 Living in the Wider World

  • Raise student aspirations
  • All PSHE benchmarks covered
  • Suitable for tutor time

National Talent Awards

  • Year 12
  • Supported by marquee employers
  • Certification
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This course offers a positive vision of the future and challenges young people to be ambitious. Created by successful EdTech entrepreneur David Jaffa.  

Raise student aspirations
All PSHE benchmarks covered
11 video-based lessons
Suitable for tutor time
Futureproof Careers framework

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First lesson free

Lesson 1 of our PSHE KS4 Living in the Wider World course for schools.

PSHE KS4 Curriculum Guide

Download a PSHE KS4 Living the Wider World Curriculum Guide showing the lessons available and curriculum benchmarks covered.

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  • School Site License 
  • Up to 8 teacher logins
  • £250 per year 
  • 14 day trial period


  • 1 Teacher License 
  • £80 per year (£40 rebate if school buys) 
  • 14 day trial period



Example Work

National Talent students did superb work during lockdown. Take a look...

Student Work

Futureproof Careers framework


Our Futureproof Careers framework helps prepare young people for a changing world.




Key features are:

  • Year 12
  • Supported by marquee employers 
  • All courseware and materials provided
  • Externally moderated and accredited
  • Suitable for non-specialist teacher (current staff member)
  • Dial-in experts and surprise guests
  • Supports the Gatsby Benchmarks


39 Lessons (90-120 mins per week)

  • Character Strong
  • Portable Skills
  • Build Assets
  • Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Comprehensive Resources

  • Lesson Plans
  • Video introductions
  • Discussion questions
  • Worksheets 
  • Rubrics

Dial-in experts and surprise guests

Celebration Assembly


Opportunities with marquee employers students wouldn't otherwise get

Gatsby Benchmarks


NTA supports the Gatsby Benchmarks by challenging stereotypical thinking and raising aspirations. It is a selective program that takes ambitious young people, coaches them in workplace skills and opens doors to in internships and other opportunities with marquee companies they would not normally get. We help students identify and evidence their strengths, through a rigorous certification process.


By National Talent students



Sports website created in 40 minutes.

Miaad Gaffer, Year 12, George Green's School, London Docklands



The Futureproof Careers framework is a set of skills and character qualities that will always be needed and valued in the workplace. There are three elements: 

Portable Skills

Portable skills have value across industry boundaries and enable young people play to their strengths. 


Character means doing the right thing and the thing that’s needed when it’s hard. For example, taking responsibility for results.

Build Assets

Assets are important in all sectors of the economy. Financial knowledge is a key skill for the future. 



National Talent Academy provides cutting edge qualifications for a changing workplace. 

National Talent Academy was founded in 2020 by Cambridge graduate David Jaffa, who previously founded SAM Learning, an online learning tool for GCSE and KS3 used in hundreds of English secondary schools, and Penda Learning, an online Science and Math tool for US schools. David received the 2021 BETT Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifetime achievements in EdTech. 




Rory Graves

Rory works at Morgan Stanley and brings his skills as a certified Toastmaster to presentation skills teaching at NTA.

Maxine Jaffa

Maxine has a background in teaching and neuropsychology. Her book 'Emotion' is a collaboration with Mark Solms, Antonio Damasio and Oliver Sacks.

Thor Conklin

Thor has founded, bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses and is a peak performance consultant to several multi-millionaire entrepreneurs.

Emily Cotterill

Emily specialises in developing resources for PSHE, Citizenship and Careers and has ten years of experience teaching in inner city schools.

Dick Tomlinson

Dick is an international educational and business consultant. Developed a school for 350 developmentally disadvantaged students in North Carolina.

David Jaffa

David founded SAM Learning, an online learning tool used in hundreds of schools, and received the BETT Outstanding Achievement Award 2021.


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