Skills for Success course

PRACTICAL SKILLS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN THE FIELD OF YOUR CHOICE

Quick Facts

Prices

Course durationIntensive: 1 week (30 hours)
Minimum age18 years old

Recommended Language LevelMinimum B2
Dates 18 June 2018 / 25 June 2018 / 3 July 2018 / 10 July 2018 / To be confirmed

Centre Duke’s Road


Price:

Intensive course + Internship package : £750

* £100 non refundable deposit to confirm the booking

 

Bridge the gap between university and employment from theory-based education to developing practical skills essential for success in the field of your choice.

Join us in this intensive programme for students and young professionals seeking to stand out in a competitive job market.

The Skills for Success course targets the five crucial skills identified by employers as essential for career advancement. Language Link has developed a unique methodology combining both interactive learning and practical simulations in which students take part in real-life scenarios. 

COURSE CONTENT

Job Application and Business Etiquette

  • Improve your interview performance
  • Learn best practices for CV writing
  • Write an impressive cover letter

Negotiation and Communication

  • Understand different communication styles (including your own)
  • Gain top tips on negotiating for results
  • Focus on body language
  • Learn best practices for written and oral communication

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Identify problems
  • Generate solutions
  • Improve decision making and calculating risks

Public Speaking

  • Understand different types of public speaking
  • Improve presentation skills
  • Learn to respond to your audience

Branding Yourself

  • Present yourself to different audiences
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Build social awareness through networking

Internship

  • 4-week internship
  • Internship sectors: Business, Marketing, Charity (NGO), Hospitality, Fashion, Sales

SCHEDULE

To be confirmed

PRICE

£750* (price includes 1 week course + 4 week Internship).

APRIL OFFER: Course + Internship = £500*

*£100 of non-refundable deposit will need to be paid within 7 days since booking. The other amount should be paid before the course starts.

FAQS

Do I need to do my internship straight away after I complete the course?

No, we understand that you may not be able to take time out of your schedule to do the course and the internship consecutively. Therefore, we will organize the internship for whenever you are available (can be several months after course completion).

How long is the internship for?

Most companies require a minimum of four weeks.
However, we try to accomodate students if they want shorter or longer periods.

What level of English is required?

Due to the complexity and depth of the material as well as the requirements of companies offering internships, we ask for a B2/Upper Intermediate level of English.
As described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) this level applies to independent language users who are able to interact with native speakers in a relatively fluent and spontaneous way with little effort. They are also able to articulate complex ideas and various points of view in clear and detailed text.
If you do not feel comfortable that you are at this level, you are welcome to take one of our General English courses to improve your language skills and subsequently take the Skills for Success course.
If you are unsure of what your level is, please contact us and we will arrange an online assessment for you.

Will I be paid during my internship?

Although this has occasionally been arranged, the majority of the companies we work with do not offer paid internships.

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