"This was a real bonus to our intern programme. The learning is well-structured with measurable outcomes. I'd like to do the course myself to be honest!"

Lucy Sparks, HR Associate, Ares Management

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Learners complete this course and gain:

  • A wealth of perspectives on the key behaviours which underpin effective communication, leadership, problem-solving, adaptability, and enterprise in the workplace.

  • A bespoke map of their strengths and areas for development across the skills covered

  • A personal development plan designed to enable each individual to bring greater focus and ownership to their long-term professional development

"This was very helpful. Specifically, It's enabled me to think about my strengths and areas for development. For instance, I now have a greater understanding of what 'adaptability' is, where I can see it in others, and what questions to focus on to improve it. Other programmes I have done require you to make specific goals that don't always leave room for growth and change. With this programme, I feel there is a balance of both and I have a lot of SMART goals that I can start working on now."

Albertina, 20

Core 21st Century Skills Covered:

  • Communication

  • Problem-Solving

  • Leadership

  • Adaptability

  • Self-Management

  • Entrepreneurship

"A very informative experience that allowed me to put the skills learnt directly into practice. More importantly, it helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses, whilst providing several tangible mechanisms to improve and grow."

Warsame, 24

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Welcome to the Programme!

    • How to use this course

    • Intro to Your Instructor

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Communication Skills

    • Chapter intro

    • Session Intro reading

    • Edge Skills - Session 1: Communication

    • Scenario questions

    • Extension Resources

    • Introducing Your Strengths Profile and Professional Development Plan

    • How to Complete Your Strengths Profile

    • Access Your Strengths Profile

    • Communication Skills Reflection

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Leadership

    • Chapter intro

    • Session intro Reading

    • Edge Skills - Session 2: Leadership

    • Leadership quiz

    • Skills reflection

    • Extension resources

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Problem Solving

    • Chapter intro

    • Session intro reading

    • Edge Skills - Session 3: Problem Solving

    • Problem Solving quiz

    • Extension Resources

    • Skills reflection

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Adaptability

    • Chapter Intro

    • Edge Skills - Session 4: Adaptability

    • Extension Resources

    • Skills reflection

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Entrepreneurship

    • Chapter Intro

    • Intro reading

    • Edge Skills - Session 5: Entrepreneurship

    • Extension Resources

    • Reflection task: General Measure of Enterprising Tendency

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Gaining an Edge with Your Professional Development

    • Complete Your Strengths Profile: Character Strengths

    • Access & Complete Your Professional Development Plan

    • Course Outro

    • Before you go...

    • Bonus Resource! How to create opportunities with LinkedIn (+ LinkedIn Profile Essentials & Templates)

    • How to create opportunities with LinkedIn - slides & extension links

"This serves as a great foundation for being able to understand what skills are important within the workplace and why they are important. Crucially, the experience allowed me to come to positive conclusions about my strengths that I previously would never have considered before. An example of this is that before the programme, I would not have considered myself entrepreneurial - but now I understand my entrepreneurial traits and how to put them into practice."

Seb, 22

Accessible from any device anytime

Learners complete on their own schedule via a self-directed curriculum of:

  • Short, thought-provoking readings

  • Bitesize animations and videos

  • Confidence-inspiring quizzes and reflection tasks

"This programme provides time for you to be introspective about your best qualities and how you can use them to your advantage at work. I particularly enjoyed learning about the different aspects of effective problem-solving."

Daniel, 22

Group enrolments and bespoke packages are available to employers, universities, secondary schools, and other organisations enriching young people’s personal and professional development.

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