In the face of continuous, rapid economic and technological change, in today’s competitive marketplace organisations seek those who not only add value, but who have the skills to help transform their organisation. All employees, whatever their discipline, must be equipped with up to date and meaningful professional skills.Based on research, it is evident that organisations are concerned that graduates are not equipped with key employability skills to succeed in the workplace. The Professional Skills Programme, developed In 2012, is a unique, interactive, innovative and scenario based global workplace readiness programme, which addresses the concerning employability skills gaps faced by organisations and industry bodies. The ILM accredited programme, designed through close collaboration and input from leading organisations, equips students not only with key transferable professional skills, through discussion of the attributes, characteristics and behaviours required in organisations, but also explains the realities of life in the workplace. Thereby helping students to advance their career by understanding how to add value and effectiveness in their next role. The programme is based on the development of 12 key professional skills provided below:
The programme, consisting of 10 modules, with up to 32 hours of classroom learning, has been designed to supplement and complement existing institutional and corporate learning. The programme is taught in a highly participative, interactive and inspiring format, using presentations, case studies and group work, together with use of award winning video learning material. Students are encouraged to contribute vigorously, undertaking reflective review, whilst understanding how to meaningfully adopt their newly developed employability skills within the workplace. Access to additional on-line learning material is also provided via a dedicated and secure Professional Skills On-Line Resources website. The programme can be customised to meet your individual institution or organisation needs.Target AudienceThe programme has been designed specifically for current University, College, and A-Level/Higher students, including recent graduates, regardless of discipline, who want to develop their career post education.
What Students Say
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Finding Out More
To find out more about how The Professional Skills Programme can help you, either from the perspective of an educational institution, organisation or a student, we would be delighted to hear from you.
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“Graduates lack awareness and interpersonal skills
and do not understand how to work effectively in
teams, communicate and persuade - both orally and
in writing” (CMI, 2014)
“More than half of employers say they have turned down
candidates because they have lacked employability skills
and the right personalties & behaviours.” (Training Journal,
“9/10 employers state that employability skills are the
top attributes they look for when hiring” (CBI, 2016)
“Some students are over optimistic about how the skills
gained at school, college and university prepares them
for the job market” (Times Higher Education, 2015)