Business Development Programme & Work Placement (optional)

  • For students 18+
  • Flexible course units which meet expectations of employment providers
  • Development of skills for the workplace
  • For International students: 6-36 week course

As WorkSkills Plus currently satisfies current visa requirements it is recommended students look at our Work Experience Pages and consider taking an optional Work Placement in the UK on successful completion of their Work Skills + course.

Business Development Programme & Work Experience

PRICE (per week) 
Option 1: General English 25 hours + WorkSkills Plus + Work Placement 41 weeks £4,992
Option 2: General English 25 hours + WorkSkills Plus + Work Placement 36 weeks £4,392
Option 3: General English 15 hours + WorkSkills Plus + Work Placement 36 weeks £4,024
Option 4: General English 25 hours + WorkSkills Plus + Work Placement 27 weeks £2,976

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Introducing the WorkSkills Plus qualification in partnership with Edexcel

This course is fully accredited and is on the National Qualifications Framework. It can be taken either as a BTEC Award (6 credits); a BTEC Certificate (18 credits); and is highly valued by employers in different industries.

3 easy steps for your studies and personal development plan:

  • Step 1 English language skills improvement
  • Step 2 WorkSkills Plus BTEC units from Personal Life Skills; Sustainable Employability Skills; Work Placement Skills; and Skills for Business
  • Step 3 An optional period of work experience in a company in Britain

The WorkSkills Plus course is the most challenging and rewarding course on offer, designed to give you practical skills for the world of work and lifelong learning.

Course units include modules on CV writing, job applications in Britain, critical thinking, self-motivation, negotiation and persuasion skills, project management and entrepreneurship skills.

The aim of the WorkSkills Plus course is to develop the ‘ABC’ of employability requested by companies:
Attitude in the workplace, Behaviour in the workplace and Communication in the workplace

Workskills Plus course

This course fully complies with the new visa regulations instituted in March 2010 by British immigration authorities UKBA.

This course is designed to give users a set of functional and ’soft skills’ in preparation for the world of work, and offers an optional work experience placement at the end of the course. 

It will offer practical sessions on how to make the transition from being a student to becoming ‘work-ready’ for a placement in a British company or for future career development.

This is not abstract theory – you will be equipped at the end of a course with a well presented CV, a strategy for succeeding at interviews.

Typically ‘Personal Life skills’ tutorials will focus on:

  • career development planning or progression
  • drafting & writing the best CV possible
  • concentrating on interview techniques
  • strategies for confident presentations

‘Workskills/Employability skills’ tutorials will relate to expectations of employers:

  • good communication skills;
  • positive attitudes & behaviours at work; teamwork/ interpersonal social skills
  • problem-solving; multi-tasking
  • IT literacy
  • setting & meeting targets; work/time management

For those who complete the BTEC course – there is an Edexcel Award or Certificate – both qualifications are recognised by British employers.

For further details and terms & conditions please email us

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