Professional Skills courses in London


Boost your CV and career with skills such as leadership, self-awareness, decision making and business planning. 

Central London location

This face-to-face course takes place at our school in Covent Garden, central London. We have the top floor dedicated to our specialist language training, complete with an exclusive social lounge with stunning panoramic views across the London skyline. 

Who is this course for?

Native and non-native English speakers will benefit from this course, developing skills needed for work and your ideal career. Individuals can book on this course and we can also run the full course or any of the modules in companies.

If you are a non-native English language speaker, we recommend a B1 level to access this course. Check your English level

Course outline

Participants are invited to assess their own skills levels and to develop and enhance these through active engagement in their own learning process. The modules are experiential and offer opportunities for self-reflection, peer and trainer feedback.

Daily home reading and resources from current media will supplement classroom input and workshop-style activities via the IH Moodle platform. 

There is a strong focus on feedback and evaluation of work undertaken in the workshops. Help is offered with CV and interview practice for those actively seeking jobs and internships.

The course covers a range of essential professional skills throughout the programme. Participants can elect to come for training on days 1–5, 6–10 or all of the modules, 1–10.

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We are always happy to help you find the perfect course. Contact our team who can speak many languages.

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Professional Skills module options 

Day  Module Interpersonal skills Transferable skills
1 Business Planning

  • Finance 101
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Measuring success
Self-confidence Setting learning goals

Business strategy 

2 Self-Marketing

  • Presentation skills
  • CV and pitching yourself
Listening Work ethic
3 Decision Making

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem solving methods
  • Information review and analysis
Positive attitude Problem solving
4 Leadership

  • Managing effective teams
  • Goal-setting and planning
Collaboration Teamwork
5 Communicative Skills

  • Effective debating
  • Negotiation skills
  • Listening skills
Body language Evaluating learning
6 Business Planning (part 2)

  • Strategic planning
  • Business case creation
Work ethic Commercial awareness
7 Self-Marketing (part 2)

  • Applying for a role
  • Interview skills
  • Social media planning and content preparation
  • Networking skills
Receptiveness to feedback Listening and providing feedback
8 Decision Making (part 2)

  • Creative thinking skills
  • Reasoning
Workplace etiquette Data analysis
9 Leadership (part 2)

  • Managing oneself
  • Coaching, mentoring or directing
  • Creating accountability
Relationship management Time management
10 Communicative skills (part 2)

Presentation skills

Showing appreciation Evaluating learning
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  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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IH London Accommodation London Lodge

London Lodge

£290 per week

A beautiful guest house in Kilburn, north-west London, offering comfortable and stylish rooms with a touch of luxury. Single or twin rooms with private bathroom, cable tv, fridge, tea and coffee facilities. Lounge area to socialise, complete with piano for impromptu musical performances.

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Accommodation Homestay


From £195 per week

Live with an English-speaking host and be welcomed as if it were your own home. Practise your English over meal times and immerse yourself in British culture. Single or twin (if booked with another student) with shared or private bathroom options. Option to have breakfast and evening meals made for you.

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Accommodation The Curve

The Curve

£320* per week

Located in Whitechapel, a vibrant part of East London, close to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market. The area hosted the 2012 Olympics and has many bars, restaurants and independent shops. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, on-site supermarket, communal lounges and leisure spaces, dedicated study areas, and bike storage. The Curve is available only until August 2019.

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Chapter Kings Cross IH London accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross

£415 per week*

Close to the central King’s Cross St Pancras train station, Chapter was completely refurbished in 2017 and has great modern facilities. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, cinema room, games area with table tennis, pool table and table football, study areas, social spaces and courtyard.

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Accommodation Chapter Islington

Chapter Islington

£270* per week

A modern student residence in vibrant north London, moments from Caledonian Park and one tube stop away from King’s Cross St Pancras station. Single rooms with private bathrooms. On-site gym, cinema room, art studio, games area with karaoke, study areas, social spaces and TV lounge.

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Your home in London. We have a range of London accommodation options, including homestay with a host, one of our modern student residences or a boutique-style guest house.

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Why study with us?

We are in the top 1% of UK language schools, judged by the latest British Council inspections, and we have been named best value school in London

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