Professional Skills

professional skills

Nowadays, companies want more than degree certificates and expect their employees and potential workers to demonstrate a range of soft skills. Such skills can include demonstrating mastery in leadership, self-awareness, decision
making and business planning. 

However, not all companies have robust training plans in place or are large enough to offer these courses. IH London offers a one or two-week course
looking at these essential skills that are perfect to enhance your career.

Course details

  • English level required: Minimum B1
  • Course length: 1 week 
  • Maximum class size: 10
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Lessons per week: 15 (13 hours, 45 minutes)
  • Time: 13:15-16:15
  • Start dates*: 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 20 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 23 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
  • Cost: £375.00
  • Location: London

*Please note there will be no classes on days where the course includes a bank holiday.

 Who is the course for?

This course is for those looking to develop skills, either for their own professional development goals, to enhance their CV and increase their chances of getting a new job, or a promotion.

We also work with companies to assist in their training requirements, either on the prescribed course opposite, or creating a bespoke training package for one or more of their employees.

Participants are invited to assess their own skills levels and to develop and enhance these through active engagement in their own learning process. If you are a non-native English language speaker, we recommend a B1 level to access this course. We welcome native-English speakers to this course too.

The modules are experiential and offer opportunities for self-reflection, peer and trainer feedback. Daily home readings 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: Students can elect to come for training on days 1–5, 6–10 or all of the modules, 1–10.

Module options


Day/module Soft Skills Interpersonal Skills Transferable Skills
1 Business Planning 1/2
Finance 101
Identifying opportunities
Measuring success
Self-confidence Setting learning goals
Business Strategy
2 Self-Marketing 1/2
Presentation skills
CV and pitching yourself
Listening Work ethic
3 Decision making 1/2
Critical thinking skills
Problem solving methods
Information review and analysis
Positive attitude Problem solving
4 Leadership 1/2
Managing effective teams
Goal-setting and planning
Collaboration Teamwork ability
5 Communicative Skills 1/2
Effective debating
Negotiation skills
Listening skills
Body language Evaluating learning
6 Business Planning 2/2
Strategic planning
Business case creation
Work ethic Commercial awareness
7 Self-Marketing 2/2
Applying for a role
Interview skills
Social media planning and content preparation
Networking skills
Receptiveness to feedback Listening and providing feedback
8 Decision Making 2/2
Creative thinking skills
Workplace etiquette Data analysis
9 Leadership 2/2
Managing oneself
Coaching, mentoring or directing
Creating accountability
Relationship management Time management
10 Communicative skills 2/2
Presentation skills
Showing appreciation Evaluating learning

We can also arrange any of these modules for individual or private group training.

Need more information?

Talk to our sales team to find out more about the course.