This is an ideal programme for those who wish to improve their work skills in order to obtain a job or to advance in their training or workplace.

The programme leads to a BTEC in WorkSkills Plus, an internationally-recognised vocational qualification at Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It is designed and accredited by Edexcel, the leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications.

This BTEC qualification makes a wonderful addition to your CV and is approved by the UKBA for non-EU and EU students.

The programme consists of two stages:

1. Study Period

You will study for a minimum of 15 hours per week

The course consists of individual units including:

  • Negotiation Skills and Persuasion in the Workplace
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Effectiveness at Work
  • Personal Skills for Leadership
  • Learning from Work Placement
  • English language and examination preparation skills

If you would like to stay with a homestay during your study period, we will be happy to arrange this for you.

2. Work Placement Period

  • You can put into practice the skills you developed in class.
  • During your work placement, you will be monitored and given guidance.
  • Assignments given during your placement will give you an opportunity to reflect on your experience and to re-evaluate your own work skills.

Assignments may include presentations, reports, role-plays, research, etc. during your studies, as well as a practical assignment during your work placement. All assignments are internally assessed, and once you have obtained the required number of credits, you will be awarded a BTEC in WorkSkills Plus Level 3 qualification (award or certificate).

What types of work experience can I take?

Hospitality & Healthcare: students with relevant experience in the hospitality or healthcare sectors will take a paid placement (UK minimum wage) as part of their course.

Vocational: Students who choose experience in for example Marketing, Fashion, Finance, Law, Business, etc. will take an unpaid work placement.

Quick Facts

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Tuition: 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 or 30 hours per week
  • Start Date: any Monday (ongoing enrolment)
  • Level: intermediate to proficiency (B1 to C2)
  • Ideal For: students who want practical experience in a UK-based company and a BTEC Level 3 qualification

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