The focus on teenagers to achieve academically has led to many life skills being sidelined, and yet the step from adolescence to adulthood is fraught with unknown situations and even more competition than ever.
These practical courses have been developed in response to the schools with which we work and are tried and tested by very exacting clients – the pupils themselves!
Most courses are booked by schools and colleges, but if you see something here which your school isn't delivering, please call us - we are happy to teach any of these courses to groups outside the educational environment.
For any student feeling the pressure of exams, this practical course teaches healthy sleep habits to minimise stress and maximise success, as well as many other anti-stress techniques.
This fun, practical course is aimed at young teenagers keen to earn extra money. It will prepare them for babysitting work and teach them how to be responsible and reliable.
This course is aimed at older teenagers embarking on their first job as a Mother's Help. They are likely to have sole care of children and need to understand how to be more professional in their approach.
Doing a season is about more than earning money and travelling. You will learn valuable, transferable life skills that employers are looking for in an increasingly competitive market. This course focusses on the wide variety of options available and the benefits of doing a season.
University is an exciting time for freshers and it brings its own specific challenges. This course will equip sixth formers with practical tips and advice for dealing with everything from house-sharing to budgeting to managing the workload - and the social life!
A CV should reflect who you are whilst emphasising your skills, qualities and qualifications. Keeping it fresh, simple and relevant are skills that come with practise but will be valuable throughout your life. This course teaches you to create a memorable and effective CV.
Using a variety of practical tasks and observation, this course develops self-awareness and latent skills to help put students at ease in an interview environment. From body language to appropriate clothing and the importance of preparation, the fundamentals of coping with interviews are covered.
The possibilities are boundless, and can be overwhelming. This thought-provoking talk outlines how a gap year can work and is a good introduction to the longer workshop Mind the Gap - and Go!
A gap year offers immense possibilities and can be a very exciting time for any student. Making the most of this time requires an understanding of the options available, how to use skills to earn money, how to balance the component parts of a gap year (earning/travelling/charity work etc) and who to contact to achieve the required results.