Skills for Career

Learn the English skills you need to succeed at work

Preparing you for professional progression, Skills for Career Success is the first course of its kind, new for 2020.

The course develops the confidence and skills you need to express yourself powerfully using business-focused English and is ideal if you wish to enter the workforce or advance your career at home or abroad.

Using materials from National Geographic Learning and a coursebook which has been specifically designed for BSC, students benefit from a course that combines the Skills for Success programme with our General English course.

The BSC General English course is the centre of our teaching. It is designed to improve your English communication skills in an interactive and engaging way.

Take advantage of this great new learning option and be part of the first generation of BSC's 'Skills for Success' programme.

Course facts

Start dates

Any Monday

Course duration

Minimum 2 weeks

Available in

Brighton, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Oxford, York

Course levels

Breakthrough* to Advanced (A1-C1)

*Available at all centres but only on request at Edinburgh and Oxford

Minimum age

16 years

Lesson duration

50 minutes

Lessons per week

20 lessons of General English and 10 Skills for Success elective lessons.

Can also be booked as a stand-alone afternoon elective.

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Skills for Career Success course outcomes

On completion of this course, using innovative, interesting material from our partners at National Geographic Learning and additional digital project work, you will:

  • Be better prepared to work effectively and confidently in a career setting at home or abroad.
  • Have developed and demonstrated, using English, the 21st Century Skills that are increasingly demanded by employers.
  • Have improved your teamwork, creative, presentation and critical thinking skills all while advancing your digital competency and English language ability.
  • Have created a digital record of your work with an ability to operate in English that can be shown with pride to family, friends and potential employers.
  • Have grown in confidence and feel prepared for the next step.
  • Formed new friendships with students from around the world in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Student Outcomes

"Learning English is so important for me. It's the first language in the world and I need it to develop in my career.

Coming to York to learn English was a fantastic choice for me. I've learned so much."

Mohammed, BSC York student, Qatar

Student Outcomes

"I absolutely recommend BSC Oxford. The teachers are kind, professional and motivating. The teaching is interesting and extremely effective. In addition, the school has all the facilities needed.

All these aspects played a role in making my time at BSC a valuable experience, which contributed to my education as a student and my growth as a person."

Dania, BSC Oxford student, Italy

Student Outcomes

"The teachers and other students on my first day made me feel so welcome. If you have any questions the teachers will help you, they are great.

I met a lot of people and we are a big family. I will have friends for all my life and I would like to visit them in their countries. This experience is so amazing."

Patricia, BSC Dublin 

Student Outcomes

"English allows me to build better relationships with my colleagues.

When I’m having meetings and when I’m developing new recipes English is essential to my work."

Davide from Italy became a Head Chef at the London Sheraton after studying with BSC London. Read Davide's Student Story.

Why choose Skills for Career Success with BSC?

We've developed Skills for Career Success to fully equip students with the knowledge they need for an international career.

Each week, this one-of-a-kind course gives you 20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons that focus on business skills.

You'll learn how to improve your English for presentations, problem-solving, effective workplace communication and much more. Your international career is waiting for you!