Internships, Gap Years

Career Development Programme, London

Twin’s Career Development Program is perfect for non-EU students looking to add valuable work experience and the highly-recognised ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 4 qualification to their CV.

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Overview

Twin Work & Volunteer’s Career Development Programme allows students to gain an internationally recognised, accredited UK qualification, attained through guided classroom study and practical work experience in the UK. The programme comprises of a period of intensive study and an internship, which allows students to gain comprehensive business knowledge and develop the capabilities to become a leader.

This program will prepare students for a career in business, by giving them practical experience of work in a business environment, and by teaching them valuable managerial and leadership skills. Students will develop their interpersonal skills; understand the culture and context of organisations and learn how communication impacts their leadership. The course begins with 6,10 or 16 weeks of study, depending on which version of CDP is chosen, and a work placement, sourced by one of Twin’s experienced placement advisors to match the student’s specific career goals. CDP offers students internships in a range of sectors including, marketing, engineering, finance & accounting, administration, and numerous other industry sectors. Throughout their time with Twin, students have access to Twin’s unique e-Learning platform, in which they can create individual study plans and practise English at their leisure.

Project details

  • What's included?
  • Dates & duration
  • Eligibility
  • Location
  • Project life
  • Accommodation
  • Flights & Visas
  • Insurance

What's included?

• An internship placement chosen to match a student’s career aspirations
• 6-16 weeks of Leadership and Management academic studies
• 3-8 weeks on a professional internship
• ILM Level 4 Leadership and Management qualification
• A year’s free membership to ILM with benefits including access to professional seminars, the resource centre and the learning zone
• Access to Twin’s e-Learning platform, from time of booking until 3 months after programme completion
• Twin Certificate of Achievement and Attendance (awarded upon completion of the internship)
• Information, advice and support
• Multilingual internship placement officers
• 24-hour support & emergency contacts during the internship work placement
• Half-day orientation at the Twin Training Centre
• Access to the Twin Training centre – complete with IT suite (free Wi-Fi & internet access)
• Reference from employer

What’s not included?

• Flights or train journeys
• Accommodation
• Sightseeing activities
• Insurance (for EU Applicants from outside the UK)
• Visas

Dates and duration

You can choose a programmef between 9, 16 and 24 weeks

Eligibility

• Minimum age: 18
• English level: B1 Functional English (IELTS 4.0 or equivalent)
• Tier 4/5 visa for non-EU nationals (EU nationals do not require a visa)
• High school graduate
• Application requirements: CV, motivational letter, completed application form, Skype/telephone interview

Location

Project life

Students study towards a level 4 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management. Depending on the Career Development Programme chosen, students complete between 2 and 6 modules. The business-related modules include elements such as effective communication in management; business organisations and their culture and context; business decision making; personal and professional development; critical and independent thinking as leader and professional presentations. The course is assessed by end of module assignments and is externally moderated by an ILM examiner.

Award in Leadership and Management Level 4

A programme about yourself in a management context.
Duration study programme:                6 weeks
Duration work experience:                  3 weeks
Total duration of the programme:       9 weeks

Modules

Course Content

Level

Understanding the management role to improve management performance

  • Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals
  • Understand how communication and interpersonal skills affect managerial performance in the workplace
  • Be able to assess personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance

4

Understanding the organisational culture and context

  • Understand the culture and context of the organisation
  • Understand own ability to function within organisational culture and ethical norms

4

Certificate in Leadership and Management Level 4

A programme about yourself and others in a management context.
Duration study programme:                10 weeks
Duration work experience:                  5 weeks
Total duration of the programme:       15 weeks

Modules

Course Content

Level

Understanding the management role to improve management performance

  • Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals
  • Understand how communication and interpersonal skills affect managerial performance in the workplace
  • Be able to assess personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance

4

Understanding the organisational culture and context

  • Understand the culture and context of the organisation
  • Understand own ability to function within organisational culture and ethical norms

4

Management Communication 

  • Understand the importance of effective communication in management
  • Be able to develop effective communication skills as a reflective manager

4

Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 4

A programme about yourself, others and independent thinking in a management context.
Duration study programme:                16 weeks
Duration work experience:                  8 weeks
Total duration of the programme:       24 weeks

Modules

Course Content

Level

Understanding the management role to improve management performance

  • Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals
  • Understand how communication and interpersonal skills affect managerial performance in the workplace
  • Be able to assess personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance

4

Understanding the organisational culture and context

  • Understand the culture and context of the organisation
  • Understand own ability to function within organisational culture and ethical norms

4

Management Communication 

  • Understand the importance of effective communication in management
  • Be able to develop effective communication skills as a reflective manager

4

Managing personal development

  • Understand how to identify and prioritise work-related development requirements
  • Be able to implement and evaluate planned development activities and apply learning in the workplace
    • Understand the impact of development on workplace performance

4

Developing Critical Thinking

  • Be able to critically assess own beliefs, attitudes and value systems
  • Be able to critically assess the validity of management theories in relation to own beliefs, attitudes and values

5

Making professional presentations

  • Be able to plan a professional presentation
  • Be able to deliver a professional presentation
  • Be able to evaluate own ability to make professional presentations

5

The Internship

Completing the internship is an integral part of the programme, as it allows students to develop their understanding of the professional world and apply what they have learnt during the study programme, as well as making them significantly more competitive within the job market.
Examples of sectors in which students can be placed include:

  • Marketing & sales
  • Engineering
  • Travel & tourism
  • Design & media
  • Finance & accounting
  • Insurance & law
  • PR & advertising
  • Telecommunications
  • HR & administration
  • IT & software

Twin e-Learning
Twin’s interactive e-Learning platform provides an ideal way for students to improve and practise their English around a work placement. The platform allows students to create individual study plans and easily find lessons appropriate to their level of proficiency.

Accommodation and Food

Students will also have the option to book comfortable and safe accommodation with Twin's experienced host families at an additional cost. Host families are a great way for students to immerse themselves in British culture and the English language, and hence make the most of their time in the UK. Homestay accommodation includes half board catering.


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Students can choose to undertake the study period of the Career Development Programme at either of Twin’s two British Council accredited English Centres, in London or Eastbourne. The English Centre in London offers easy access to England’s vibrant capital and its variety of sights and attractions, while Eastbourne is a picturesque UK seaside resort, providing a relaxed atmosphere for study, while still allowing excursions to London. Students carry out their internship in London.

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