Career Essentials

Career Essentials

Learn even more in your English language course

Expand your learning in specific subjects alongside your English language studies

 

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Career EssentialsOVERVIEW

Kaplan International offers students more than just a language; with our CAREER ESSENTIALS courses, you can expand your learning and acquire skills in specific areas alongside English language improvement.

Whether you're looking for an educational experience abroad that will help steer your next big decision in life, get a taste into a range of careers, or to keep building on your professional experience; our Career Essentials courses are the ideal solution.

These academic-based courses provide you with the perfect opportunity to improve your English, acquire industry-specific skills and build the stepping-stones required for success in your career.

Our courses are taught in English by experienced lecturers and tutors, and allow you to gain recognition for attending these academic courses with a certificate at the end of the program.

In addition you'll also gain the invaluable experience of learning a subject in English and gaining a set of more technical vocabulary.

 

The benefits of Career Essentials

  • Gain up to 2 certificates from 1 experience abroad
  • Combine learning English with career skills
  • Build a better, more varied CV or résumé
  • Gain skills in specific industries: business or marketing
  • Get more value for your money
  • Take advantage of classes taught by experts and tutors

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The Career Essentials courses

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Marketing

* Students are welcome to take either or both courses

 

Course breakdown

  • Length of course = 4 weeks
  • 21 hours per week (15 subject, 6 academic skills)
  • 2 hours of homework per day
  • Access to K+ Tools and K +eXtra online learning materials, and K+ Clubs study groups

 

Why Choose This Course?

Gain up to 2 certificates from 1 experience abroad

Combine learning English with career skills

Build a better, more varied CV or résumé

Gain skills in specific industries: business, marketing, or both

Get more value for your money

Take advantage of classes taught by experts and tutors

Modules Available

Introduction to Business course outline

  • Entrepreneurs and enterprise
  • Business environment and analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • The marketing mix
  • Stakeholders
  • Motivation
  • Leadership styles

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Introduction to Marketing course outline

  • Marketing Analysis & Strategy
  • Organisational Marketing and Buyer Behaviour
  • Market Research
  • Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
  • Creating Brand Equity
  • Social Marketing and Ethics
  • Global Marketing

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Where is the course available?

Best for students who want an unforgettable study experience in one of the world’s most famous cities

  • Make the most of central London, including designer shops, high class restaurants, trendy clubs and bars, and much more
  • We offer a comprehensive range of English courses, from general English courses to Cambridge exam preparation
  • Our school is housed in a beautiful 18thcentury building with state of the art facilities

More about London school

Best for famous sports teams and cultural highlights including the Beatles

  • Our school is only a short walk from several attractions, including the Cavern Club, the legendary venue where the Beatles used to play
  • We offer a comprehensive range of English courses, from general English courses to IELTS exam preparation
  • Excellent facilities with state of the art learning equipment and exciting, modern classrooms

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Requirements to study Career Essentials

The course is available with any minimum 2-week flexible English course.

Students who have already booked in 2016 are welcome to also study on a Careers Essentials course.

If students choose to take a Career Essentials course as part of their Intensive Academic Semester or Year course, they will study the same amount of time but, in addition to improving language skills, will be able to gain a specialized Introduction to Business or Marketing certificate.

  • Minimum age 16
  • You will need a Higher Intermediate level of English
  • These courses are available to all EU passport holders, or students on a Short-term study visa up to 6 months
  • Career Essentials, as part of an Academic Year is only available to students with an EU passport

Course Outline & Start Dates

Pick which English course you would like to take

Courses 2016 Start Date 2017 Start Date
Intensive Academic Year (9 Months)* 4th January
26th September
3rd of January
13th February
3rd April
12th June
Intensive Academic Semester (5 or 6 months) 4th April 3rd January
13th February
13th March
3rd of April
Flexible English Any course start date at least 2 weeks prior to course start date Any course start date at least 2 weeks prior to course start date

* The Career Essentials course as part of an Academic Year is only available to students on an EU visa

Pick 1 or 2 Career Essentials courses

Module London Dates Liverpool Dates
Introduction to Business 01 Aug – 26 Aug 2016
24 April – 19 May 2017
31 Jul – 25 Aug 2017
04 Jul – 29 Jul 2016
27 March – 21 April 2017
03 Jul – 28 Jul 2017
Introduction to Marketing 04 Jul – 29 Jul 2016
27 March – 21 April 2017
03 Jul – 28 Jul 2017
01 Aug – 26 Aug 2016
24 April – 19 May 2017
31 Jul – 25 Aug 2017
”I will find the Career Essentials course very useful for my International career. I already have a master’s degree in International Business, but it will help me to learn it in English with a new vocabulary. After Kaplan, I will work in Canada as a franchising consultant.”
Dauvergne Jonathan from France
Studied in London - Covent Garden

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