Soft skills often refer to how you manage yourself with other people and describe your attitude and behaviors.

They describe your capability regarding how you connect with others on a personal level or while at work to help ‘get the job done’. Other names they are known by are ‘people skills’, ‘transferable skills’ or even ‘emotional intelligence’

Soft Skill Training Importance


Developing skills for work and career planning can be confusing for many people and students need help through this critical journey.

There is a gap between how prepared recent college graduates think they are, and how prepared employers find them to be. The preparedness gap in many soft skills is extremely large.

College graduates and employers agree that soft skills are important for workplace success and a certificate course in soft skills training would be beneficial for college students.

Gaining a good academic qualification is a starting point however students also need to consider the value they can add to a potential employee by making themselves truly indispensable.

Training helps individuals to know, understand and practice one or more of those skills identified as ‘soft’ – human or non-technical. When an employer is building a job profile for a role in their organization or business they will identify the qualifications, experience and technical or job-specific skills they want from an individual as well as identifying the soft skills that are necessary for the role. This combination makes up the employability skills set.

Soft skills can be less tangible than job-specific skills but may measure, for example, behaviors’ expected within the organization or a specific role and can describe both positive and/or negative behaviors’.

Training Benefits

Comprehensive course modules to make students Prepare for the world beyond study

Explore what your skills and strengths are which will enable you to articulate the value you can add to a future employer.
Learn about the natural role you play in a team allowing you to play to your strengths in the work environment.
Build your 5 year career plan so that you are ready for all eventualities and make sure you achieve your ambition.

Team Work


Being able to demonstrate the role you play in a team situation is really important. Being able to identify it and then articulate it is critical. We all have different skills and strengths and these naturally come out during team working. Being able to identify what you can contribute and over time, what others working with you can contribute is really helpful for work. Knowing the special contributions you can make to a team is a vital piece of self-awareness.

Relationship Building & Networking


Having the ability to build genuine meaningful relationships with individuals is a real skill that requires consistent attention. Being able to develop a professional network is a skill that is often missed by inexperienced people. Building relationships and networking are about reciprocity – helping one another.

Communication Skills


Having the ability to build genuine meaningful relationships with individuals is a real skill that requires consistent attention. Being able to develop a professional network is a skill that is often missed by inexperienced people. Building relationships and networking are about reciprocity – helping one another.

Leadership Skills


Having the ability to demonstrate your personal leadership capability is useful for most roles whether your intention is to become a people manager or not. A good leader shows compassion, confidence and character. Leadership is about relationships with others.

Decision Making


Being able to weigh up the pros and cons in a given situation and make a decision based on the facts you are presented with is useful … being prepared to do the same when there are holes in the information you have is difficult. Making the wrong decision sometimes helps us learn. Balancing information and risk is important here.

Problem Solving


Having a process that allows you to problem solve is a skill many employers look for. Someone who has the ability to analyse a situation and come up with strategies to overcome a ‘problem’ is a very valuable person to have in a team.

Self Motivation


If you are self- motivated and can get on with doing the job because of the reward you may receive from it, whether you are being watched or not, is good. So too is having a positive mental attitude towards self -improvement.

Time Management


Being able to prioritise and manage the amount of time required to do a job is a useful skill to demonstrate. It involves planning, organising and contingency planning as well as understanding how others work and behave.