Business Leadership Programme

Gain an understanding and practical experience of business in the UK and improve your business knowledge and language skills.

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Discover the world of business and become an entrepreneur

Our Business Leadership Programme is a special course for students who want to be future business leaders.

This course will develop their general and business-related language skills, give them practical knowledge from experienced business managers and entrepreneurs, and provide exciting opportunities to learn about local businesses.

Please note: Block 2 (17 – 30 July 2024) is now SOLD OUT!

Age
13 - 17
Minimum language level
Intermediate B1
Staff to student ratio
1:6
Maximum class size
14
Course length
2 weeks
Course start dates
3 July 2024; 17 July 2024; 31 July 2024
Entry requirements
Online Placement Test
Locations
Bell The Leys
Fees
£3,495

Course overview

On this course, students will:

  • Develop business-specific knowledge, language and vocabulary as well as grammar and pronunciation skills
  • Become young entrepreneurs gaining experience in running their own business
  • Improve their confidence, fluency and accuracy when communicating in English
  • Be inspired and get useful insights and feedback from real-life business managers and entrepreneurs
  • Meet new friends from across the world

LESSONS

Business skills

Lessons will focus on business-focused language skills and important ideas and methods used in business and entrepreneurship.

Students will learn and practise using business vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation skills. They will also prepare for the LinguaSkills exam, which they will take at the end of the course.

Students will also explore how to start a business in today’s competitive world, looking at topics like making a product, handling money, communicating at work, and understanding modern customers.

ACTIVITIES

Bell Business Challenge

As part of the course, students will work in groups to make a business plan and present it to a group of judges.

  • Week 1: Planning Develop a business idea by doing market research, managing money, and create an advertising campaign
  • Week 2: Implementing and evaluating Start the business, evaluate the progress, and reinvest profits
  • Presentation Teams show their project and talk about what went well and what can be improved

The team with the best product or service will win a special prize!

  • Bell business challenge: 36.5 hours
  • Other activities: 39 hours

STUDY TOURS

Gaining new life experiences

There is no better way to learn about British life and culture than to experience it for yourself. All study tours on the Young Business Leaders course are business-themed and involve visits to local businesses and relevant destinations.

On the study tours, students develop their language skills and business knowledge by:

  • Having question and answer sessions with managers and experts
  • Doing interviews and market research
  • Taking part in fact finding challenges
  • Completing activity sheets

Students will spend 5.5 days on study tours to UK destinations during their three-week programme.

  • Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:

    SURREY

    Mercedes-Benz World

    With exciting driving experiences for all ages and three floors of attractions and exhibits, Mercedes-Benz World is the perfect day for our future business leaders.

    Find out more about the history of the German car company and how it became successful around the world.

  • LONDON

    Museum of Brands

    Travel through the ‘Time Tunnel’ to learn how marketing and consumer culture have changed since Victorian times, and understand how daily life has been transformed with technologies like the railway, motor car, and aeroplane.

    This museums explores the history of marketing trends to give students useful insights into how the marketing world could evolve in the future.

  • LONDON

    The Bank of England Museum

    Step inside the Bank of England, where this fascinating museum takes you through the history of the bank since its creation in 1694 to current role as the UK’s central bank.

    You can see ancient and modern gold bars, coins and a unique collection of banknotes.

Sample timetable

You can download our sample timetable here:

Business Leadership Programme Timetable

Dates & locations

Bell The Leys

3 July - 16 July 2024
17 July - 30 July 2024
31 July - 13 August 2024

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Our course includes

Lessons, study materials and course portfolio
Residential accommodation and all meals
A full programme of educational and social activities
A full programme of study tours
Comprehensive supervision by qualified staff
Transfers to and from airport/stations between 10am and 5pm
Free WiFi
Free laundry service
Comprehensive insurance
Lessons, study materials and course portfolio
Residential accommodation and all meals
A full programme of educational and social activities
A full programme of study tours
Comprehensive supervision by qualified staff
Transfers to and from airport/stations between 10am and 5pm
Free WiFi
Free laundry service
Comprehensive insurance

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