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What are personal skills?

In a nutshell, 'personal skills' refer to those skills relating to how you express yourself and do things on a day-to-day basis, at expected levels of high competence and proficiency.

Why do you need good personal skills? 

One of the main aspects of personal skills is that they are solely based on a problem-solving approach, meaning that they can help people to tackle problems more efficiently. 

Similarly, personal skills also enhance the lives of individuals, improve employability in a changing labour market and develop the skills that the economy and employers need. 

What are personal skills courses? 

Personal skills courses offered through our website provide a comprehensive overview of several key areas which will enhance both your personal as well as communicative skills, providing you with all the abilities needed to make a good impression and succeed. 

Throughout, you will also get the opportunity to work on individual assignments, as well as take part in group work and discussions, during which key aspects of all three areas will be covered. The ultimate aim of this approach is to provide you with a more shared idea on the subject, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to give and receive valuable feedback. 

When it comes to the final grades, formal assessments in the form of multiple-choice questions will be carried out in order to apply what you would have learned and confirm your new-found knowledge.

Why should you take up a personal skills course?

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your overall personal skills, then this is the right time to do so! Signing up to one of these courses will not simply help you improve these said skills, but will also provide you with an internationally recognised Functional Skills course-completion certificate which will surely help you along the way.

You should most definitely consider taking up one of these courses if you:

  • Want to work in areas that require human contact
  • Need help to improve your overall communicative skills
  • Want to enhance your social skills
  • Are aiming to change jobs
  • Preparing for a University degree or higher certification
  • Want to build your overall confidence when it comes to dealing with people

What and how will you learn throughout these courses?

Applying to one of these fundamental skills courses comes with numerous benefits that will undoubtedly enhance your personal skills, together with your overall confidence. Through meticulous individual attention and guidance as well as plenty of practical experience, tutors will help you to familiarise yourself well with the subject, become more comfortable, and improve your work through feedback and constructive criticism, allowing your skills to prosper. Some of the areas that will be covered include: 

  • Developing Self-Awareness
  • Managing Stress and Well-Being
  • Solving Problems (Analytically and Creatively)

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Increase personal awareness of your sensitive line, emotional intelligence, personal values, and moral maturity
  • Eliminate stressors
  • Develop resiliency
  • Cope with stress in the short term
  • Enhance personal well-being
  • Increase proficiency in analytical problem solving
  • Recognise personal conceptual blocks
  • Enhance creativity by overcoming conceptual blocks
  • Foster innovation among others

What study options are available for personal skills courses?

Personal skills courses can be found all over the UK. You can either study in a classroom at a college or university, or you can choose to study online - whichever suits you best.


A classroom course will take place at a designed time and location. This is a great option for the individual who wants to take training into their own hands or a small business who just needs to have a few employees trained.


Online training is an option for those who favor flexibility. Individuals can participate in the course at their own pace and on their own time.

From introductory courses to more advanced programmes, you will find anything you might need that ideally suits you!

How much does a personal skills course cost?

Fees for these courses differ greatly, so you shouldn't hesitate to sign up, even if you are on a limited budget − we have a course at any price point!

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