More than a Qualification

In the modern world, most employers are looking for more than just a qualification. 

Yes, the qualification will make you eligible to apply for the job, but you need much more than that to be successful in most roles. 

You need 'soft skills'. Skills that are developed over time. 

At UCS, our ethos of embedding your learning in the heart of professional industry allows you to develop these skills and put you in the strongest possible position to be successful in your chosen career. 

Through specific, targetted Work Experience, we focus on the 3 key Employability Skills

  1. Interpersonal Skills

  2. Growth Mindset

  3. Reliability & Dependability


Interpersonal Skills

The skills required to work well with other people

Good Interpersonal skills allow you to work effectively as a member of a team, meet client and customer expectations, and solve problems. 

The UCS Work Experience Opportunities allow you to develop a range of Interpersonal Skills, such as: 

  • Communication Skills - Verbal, Non-Verbal, and Listening

  • Team-Working

  • Conflict resolution

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Problem solving & decision-making

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Growth Mindset

Believing and seeking to always improve

The growth mindset is key to everything we do at UCS. 

We believe that all of our staff and students should be open to new ideas and experiences. We believe that we can always get better in everything we do. 

We want you to use the unique opportunities afforded by working and learning in a professional industry environment to develop a growth mindset. Be open to new experiences and accept honest, constructive feedback to grow into the successful coaches, managers and leaders that you strive to become. 


Reliability & Dependability

Do what you say you will do

This is all about personal skills.

We believe that the unique UCS work experience opportunities allow you to develop personal traits, such as 

  • Being organised

  • Managing your time effectively

  • Being trustworthy

  • Working hard

  • Taking responsibility for your actions

  • Asking for help if you need it

  • Using your initiative