How can you use your SkillsFuture Credit to propel your career forward? Whatever stage you are at – you might be a recent graduate, or ready for a change of profession – upskilling can give you both the edge and the confidence you need to take the next step.
Even, or perhaps especially, if you’re not quite sure what you want to do, learning something new will help you to finetune your interests and your goals. Business communication courses are an excellent way to master skills that are highly prized in any line of work, with holistic benefits for your personal development, too.
The British Council provides an extensive range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible business courses. Hone your ability to express yourself clearly and persuasively in writing, in presentations, and in specific situations like negotiations. Here are four of our most popular courses to help you communicate confidently, network professionally, and write accurately.
Business Writing Skills
Never underestimate the power of good written communication at work. A well-crafted piece of writing will allow you to get your message across effectively and will show your employer that you have ability. In this course, you will learn how to produce complete, clear, concise and coherent business documents that achieve your objectives. Through feedback and interactive activities, you’ll also explore how to build rapport with your readers through appropriate use of language and formality.
Email Writing Skills
Do you often find yourself spending far longer composing an email than you’d like to? You’re not alone. Striking the right tone in an email can be tricky, and if you’re like many other people, it can end up eating into your working day. If you’d like to feel better equipped to manage your inbox, foster good relationships, boost your productivity and write your messages with ease, this course is ideal for you.
Whether it’s securing resources for your team, agreeing a good deal with a supplier, or discussing your salary, negotiations are something we all have to do from time to time. This workshop will train you to negotiate in a way that is positive and collaborative, so that both sides are happy with the final outcome. It’s a fascinating and hugely useful approach that can have a significant impact on your career advancement.
Do you avoid giving presentations? Presentation anxiety is extremely common, but by learning some key techniques, like projecting confidence, you’ll be surprised by how different the experience can be – you may even enjoy it! This course will also be beneficial to those who are quite comfortable with public speaking but would like to make a better audience connection. Using practice and detailed feedback, you’ll learn to plan and deliver more targeted and engaging presentations that achieve your goals.
Would you like to explore more courses? Visit our SkillsFuture Credit-eligible business communication courses page to view the full list of communication skills areas taught by our highly qualified and expert teachers. Sign up today.