Personal Effectiveness

The key to personal effectiveness is being self-aware - able to understand your strengths and how you can capitalise on them as well as the development areas that need more work. This course will help you to identify these and implement a personal and professional development plan. There will also be an opportunity within the course to develop presentation skills.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

Learning objectives

To develop personal awareness skills so as to identify and understand your own and others' strengths and how to best utilise them personally and within a team whilst acknowledging further areas for development and growth.

By the end of this course you will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the themes, issues and skills of personal and professional effectiveness
  • Been introduced to a range of personal development skills needed to practise management effectively
  • An understanding of differing management styles
  • An understanding of the skills of coaching and their application within management
  • Developed foundation-level presentation skills.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months’ duration.
    • Courses of less than six months’ duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our three-year evening study BA/BSc/LLB degrees, as these are classified as full-time study and qualify for student visa status. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck’s part-time evening study degrees.

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Sat 07-Oct-17 10am-5pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFMN009H4CCB