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Brightwings programme for 16-17 year olds

 
Why attend

To build a happy and successful life and career, you need to start developing employability skills and gaining productive experiences. Your actions and mindset in these crucial years will have a great impact on your future. 

This course will offer you the skills and insights to understand yourself, discover what you want to do, what you need to do to get there, and how to get there - and equip you to develop a practical action plan. 

With a focus on personal growth, you'll walk away armed with the insight, skills and mindset to navigate the path ahead to create a happy and successful life and career.
 

What you'll get

You will acquire the skills, mindset and insight to:

  • Discover your direction and understand your options

  • Develop self-awareness, make good decisions, set goals, and make an action plan

  • Prepare for life after school 

  • Manage your time productively to handle your increasing workload and pressure

  • Get the most out of work experience placements

  • Plan how you start building the skills and experiences for your future career

  • Learn first class study skills to achieve your full potential in exams

  • Write compelling university and scholarship applications

  • Interview confidently and convincingly

Who should attend

This course is for students who have completed their GCSEs through to students entering their final year at school.

Course curriculum: How it works

The courses run from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with two breaks and a lunch break. We cover the following topics

Crystal clear

self-awareness

You will unlock fresh, sharp insights that help you to:

  • Find your direction, set the right goals, and make an action plan

  • Be clear on who you are and how you want to be perceived

  • Deepen your empathy and emotional intelligence

  • Make good decisions

Module breakdown:

  • Self-awareness

  • Personal brand (including values, personal strengths, personal narrative)

  • Tendencies and behaviours (including cultural dimensions)

  • Decision-making

  • 360° peer-to-peer feedback

  • Self-evaluation

  • Goal-setting

Mindset geared for

growth

Your mindset drives your actions and shapes your future. You will develop:

  • Personal resilience

  • Growth mindset and adaptability

  • Curiosity

  • Positivity

Module breakdown:

  • As above

Advanced soft skills

(entrepreneurial and professional skills)

You will develop skills that will enable you to:

  • Become exceptional leaders and team players

  • Present confidently and engagingly

  • Think creatively and innovate

  • Communicate and network skilfully

  • Manage your time effectively

  • Sell, influence and tell stories that make an impact

Module breakdown:

  • Teamwork and leadership

  • Presentation skills

  • Project management

  • Creativity

  • Networking

  • Selling

  • Productivity

A map and a strategy

You will discover where you want to go, what you need to do, and how to get there. You gain skills and insights to:

  • Understand how businesses work and research what you want to do

  • Be successful in your applications

  • Start building the right set of skills and experiences for the best start in your career

Module breakdown:

  • Active career management and navigation

  • Business awareness

  • Application, cover letters and CVs

  • Interviews

The experience

Fun & Energising

We use Zoom very creatively. Participants get involved and have a lot of fun.

Engaging & Practical

Participants put things into practice. Throughout the sessions, every participant will get multiple opportunities to lead, present, and to practice and hone their new skills. They will be surprised at how much they grow.

​Personal Growth & Insight

Participants will experience a journey as they gain fresh and useful insights into themselves, push themselves out of their comfort zone, and set goals and actions to shape their future.

Supportive & Friendly

We create an environment which creates generosity and collaboration between participants as they work together to develop themselves and each other. Students leave with a network and a group of friends who will continue to support each other on their journey.

Testimonials

An immense collection of expertise, but so easy to absorb—by the end of the course, I saw a clear step up in my confidence and approach to public speaking... I met many amazing people, and made some really great friends!

Brightwings created an inspiring and innovative environment to learn in... I was able to watch, not only myself, but the whole group flourish and influence each other within the range of amusing activities that helped us grow and develop.

Brightwings created an inspiring and innovative environment to learn in... I was able to watch, not only myself, but the whole group flourish and influence each other within the range of amusing activities that helped us grow and develop.

An immense collection of expertise, but so easy to absorb—by the end of the course, I saw a clear step up in my confidence and approach to public speaking... I met many amazing people, and made some really great friends!

Jonathan, 17

Brightwings created an inspiring and innovative environment to learn in... I was able to watch, not only myself, but the whole group flourish and influence each other within the range of amusing activities that helped us grow and develop.

Isabelle, 17

The Brightwings course has made me see so many things from so many different perspectives, and has made me learn more about myself and what would be best for me in the future.

Julia, 16
Meet the faculty

BA, DPhil in Experimental Psychology (Oxon)

Co-Founder of Brightwings Education Limited

Dr Camille Koppen is passionate about helping people to bring their value to the world. She brings together a wealth of experience and expertise from academia, education and her corporate career in Management Consulting. She runs Brightwings courses in London, Europe, and South-East Asia for a range of students from secondary school students, to University of Oxford students, researchers and professors, through to change management professionals and directors at HSBC.

 

Before founding Brightwings, Camille spent a decade as a Management Consultant at Accenture, Barclays and HSBC. Through her experience working with senior leaders and large global teams, she developed a strong understanding of what organisations are looking for in their people and the skills and mindset we need to invest in to succeed.

 

Prior to that, Camille completed her DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, during which time she published 6 papers with Dr Charles Spence, and gave tutorials to Experimental Psychology undergraduates.

Course information

TIMETABLE

  • The programme runs from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. BST (UK GMT+1) each day (including short breaks and a lunch break) from Monday to Friday.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students aged between 16-17 (students who have completed their GCSEs through to students entering their final year at school - i.e. those entering Year 12 and 13).

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students will need to use Zoom (video and voice).

  • Please read our FAQ section for further details.

MATERIALS

  • The course booklet will be provided digitally (in PDF format) before the class begins. The materials should be printed beforehand so the student can take notes during the course.

  • Alternatively, the handouts can be downloaded onto a separate tablet (e.g. an iPad) and viewed from there.

EXTERNAL RESOURCES

  • Students will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard tools outlined above.