Young Professionals is a dynamic English language course for students wishing to gain hands-on experience, essential skills, and insight into their future careers.

On this course, students will engage in a variety of academic and apprentice-style lessons, which are taught by a diverse team of experienced tutors with significant experience working in their chosen field. Within each chosen academic stream, students will explore and learn:

  • Key English vocabulary pertaining to their chosen field
  • Academic lessons and hands-on practical learning experiences
  • Engaging group projects that develop essential workplace skills, such as problema-solving and teamwork
  • Student-centered learning environments inside and outside the classroom
  • Study-in-action excursions, careers Q&A panels



  • Improvement in English fluency, especially in practical and career-oriented language
  • Targeted pre-university and career development and career-specific skills
  • Individualized Career Action Plan with insight from tutors and mentors
  • Hands-on experience and apprentice-style learning in chosen subject, including site visits to workplaces and laboratorios
  • Soft skill development, including leadership, teamwork, and problema-solving skills




Academic lessons

The pedagogical approach of Young Professionals is rooted in the understanding that career education, or vocational training, prepares students to have more positive and ful lling future careers. Lessons on Young Professionals combine both theoretical and applied lessons to develop academic knowledge and practical experience in their chosen career during the programme.

Students can explore different career paths whilst building strong personal skills, such as communication, teamwork, leadership, and management skills. Lessons are interactive and encourage student-centered learning, allowing students time to develop inquiry skills whilst engaging in hands-on learning from career professionals that can offer personal, professional, and educational advice to students.



Students take part in a weekly project, with a presentation evening at the end of the week in which groups display and present their work. Each week the projects are based on what the students’ study in their theory lessons. The aims of project work is to put into action what they have been learning and to encourage collaboration and communication through the completion of real-world tasks that use English with an authentic purpose. Students receive vocabulary and grammar input in the first part of the project session and are then placed into groups and provided with a project guideline.


Study-in-action Excursions

Students on the Young Professionals programme will be encouraged to take their learning outside the classroom during the weekly ‘Study in Action’ academic excursions. Students will travel to unique sites to experience bespoke learning tailored
to their academic subject and level. Study in Action excursions provide students with hands-on experience and insight into their future careers and workplaces, answering such questions as, ‘What does an engineer do every day?’ or, ‘What careers can I do with a forensic science degree?’ Study in Actions tie directly into the programme curriculum and bring education to life through guided exploration and professional development.


Careers morning

Career skills get you noticed by employers, allow you to perform a job effectively and progress in your career. In these sessions, students explore skills such as communication and networking, leadership, teamwork, interview skills and cv workshops. They will get the chance to speak to professionals in their relevant field in order to understand route to employment, working life in the sector, practical aspects of the profession and personal career paths.

Available courses:

  • Business Management
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • International Relations & Politics
  • Medicine


At a glance:


  • At d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford ( 1h15 from Heathrow airport and 2h from Gatwick airport )
  • Age range: 13 – 16 # Minimum language Level: B1 ( Intermediate )
  • 2 Sessions: ( 1 ) 11 July – 25 July ( 2 ) 25 July – 8 August, 2023
  • Accommodation is set across 2 boarding Houses ( male/ female )
  • Full-board accommodation ( packed lunch on excursion days )
  • Twin bedrooms
  • Laundry is free and available on-site


  • 25 tuition hours per week
  • Class size: 11
  • Theory and practical tuition across multiple career paths
  • 2 full-day excursions
  • Personalised report card & Certificate


Business Management

The Business Management course introduces business through hands-on and practical case studies. Students will explore the nature and scope of business as well as the role of business in local, nacional, and internacional contexts. Lessons will explore historical and present-day themes of business, including trade, economics, currencies, and new markets. Students will come to understand the forces shaping internacional business today, as well as gaining a skill set in managing (internacional) businesses into the future. Students will be encouraged to draw upon their own background and culture to create a truly global view of business and management. This course will also teach key skills for team building, leadership, and problem solving for future managers and business professionals.


Computer Science

This course introduces computer science and programming through hands-on and interactive learning. The aims of this course are to provide students with an opportunity to go beyond the basics of programming and coding and develop strong problem-solving skills and creativity whilst showcasing a wide array of professional career pathways in computer science. Students will develop a strong working knowledge of coding, hardware, and software, artifcial intelligence, and the limits of technology. In addition, practical skills such as teamwork, presentation, and critical thinking will be developed in fun and interactive projects and lessons.



Our course will guide future engineers to gain a better understanding of the engineering industry from commercial and technical perspectives. Students will understand the different areas of engineering and learn to evaluate
the social, economic, and environmental impact of engineering projects in different global contexts. Lessons will encourage the development of knowledge and understanding of a range of engineering technologies and industries and offer unique opportunities for students to apply their knowledge through project-based learning.


International Relations & Politics

The International Relations & Politics course introduces politics, diplomacy, and IR through a global and interdisciplinary lens. Students will develop strong understandings of contemporary issues in International Politics with an exploration of historical events since 1945. Students will also analyse and critique the concept of global politics and policy formation. This course will also introduce legal concepts on the international scale to encourage
a broader understanding of the nature of politics and international governance and the relationships between political ideas, institutions, and processes. This course will encourage the development of strong critical thinking and analytical skills as well as key insights into current affairs and globalization in modern society.



This course aims to introduce the field of medicine as both a scientific field and a profession. This course will prepare students for a future career in medicine by developing foundational knowledge and skills for young students. Taught by experienced industry professionals, lessons will incorporate both theoretical and practical knowledge within the field of medicine. Students will engage in subject-specific workshops whilst exploring the variety of careers and professional pathways that a medical degree can lead to, including academic Study-in-Action trips and project-based learning. Students will build on their fluency, accuracy and confidence in the English, by using language to learn whilst learning to use language.

Young Architects

The Architecture steam of Young Professionals gives students the opportunity to discover the principles and methods of architectural design. Both interior and exterior development form the building blocks of the programme including understanding of the structural aspects and components of architectural design, and the relations between architecture and engineering as a profession. Ideal for students interested in working in the architectural world of design.  

Young Executives
Business & Enterprise

By the end of the course, students should be able to evaluate business behaviour from the perspective of a range of stakeholders including owner, shareholder, manager, employee, customer, supplier, lender and government.
It is aimed for students who want to get a head start in the business world and develop their understanding of how success is built within the world of work.

Young Creatives
Digital Marketing & Communications

Ideal for students interested in working in the digital world, or pursuing a career in Marketing. 
The Digital Marketing & Communications stream of Young Professionals aims to introduce students to a career in the digital marketing industry. Through a combination of theory lessons and practical workshops, students develop a critical understanding of marketing and its relationship with media, and learn how to effectively communicate with consumers across a digital platform.

Young Engineers

Students will gain a better understanding of the engineering industry from a commercial and individual engineer’s point of view, as well as be able to apply their knowledge of its practical and technological aspects, through project based practical study of engineering design and production.
It is aimed for students interested in pursing a career in engineering including different types of engineering such as mechanical, electronic and civil. Students interested in building design and construction.

Young Medics

Through classroom tuition and laboratory work, relevant to human biology and medicine, the syllabus is designed to grow student confidence and knowledge in medical studies.
It is aimed for students interested in pursing a career in medicine or a related field such as pharmacy, or have a general interest in medicine and medical biology

Young Computer Programmers
Software Development

Young Professionals UK’s Computer Programming stream teaches students how to solve problems efficiently, think algorithmically, and learn how to develop a programming project. It is suitable for both beginner and intermediate computer programmers. Ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in the technology industry.  

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