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



  • Students with at least an intermediate level of English looking to improve their ability via a challenging context
  • Students looking for an insight into future career paths in an English-speaking environment
  • Students looking to gain a deeper understanding into the theory and practice in a specific career field



  • 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 Studies

Students will learn from highly experienced tutor practitioners who will share their personal insights into the industry, as well as deliver the theoretical and practical components of the course through a tutorial approach.
The pedagogical approach of Young Professionals is rooted in the understanding that career education, or vocational training, prepares students to have more positive and fulfilling 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.


Capstone Industry Project

Students from related fields of study will come together to complete an interdisciplinary project based on a real-life problem-solving situation. This project is externally assessed and certified and provides an opportunity to work with industry professionals and can support a student’s university application.


Study-in-action Workshops

The study-in-action workshops are off-site activities that provide a unique opportunity for students to extend and broaden their academic experience through linked subject specific career-related workshops delivered by industry leading providers.


Activities & Excursions

The Activity and Excursion component provides the students with the opportunity to socialise with other international students, and visit places of interest within the UK that can help develop their cultural appreciation.

Available courses:

  • Aspiring AI & Computer Scientist
  • Aspiring Architect
  • Aspiring Engineer
  • Aspiring Business Entrepreneur
  • Aspiring Medic
  • Aspiring Visual & Graphic Artist


At a glance:


  • At d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford ( 1h15 from Heathrow airport and 2h from Gatwick airport )
  • Age range: 13 – 17 # Minimum language Level: B1 ( Intermediate )
  • 2 Sessions 2024 : ( 1 ) 9 July – 23 July ( 2 ) 23 July – 6 August
  • Accommodation is set across 2 boarding Houses ( male/ female )
  • Full-board accommodation ( packed lunch on excursion days )
  • Single and twin bedrooms with shared bathrooms ( some en-suite 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


Aspiring AI & Computer Science

The course is intended to provide a comprehensive foundation in both artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science. Students will gain a solid understanding of AI concepts and techniques, as well as develop essential programming and problem-solving skills necessary for building intelligent systems.

The course will foster creativity and innovation by encouraging students to explore and develop their own AI projects.


Aspiring Architect

This course introduces the history of architecture, architectural concepts and design methods through practical demonstrations and exercises.
The course introduces techniques for conceptualising, analysing and defining surroundings through the eye of an architect. Students are encouraged to explore, document and understand their surroundings as a context for practicing the use of drawing techniques considering the prominence of the city within contemporary creative practice.
This course is ideal for students who are interested in art, design, urban planning, and sustainable development.


Aspiring Engineer

This course will guide aspiring 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 projects in different global contexts. Possible topics areas for each week may include: the principles of design, planning and prototyping, sustainable engineering and the varying roles of the Aspiring Engineer.


Aspiring Business Entrepreneur

In this course, we will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to unleash your inner innovator and become a successful business entrepreneur. Throughout the course, you will explore various aspects of starting and running a business, including idea generation, market research, business planning, marketing strategies, financial management, and problem-solving. Engaging discussions, case studies, and real-world examples will deepen your understanding of entrepreneurship, while hands-on activities and group projects will allow you to apply your learning in practical scenarios. By the end of this course,you will have the confidence and tools to transform your creative ideas into viable businesses and make a positive impact in the world.


Aspiring Medic

This course aims to introduce the field of medicine as both a scientific field and profession. Taught by experienced industry professionals, lessons will incorporate both theoretical and practical knowledge within the field of medicine. The areas of medicine and medical biology to be studied will be chosen from optional subjects and course content will be delivered from areas that can include anatomy and humane dissection, DNA research,ethical issues, and more


Aspiring Visual & Graphic Artist 

The course aims to provide a strong foundation in visual and graphic arts by exploring fundamental concepts, techniques, and tools.Through hands-on activities and practical exercises, students will develop their artistic skills and creativity while gaining a deeper understanding of various visual and graphic art forms.

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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