For students 16-21 years old
The practice-based learning course seeks to unlock your entrepreneurial and leadership skills and make you more work-ready. You will gain a greater understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship and leadership, and get equipped with the tools and mechanisms that will help you to cope with all aspects of leading and managing the innovation process - from identifying problems to applying solutions in practice.
The course comprises these units:
Our ‘Five-Step Practical Creativity Framework’, a step-by-step approach to being creative in real life, helps you to strengthen your problem solving skill. You will practice how to:
Upon completion of this course, you will receive our certificate which will qualify you to join our Creative Workforce Placement programme that aims to place our students into paid internships at leading organisations.
To enrol, you will have to do a simple assessment test online. Our Online Learning Help Center can help you to make the most of your online learning experience at MASK.
Modern organisations seek employees that are creative. For example, the Members of the Confederation of British Industry reported that “first and foremost” they seek creative employees. ('Education and Skills' survey, Confederation of British Industry, 2016). "Only five hours of creativity training given to unemployed youth increase their employability rate fivefold," said the authority on creativity Dr Edward De Bono (De Bono, 'Why so stupid?' book, Blackhall, 2003).
Nine out of ten start-ups fail. Poor problem-solving skill, which relies on creativity, is one of the key reasons for this lack of success (E. Griffin, “Why startups fail,” Fortune Magazine, September 2014 4 IBM CEO survey, 2010). By doing this course you will strengthen your problem solving skill.
Creativity is the most important leadership quality, according to 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries surveyed by IBM (IBM, CEO survey, 2010). The old “command and control” leadership style has given way to the leadership that knows how to spark creativity and inspire innovation. By doing this course, you will learn how to lead in the 21 century.
CEL is delivered online
Starting date: 16 September 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Targeted age: 16-21 years old
Places are limited