LAUNCH course structure
LAUNCH comprises two courses: Introductory Capabilities (undertaken in the first year) and Applied Capabilities (covering the second and third years). Together, these two courses represent 50% of the NCH Diploma.
Introductory Capabilities (first year)
The centrepiece of the Introductory Capabilities course is a live brief provided by a real client. You present your recommendations to your client at the end of the Trinity term. This project is supported by seminars covering:
- Effective Writing
- Working in Teams
- Market Research
Applied Capabilities (second & third year)
The Applied Capabilities course is structured around two projects: the creation of a new concept and developing a website or an app for it. A number of seminars support this activity:
- Financial Literacy
- Strategy & Problem Solving
- Judgement & Decision Making
This activity is supplemented by seminars dedicated to careers activity throughout you three-year undergraduate degree. Seminars include:
- Planning Your Years at the College
- Writing a CV & Cover Letter
- Managing Social Media
- Applications & Psychometric Testing
- Face-to-Face & Video Interview Practice
- The Two-Hour Job Search
There are, also, specialist events for Law and for students wishing to apply for Master’s degrees.
You complete the LAUNCH programme with a seminar on personal finance and role-playing a range of challenging situations that can arise in the office.