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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
  • Presenting
  • Working in Teams
  • Marketing
  • 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
  • Selling
  • 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
  • Networking
  • Internships
  • 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.