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Students are guided through exploring various aspects of Psychology in order to better understand and deveklop their character, with a particular focus on leadership, resilience and wellbeing.

This is linked into the establishment of life habits and the process of managing/developing their life and career. They will be expected to reflect, carry out research, evaluate options, make decisions & take action. 

Workshops include:

*Principles and values


*Habits and Mindsets

*Group dynamics and teamwork


*Goal setting





Students will be coached through a a process of self-analysis which, together with information from their journal and previous life experiences, will help them to identify areas to pursue in their work and/or leisure time in order to achieve the life balance that suits them.


 They will identify skills to be developed further and explain how they plan to develop them.


During the programme students are encouraged to use journaling and discussion sessions to reflect on and consider their values. At the end of the course will be asked to list 5 key values.


Students will explore their preferred communication style; identify 3 blocks to communication and outline 5 ways to enhance communication.

Courses within the social acumen module are specifically focused on character development and supporting the students through the process of managing/developing their lives and careers. The hope is that students will leave Quest as more confident, resilient and capable young adults, with a sense of purpose and direction. The social acumen also enables students to unlock their leadership potential, including communication and public speaking.

Curriculum Vitae


Goal Setting

Students will be assisted in writing their CV and exposed to interview techniques.




Students will outline their short, medium and long term goals, linking them to their personality preferences, interests, values, abilities and skills


This aspect of the course will involve the students providing entertainment for the other students, or guests at quest. There are a number of different avenues that can be pursued, and the students will be responsible for all aspects of the entertainment for the evening. This will include beverages and catering, through to the specific theme of the evening. Other projects might include production of short DVD - comedy and project work.




Students will learn a variety of cooking techniques, to be applied to real life situations at a top hotel. Learn the fundamental concepts of hospitality, from the decision-making process, through to the implementation of the decision. 

Public Speaking

The content of the course will be as follows:

* Establishing the students’ level of familiarity with the subject of public speaking. 
* Introduction to public speaking (based on principles of Toast Masters International) 
* Adjudication of speeches and feed back 
* Choice of an appropriate topic 
* Brainstorming ideas 
* Research 
* Identify arguments, own point of view and personal experiences 
* Layout and structure of one’s speech 
* Writing a first draft 
* Editing draft and writing of second draft 
* CV writing, interview skills, etc 
* Performance - adjudicated by co-participants

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