Students in Year 12 will study for a qualification from the Chartered Management Institute under a new initiative – making Adcote the only school in Shropshire to offer the award.

Adcote girls can achieve the nationally recognised CMI Level 3 award in First Line Management learning key leadership skills.

This isn’t a business course, it is work related learning. It’s about life skills and work skills that enable girls to stand out on their CVs. Everything they learn they can apply straight away within the school environment. However, all the skills we teach are essential for success in the workplace.

Adcote students will learn ‘soft skills’, including: how to organise and communicate information, identify customers, plan and allocate work, mentor progress, develop effective relationships with other team members and basic concepts of health and safety. They will be assessed via a written assignment.

In the current, fiercely competitive workplace environment students have to position themselves pro-actively in order to demonstrate transferable skills and gain an edge over the competition.

Having the CMI qualification on their CVs will demonstrate a host of core skills that cannot fail to impress university admissions officers and prospective employers.