LVS Advantage Programme

The LVS Advantage Programme is offered to Year 12 students and is made up of seven one-day masterclasses.


The steps to the LVS Advantage Programme.

Pupils will gain a useful insight into the financial aspects of running a business and its impact on management decision making.

We believe your career opportunities can be influenced by two factors: your ability to create positive impressions and relationships, coupled with a good grasp of how businesses function.

Conflict Resolution

Most people try to avoid conflict for fear of making things worse. As young adults, students’ potential for conflict will grow in line with their expanding number of personal and work relationships.

This masterclass gives students the tools and confidence to deal with the core emotional drivers of conflict whilst protecting long term relationships.


Today’s businesses need people who can collaborate and negotiate effectively with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

This masterclass teaches students techniques and principles used by successful negotiators. Students get the opportunity to experience a live negotiation with coaching from trainers.

Effective Written Communications

Persuasive writing presents a special challenge – no dialogue, no body language, no feedback.

Drawn from the worlds of media and marketing, this masterclass reveals some of the golden rules of great copywriting.

Students take part in a series of creative exercises designed to help them produce engaging and compelling communications including a CV covering letter.


An insight into marketing and its role in business is a great plus point for any young person embarking on their career.

This masterclass introduces students to key marketing principles such as branding, customer segmentation and marketing communications.

Leadership & Strategic Decision Making (Part 1)

Leadership skills are needed at many levels from Chief Executives through to department heads and project leaders.

Part 1 of this masterclass helps students develop core leadership skills, including: motivation, setting goals and objectives, delegation and performance management.

Leadership & Strategic Decision Making (Part 2)

Part 2 introduces students to some of the tools businesses use to inform decision making, including basic management accounts. Students get a taste of strategic decision making as they take part in a management team role play.

The course is fully funded but places are limited to 50 per year – to reserve your place on the Advantage Programme please contact our Head of Sixth Form, Paul Hodges, on 01344 882 770 or email

Book an Open Day

Please join us at one of our open mornings where you can meet members of our Senior Team, our School Principal and take a tour of the school.

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Prospectus Download

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