Course overview

At no time in history have our interpersonal communication and presentation skills been as important as they are now. Today globally, anybody who is slightly better than the competition at expressing their ideas can quickly see a massive upturn in their fortunes. The ability to convince others that those ideas matter is the single greatest skill we possess.

We all have the potential to excite and ignite the imaginations of others. Combining words and ideas to move people to action is a fundamental skill.

Whether large scale presentations, a regular circle of influence, ad hoc personal interaction or media appearances, every word, look, gesture, whether pre-planned or off the cuff can have a profound effect on our own and other people’s lives.

Mark will work with delegates to develop skills and practice techniques. There will be a limited number of opportunities to work on with Mark on a one-to-one basis after the course for direct coaching.

Course leader Mark Clemmit

Known to many as ‘Clem’, Mark is renowned for his relaxed access all areas style as the features reporter on BBC One′s Football Focus. He is also part of the channel's studio presentation team on the country's most watched results programme Final Score and a reporter for Match of the Day Live.

Mark has worked with some of the biggest names in sport to develop their personal and professional communication skills.

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Mark Clemmit

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of:

  • Coping mechanisms to deal with nerves
  • Building a public speaking style around your own personality.
  • The importance of planning, preparation and practice
  • How to structure your words to make maximum impact and balance spontaneity
  • Why story-telling is so important
  • How to use the voice to give your presentation colour and emphasis
  • How to elevate your delivery with the right eye contact, body language and gestures
  • How to use these techniques to enhance your interpersonal and working relationships on a day to day basis

Course delivery

This is an interactive workshop where delegates will work together with Mark to develop their skills and practice techniques. 

The online version of this course is delivered live in interactive sessions.

Start date: Available from early 2021.

Course duration: 1 day.

Entry requirements

Requirements overview

Applicants should hold a 2:1 honours degree or a recognised overseas equivalent. Applicants may be accepted with a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) provided that they can otherwise demonstrate a strong profile with 50% or above in their dissertation module.

A minimum of three years' professional experience and industry qualifications can be assessed for applicants without the standard entry requirements.

All applicants will be provided with an opportunity to be assessed and to discuss their suitability for the programme with the academic team.

All applicants are also provided with information relating to student services, with whom they can make contact, should they require additional support or advice as well as information related to appropriate bursaries and funds.

Applicants from non-majority English speaking countries will be asked for an English qualification which tests Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing and will be asked to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each section) or recognised equivalent.

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria for this programme, or whether you require IELTS results, please email with a copy of your most recent CV including nationality, visa status if applicable, and undergraduate degree transcripts. Candidates with a strong CV may qualify for a supplementary admissions interview to support their academic application.

International students

UCFB cannot currently sponsor non-EU students’ visas.

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if:

  • You are a British citizen
  • You are a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state or Switzerland
  • You have a visa to stay in the UK for another purpose that allows you to study

If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact

How to apply

To apply for this programme, please click here and follow the instructions to complete your application via our Learner Portal.

On-campus delegates


£850 fee
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Online delegates


£650 fee
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All GIS students and alumni receive a 50% discount off this course. All UCFB alumni and partners also receive a 25% discount off this course.