Developing a Winning Mentality

Your success is in your own hands



7 lessons
1 hour each


Worksheets and Speeches


Quizzes and Buddy Review

Device Requirements


On Completion

NCFE-endorsed Certificate

About this course

Bilal Fawaz, Professional Boxer

To be successful in life, you need to develop the mindset to seize opportunities and bounce back from setbacks. Athletes like Bilal Fawaz, narrator on this course, train every aspect to give them an edge, including having a winning mentality. This course also includes speaking in public, a superb skill that will set you apart in the workplace and will help you to become a mentality monster. 


  • Set life and career goals 
  • Make a plan for career success
  • Build confidence and self-belief 
  • Build Character, a Futureproof Career Skill
  • Build Transferable Employability Skills  
  • Sets you apart in the workplace 
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The programme has been reviewed by a Subject Specialist and endorsed by NCFE.

Use to prepare for...

  • Job interviews
  • University interviews
  • Video CVs
  • Your future ! 

The course has seven lessons of one hour each. You will give a speech in every lesson and give and receive feedback from buddies. 


  • Hero in Me
  • Ring of Fire
  • Negativity Bias
  • Emotional State
  • Life Goals
  • Career Planning
  • Hero Statement 

Build confidence and self belief

National Talent Academy learners at Bow School, Tower Hamlets, London that completed this course talk about what inspires them to be successful. 
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Mohamed Sulaiman

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Orfa Zaman

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Raian Haque

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Rayan Kabondo

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Usman Tariq

Monia Islam, George Green's School, Tower Hamlets, London (National Talent Academy learner)

Speak in public

In 2021, two teams of National Talent Academy learners (all mentality monsters) pitched 5 dragons and a global audience of 120 Morgan Stanley staff from around the world as part of a 'Dragon for a Day' online pitch event. 

Skills Builder Impact Level 4

'Developing a winning mentality' is accredited by Skills Builder at Impact Level 4. Impact Level 4 is the highest level and recognises those programmes that can demonstrate impact - meaning learners are making progress in specific steps on Skills Builder Universal Framework.

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Pre- and post-quiz

The course comes with a 5 minute pre- and post-quiz, so you can measure your progress in Aiming High skills. 

The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them

skills builder impact level 4

Steps supported

  • STEP 1: I know what doing well looks like for me. (Lesson 1: Hero in Me.)
  • STEP 3: I work with pride when I am being successful. (Lesson 7: Hero Statement.)
  • STEP 4: I work with a positive approach to new challenges. (Lesson 3: Negativity Bias, Lesson 4: Emotional State.)
  • STEP 5: I set goals for myself. (Lesson 5: Life Goals, Lesson 6: Career Planning.)
  • STEP 6: I set goals informed by an understanding of what is needed. (Lesson 2: Ring of Fire, Lesson 5: Life Goals, Lesson 6: Career Planning.)
  • STEP 7: I set goals, ordering and prioritising tasks to achieve them. (Lesson 6: Career Planning.)

Skills Builder Universal Framework

'Developing a winning mentality' supports the Skills Builder Universal Framework of eight essential skills.  

The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them

This course allows you to practise: 

  • Aiming High - set ambitious goals 
  • Staying Positive - manage your own emotional state
  • Problem solving - career planning
  • Creativity - overcome negativity bias
  • Speaking - give speeches
  • Listening - receive feedback; listen to others' speeches
  • Teamwork - give and receive feedback 
  • Leadership - recognise the feelings of others

Bilal Fawaz

Bilal is a professional boxer who has boxed for England. But life did not start out easy for Bilal, who was trafficked as a child from Nigeria to the UK, where he went through the child support system. However, Bilal refused to allow difficulities in his past to define his future. Rather he worked on his mentality. Ultimately, he used his winning mentality to become a successful boxer and get his life on track.  

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