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Certificate of Achievement

Vincent VAUBAN

has completed the following course:

Decision Making: How to Choose the Right Problem to Solve

University of Leeds and Institute of Coding

On this course, you’ve learned how to better solve simple problems and sharpen your decision-making process. You’ve evaluated your existing problem-solving technique and built the skills to improve it. As you've learned what transferable skills are required, you’ve discovered how to identify a problem, how to understand it and how to analyse the associated risks and benefits of various solutions.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week


Kim Plowright

Lead Educator

average test score


Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate personal skills for problem solving
  • Describe how problems exist in wider contexts
  • Develop an idea to approach a real life problem
  • Explore methods to minimise risk and turn ideas into plans
  • Explain the importance of the wider impact when proposing solutions
  • Produce a plan that persuades others your solution will work


  • Explore the types of transferrable skills that are needed to solve problems
  • Look at how to identify the real, underlying problems of a particular situation
  • Introduction to the SWOT analysis as a way of understanding the problem
  • Explore how to identify the best possible solution
  • Explore the benefits and risks of a solution
  • Explore tools to help pitch ideas to others in order to get buy-in
  • Create a business case which will be peer reviewed

Issued on 5th April 2020

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Free online course:

Decision Making: How to Choose the Right Problem to Solve

University of Leeds