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Soft skills represent a fundamental attribute that today’s knowledge-based economy is demanding from its employers, employees and businesses. Soft skills comprise pleasant and appealing personality traits as self-confidence, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, social grace, flexibility, friendliness and effective communication skills. Postgraduate Diploma in Soft Skills Development ( PGDSSD ) enables learners to enhance these skills which are very essential in the job.


ABP is offering ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Soft Skills Development ( PGDSSD )’ in association with FutureLeaders.

First PGD in Soft Skills


Weekend classes for job holders


Recognised certificate from globally reputed organisation


Postgraduate Diploma in Soft Skills Development( PGDSSD ) has following 12 topics.

Topic 1: Effective Communications

Session 1: Verbal Communication

Session 2: Non – Verbal Communication

Topic 2: Emotional Intelligence

Session 1: Personal Intelligence

Session 2: Social Intelligence

Topic 3: Productivity at Workplace

Session 1: Time Management

Session 2: Stress Management

Topic 4: Interpersonal Skills

Session 1: Empathy and Tolerance

Session 2: Networking

Topic 5: Team Work

Session 1: Building Trust

Session 2: Collaboration

Topic 6: Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making

Session 1: From Creativity to Innovation

Session 2: Problem Solving

Topic 7: Positive Psychology

Session 1: Positive Attitude

Session 2: Conflict Management

Topic 8: Work Ethic

Session 1: Proactive Initiative

Session 2: Non – Professionalism

Topic 9: Critical Thinking

Session 1: Curiosity and Open Mindedness

Session 2: Contrarian Approach

Topic 10: Self Confidence and Adaptability

Session 1: Self Confidence

Session 2: Adaptability

Topic 11: Effective Negotiations

Session 1: Fundamentals of Negotiation

Session 2: Win-Win Negotiation

Topic 12: Leadership

Session 1: Credibility as a Leader

Session 2: Followership, Context and Impact

Total 2 Semester

SEMESTER 1: Topic 1-6

SEMESTER 2: Topic 7-12

Credits: Total 12 Topics = 120 credits

Please note that the above structure and units may be subject to change.


Admission is open to individuals with an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.

Those who do not hold a degree, but have exceptional professional experience in the relevant area are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If, as expected, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants are ranked for admission purposes on the basis of first come first serve basis and suitability for the programme. A waiting list may apply.

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Quazi M Ahmed

Quazi M Ahmed

Lead Consultant
Chairman & CEO, FutureLeaders
President, BOLD

Jishu Tarafder

Jishu Tarafder

Managing Director Soft Skills BD Ltd.
Vice President BOLD

Moinuddin Chowdhury

Moinuddin Chowdhury

Founder President, SLSD,
Co-Founder, BOLD

Munshi Abdul Alim

Munshi Abdul Alim

Corporate Trainer and Speaker
Ex-Director [email protected]

K M Hasan Ripon

K M Hasan Ripon

ED, Bangladesh Skill Development Institute
Founder & President,
National Youth Development Forum

Zia Uddin Mahmud

Zia Uddin Mahmud

Life Coach, Corporate Trainer & Mentor
Consultant, FutureLeaders

Yousuf Efti

Yousuf Efti

Founder Future Icon
Consultant FutureLeaders


Who should do

Manager, Executive, Officer, Trainer, Career Specialist, Personnel Development Manager, Skill Development Manager, Administrator, Adviser, Analyst, Team Leader, Team Member in any position, Fresh Graduates.

Who will take the classes

ABP believes that effective learning occurs when the student experiences the application of classroom material to actual business problems.

We hire the  leaders from respective industry who conduct classes and training.

See the complete list of ABP Trainers to check who are engaged with us.

Class schedule

All PGDSSD Classes and Exams are taken online now on Fridays and Saturdays.

Call us at 01791139998, 01844178017 for specific schedule of current batch.

What is the exam system

ABP PGDSSD is unit-based. At this stage each unit is assessed through online assessment.

Each unit is assessed internally by ABP. Internal assessment means that assessors of ABP are responsible for deciding how students have performed against the standards for the course.

ABP does this by using either assessment tasks that we have devised ourselves, or assessments that Edupro, UK has devised. The internal assessment decisions are externally verified by Edupro, UK.

What is the grading system

As an estimate of what quality of work you’re looking for, take a look at the grading guidelines below:

Distinction: Clearly demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the topic, with a high degree of competence and has excellent usage of relevant literature, theory and methodology. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 80% marks in the assessment.

Merit: Has a critical understanding of the topic, a significant degree of competence and has appropriate usage of the relevant materials. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 65% marks in the assessment.

Pass: Evidence of some critical understanding of the topic, can use structured argument, and has a degree of competence when using relevant materials. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 50% marks in the assessment.

Can I retake an exam

Yes, if you are unable to get at least 50% marks or you could not attend any of the final exam, you can resit for the exam.

To know more about the resit exam process please consult with our Students Service Team.

Who will give the certificate

Once you completed all the units of PGDSSD you are eligible for the certification.

The certificate is awarded by Edupro, UK.


Regular Fee: Tk 40,000

Discounted Fee for COVID-19: Tk 35,000

Payment system:
Tk 5,000 Payable per month (Tk 5,000 x 6=30,000) (6 installment) + 5,000 (UK board registration)
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Exclusive offer: Take admission with a one-time payment of Tk 32,000. Save Tk 3,000 more. 
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The fee covers everything from admission, awarding body fees, study materials and exam registration. There is no other hidden charges.

How to pay the fees

You can pay the admission fee in any of the following convenient modes:

    • Make payment online
    • Deposit to ABP Bank Account directly
    • POS machine at ABP Admission Desk
    • Cash Payment at ABP Admission Desk

Please call us at 01791 139998, 01844 178017 for further query.

How to take admission

Admissions to ABP PGD courses are taken in different sessions of the year. Follow the simple steps:

1) Download and complete the admission form or collect the admission form from our office.

2) Attach the following documents (and will not be reviewed until these are also received):

a. Certificate of achievement of previous qualifications
b. Transcript of previous qualifications
c. One Passport size photo

Your eligibility for the course will be assessed before your admission is accepted.

Contact us if you require any further assistance regarding admission.



Academy of Business Professionals (ABP) always pays close attention to convenient approach in terms of Admission Procedure.

Online Admission Form

Document Requirement:

Online Admission form must also be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Certificate of achievement of previous qualifications
  • One Passport size photo
  • Copy of NID