(Short Course) Career Development Skills

Course details

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Location Online
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Why choose this course?

If you're looking to develop and transfer your skills into another profession or have been affected by redundancy, this short course can help you take steps to find your next career move.

Key course features

  • Develop your skills for free.
  • Study online in your own time.
  • Help find your next career move with improved personal development skills.

What you will study

The short course will take place over 4 weeks, with each week addressing a different aspect of career development, as below. 

  • The key elements of job application procedures.
  • An introduction to interview techniques and preparation.
  • Effective presenting skills, including choosing content, and confident delivery.
  • Tools and models to aid personal development.

Material will be available online via Moodle, and students will be able to access the content which will include recorded lectures, podcasts and articles, and study in their own time, although there is some expectation that they aim to keep up to date on a weekly basis. (ie that tasks for week 1 are completed sometime within week 1).

Entry requirements & applying

This short course requires that the student can allocate 3 hours per week to their study, but there is no requirement to be online at a specific time.

Teaching & Assessment

The assessments will be 4 x 250 word contributions to a discussion forum, and will involve either opinion based, research based or experience based tasks related to the weekly content. It is advised that students complete one forum each week, and it should not extend their study time per week by more than 30 minutes. There will be clear guidance given to students regarding student expectation and assessments. Students will not be expected to use Harvard referencing, but will need to list their sources of information. 

Fees & funding

Free

Course dates

5th June 2023