About

A suite of 0-credit online Professional Skills courses has been developed for undergraduate students covering a range of careers and employability topics. Successful completion is recognised on the Enhanced Transcript.

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The suite of courses consists of:

  • PD1001: Professional Skills Part 1 covers Developing Aberdeen Graduate Attributes, Equality & Diversity and Health & Safety. Course Description
  • PD2001: Professional Skills Part 2 covers Presenting Yourself Effectively (in the context of the work placement and employment application and selection processes) and Finding Work Experience. Course Description 
  • PD3001: Professional Skills Part 3 covers Career Planning, Graduate Jobs and Further Study. Course Description

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‘‘I absolutely loved it! A great initiative for students who are looking to develop their understanding of what they can do to make themselves stand out from others and enhance employability prospects!

Benefits

University is not just about your degree studies; it is about the experiences you gather and the skills you develop. When you graduate, you will be competing with over 300,000 others graduating in the UK at the same time. Alongside a good degree, it is the skills and experiences you gain along the way which will help you to stand out from the crowd.

These courses will help you to see how you can develop your skills and experiences; will teach you how to present yourself effectively to potential employers and postgraduate course providers; will show you how to find work experience and plan your career. Ultimately the courses will enhance your employability when you graduate.

‘‘This course is very good at making you think beyond your studies. It helps you to anticipate what you may need to do in order to be employable after university’

Get Involved

How to sign up:

PD1001/PD1501: 

This course is prescribed for all level 1 students and you should automatically be enrolled.  Look for it in your MyAberdeen course list.

This course is optional for level 2 students and above. Sign up for it via MyCurriculum in the 'Other' tab under 'Professional Development'.  Please contact online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk if you have any problems signing up.  

Successful completion will be included in your Enhanced Transcript.  

PD2001/PD2501:  This course is available to all level 2 students and above.  Sign up for it via MyCurriculum in the 'Other' tab under 'Professional Development'. Please contact online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk if you have any problems signing up.  

Successful completion will be included in your Enhanced Transcript. 

PD3001/PD3501: This course is available to all level 3 students and above.  Sign up for it via MyCurriculum in the 'Other' tab under 'Professional Development'. Please contact online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk if you have any problems signing up.  

Successful completion will be included in your Enhanced Transcript. 

FAQ's

How do I sign up?

PD1001/PD1501: This course is compulsory for all level 1 students and you should automatically be enrolled. Look for it in your MyAberdeen course list.

This course is optional for level 2 students and above. Sign up for it via MyCurriculum in the 'Other' tab under 'Professional Development'.  Please contact online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk if you have any problems signing up.  

PD2001/PD2501:  This course is available to all level 2 students and above.  Sign up for it via MyCurriculum in the 'Other' tab under 'Professional Development'.  Please contact online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk if you have any problems signing up.  

PD3001/PD3501:  This course is available to all level 3 students and above.  Sign up for it via MyCurriculum in the 'Other' tab under 'Professional Development'.  Please contact online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk if you have any problems signing up.  

Are the courses credit bearing?

Although the courses do not carry any credits, successful completion will be recognised on your Enhanced Transcript. 

What do I need to do to complete each course?

Each course has a set of prescribed learning outcomes around which the course content has been designed.  The course is delivered entirely online and contains a range of activities, quizzes and assessed exercises for you to complete. At the end of each course you must complete a quiz which you need to pass.  The quiz can be taken multiple times if necessary, and you can continue to access the course materials to help you.

How long will each course take?

You work through the course materials at your own pace and each course takes a total of around 2-3 hours to complete. 

How do I access the courses?

The course is delivered entirely online via MyAberdeen. The course can be accessed from anywhere via any device.

Can I get help and support during the courses?

You can email us at any time and we will aim to answer within 3 working days: online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk. Alternatively, visit us in the Careers Service (2nd floor of the Hub) during office hours.

Further Information

If you have read the FAQs but have further questions please contact the course coordinators, Tracey Innes or Kate Robertson by emailing: online-careerscourse@abdn.ac.uk