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ED2550: CAREER DEVELOPMENT: FIND YOUR DIRECTION (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:58


Course Overview

Ready for the job market?  Learn how to prepare job applications, write CVs, prepare for interviews, prepare for skills and aptitude testing.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Joy Perkins

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED2549 Career Development: Find Your Direction (Studied)
  • MA (Hons) Education (Studied)
  • MA Education with Gaelic Studies (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course is designed with the support of employers to prepare students to make appropriate career decisions by giving them both the theoretical basis and practical skills needed. It enables students to consider a range of career choice theories and apply these to their own situation and background. The course also explores applications/CVs, interview and selection training, career option awareness, enterprise & entrepreneurship, graduate attribute achievement, networking, labour market information, skills identification and aptitude and personality testing and aims to promote enhanced job-search skills.

Students will become better equipped to apply for any type of employment including internships, vacation work and graduate employment.

Please note: Attendance at ALL lectures and workshops is compulsory.

Further Information & Notes

This course is capped at 50 students.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt:

Online CV Exercise (30%)

2,500 word, Job Analysis Report (70%)

 

Resit: The opportunity to re-sit each assessment element is available.

Formative Assessment

A wide range of formative assessments will be implemented in the course, including case studies, role play, on-line learning, questionnaire analysis, problem-based learning and small group discussions. In addition formative learning will develop students' research, analytical, reflective, written and communication skills.

Feedback

Students will receive written, oral, peer and audio (MP3 player) feedback during the course. A peer feedback sheet will be used during the student job analysis presentations. All summative assessments will be marked against the assessment criteria and students will be provided with constructive written feedback for each assignment.

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