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Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 15:29

Course Overview

This course, which is designed for level 3 students and above, is studied entirely online and covers topics relating to career planning, graduate jobs and further study. During the course you will learn about the factors important to your career choices, approaches to career decision making, applying career research strategies and identifying suitable opportunities for work and/or further study. Successful completion of this course will be recorded on your Enhanced Transcript as ‘Achieved’ (non-completion will be recorded as ‘Not Achieved’). The course takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be taken in one sitting, or spread across a number of weeks and it will be available to you throughout the academic year.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Tracey Innes

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PD3501 Professional Skills Part 3 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims

The course will develop the employability of students through equipping them with the necessary skills to develop well researched career plans and identify suitable opportunities for graduate employment or postgraduate study.  The course will also explore issues related to health and safety and equality and diversity.

Main Learning Outcomes

The course will comprise overall topic learning outcomes to enable students to:
1) Develop well researched career plans to enable them to source suitable opportunities for graduate employment or postgraduate study.
2) Understand the concept of equality and diversity and how it affects themselves and others.
3) Understand and implement health and safety guidelines, policies and procedures.

Course Content

The course consists of the following 3 topics:
1) Career planning, graduate jobs and further study
2) Understanding equality and diversity issues
3) Health and safety for students

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Given there are no credits for the course, there are no summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

Students will complete a series of online activities and tests with two attempts and automated feedback and resources given if the standard is not met.


Automated written feedback is provided following two unsuccessful attempts at the tests.  Feedback includes the correct answers and detailed explanations about each question and corresponding answer.  Further resources are given.

Course Learning Outcomes


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