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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course, which is designed for level 2 students and above, is studied entirely online and covers topics relating to finding work experience and articulating your skills and experiences in applications and interviews.  During the course you will learn about the importance of work experience and how to find and make the most out of opportunities suitable for you, and discover how to present yourself effectively in applications and interviews for work experience, graduate employment and postgraduate study.  Successful completion of this course will be recorded on your Enhanced Transcript as ‘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 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Tracey Innes

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 2 or 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?

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 tools to market themselves for employment and further study opportunities and identify and secure work experience opportunities.

Main Learning Outcomes

The course will comprise overall topic learning outcomes to enable students to:

  1. Articulate their skills and experiences to others in applications and interviews for work experience, graduate employment and postgraduate study.
  2. Source and make the most out of work experience opportunities including reflecting on their development of skills and Aberdeen Graduate Attributes.

Course Content

The course consists of the following two topics:

  1. Presenting yourself effectively to recruiters
  2. Finding and reflecting on work experience

Further Information & Notes

This is an online 0-credit course for level 2 students, accessed and completed via MyAberdeen.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

For each of the two topics you will complete a summative online assessment in the form of a quiz, each of which has a set pass mark.  You have unlimited attempts at the summative quizzes, and only your last result will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

Students will complete a series of formative online activities and tests. 


Automated written formative feedback is provided throughout the course relating to the formative online activities and tests you complete.  Where formative quiz questions are answered incorrectly twice, feedback including the correct answers and detailed explanations about each question are given and you can continue to progress through the course and/or explore the further resources provided.

Course Learning Outcomes


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