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ED309A: WORK EXPERIENCE: EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This innovative course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their employability and professional development through either a part-time job, placement, personal development project or volunteering activity based within the UK. Students work towards a range of personal and work-related outcomes by participating in on-campus workshops and completing a range of assessments. All external engagement activities require the approval from the student’s academic School and must be verified by the external organisation.

The extended pilot course is available to students in the Schools of Psychology, Biological Sciences and Divinity, History & Philosophy.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Paul Bishop
  • Dr Joy Perkins

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • ED209A Work Experience: Employability Skills Development (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This innovative, 15-credit, Work-Related Learning course is structured for students to secure their own placement, part-time work or personal development project which is approved by their academic School. An underpinning part of the course is encouraging students to reflect on their personal and professional development and to make connections between their degree programme and the world of work. The extended pilot course is available to students in the Schools of Psychology, Biological Sciences and Divinity, History & Philosophy. The Careers Service supports the course and students’ learning via a series of employability workshops.


The course provides students with an opportunity to assess their Aberdeen Graduate Attribute development and enables them to identify and evidence a range of skills and qualities that employers look for in graduates, including communication, team working, problem-solving, reflection and professionalism.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students receive written, oral, and peer feedback during the course. All summative assessments are marked against the assessment criteria and students receive constructive written feedback for each assignment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students receive written, oral, and peer feedback during the course. All summative assessments are marked against the assessment criteria and students receive constructive written feedback for each assignment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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