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PD2002: BUILDING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE FOR CAREER SUCCESS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course, which is designed for level 2 students and above, is studied entirely online. Topics include career planning, finding work experience and articulating your skills and experiences in applications and interviews. Successful completion of this course will be recorded on your Enhanced Transcript as ‘Achieved’. The course takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete and can be taken in one sitting, or spread across a number of weeks.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Kate Robertson
  • Mrs Tracey H. Innes

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

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

The course will develop the employability of students through learning how to develop well researched career plans and identify suitable opportunities for work experience, graduate employment or postgraduate study.   Students will also learn how to identify suitable work experience opportunities, and the techniques needed to successfully complete CVs, applications and prepare for interviews and assessments.

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

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

 Course Content

The course consists of the following 3 topics:

  1. Developing career plans
  2. Finding and reflecting on work experience
  3. Presenting yourself effectively to recruiters

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

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The course will involve three multiple choice quizzes which the student will gain access to once the materials are completed. The student must achieve 16/20 in each quiz to successfully pass the course. The quizzes can be attempted multiple times.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplySource and make the most out of work experience opportunities including reflecting on their development of skills and Aberdeen Graduate Attributes.
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop well researched career and skills development plans
ReflectionCreateArticulate their skills and experiences to others in applications and interviews for work experience, graduate employment and postgraduate study.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop well researched career and skills development plans
ProceduralApplySource and make the most out of work experience opportunities including reflecting on their development of skills and Aberdeen Graduate Attributes.
ReflectionCreateArticulate their skills and experiences to others in applications and interviews for work experience, graduate employment and postgraduate study.

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