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Module Title
Professional Skills Portfolio II

Employability, Skills matching, Career development, Career planning, CV development.

SCQF Points10
ECTS Points5
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedJuly 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

BS1310 Professional Skills Portfolio I

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

The aim of this module is for students to evaluate their current skills set in relation to employment and career opportunities and to develop specific actions for progression or career change.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowedge and understanding of the current employment market and employer requirements in a range of sectors.
2. Perform a review of their current employment skills by drawing upon work, academic and personal experience.
3. Undertake a matching process, relating their skills to specified employer requirements

Indicative Module Content

Career planning and development, personal reflection, recognising employment skills requirements, graduate employment attributes, interpreting job descriptions and person specifications, engaging with prospective employers, understanding recruitment and selection process.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Engagement with synchronous and asychronous online events

Directed Study

Directed study

Private Study

Private study

Mode of Delivery

The module will be delivered using the University's Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate engagement with learning materials, simulations and real-time events.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

A written report which addresses all learning outcomes.

Indicative Bibliography

1.CAMERON, S., 2009. The business student's handbook: skills for study and employment. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
2.HAGER, P. J., 2006. Graduate attributes, learning and employability. Dordrecht: Springer.

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