Term 3, weeks 8 and 9
20 workshop hours over 1 week plus work placement
Available to first- and second-year students in the School for Cross-faculty Studies
Not available to students outside the School for Cross-faculty Studies
This Certificate aims to promote an understanding of the professional environment, for personal growth and professional development, by making explicit the link between communication and employability.
It comprises a series of workshops exploring a number of concepts around professional communication, as well as factors to consider when working in a professional environment. Using this preparation, you relate these concepts to your practical experience during the placement.
Successful completion of the Certificate will be added to your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). In addition to this, you will have an up to date CV citing your work placement and the skills you have developed. You will also receive a reference from your employer.
- The term 'employability' and the skills that this encompasses;
- The concept of ‘business culture’ within different organisations;
- Professional behaviour and positive citizenship;
- Issues arising across the professional landscape;
- Various communication skills required within a professional environment;
- How to communicate professionally during the recruitment process;
- The Certificate is taught in five workshops of 4 hours over one week during week 8 and 9 of Term 3 (June)
- You will then complete a work placement (approx. four weeks but can be longer) and produce a brief reflective write up of your experience
- Identify and apply for placement(s) from the list offered;
- If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview;
- If your interview is successful, you will join your chosen organisation on placement.
- Successful completion of the Certificate will be acknowledged on your HEAR.
- Your work experience will be cited on an up-to-date CV along with the skills developed.
- You will also receive a reference from your employer.
This Certificate is open to ALL first and second year students on the School's degree courses - please complete the Expression of Interest form.