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Getting Started with this Module

Welcome to the 'Career, Work Experience and Employability' module!


This module is a core module on the 'Management of Student Work Experience' programmes and an optional module on the PG Diploma and MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies.

The main focus of this module is on the connections between work experience and individual's career development and employability. As such, we look at definitions of employability and the approaches that educational institutions take to supporting it.

In addition to the workshop, the teaching materials consist of online coursework, the forum, a core reading pack and an assignment. In the online space, you will find notes, resources, pdf documents, independent activities and forum exercises. Tutorial support is available to all, and the forum gives a space for interaction and discussion between all participants and teaching staff.

Saying hello in the forum

The forum is used thoughout the module to enable informal communication, responses to exercises and formative assessment. It is our space and only module registrants and staff can see our posts. As a first step, you are asked to introduce yourself in the module forum. As a blended learning module, it is helpful if other people can see who is studying the module. Please do this now by clicking on this forum link and locating the thread entitled 'Saying hello in the forum'.

Module reading pack

There is a module reading pack provided with this module containing all the core readings. The titles are shown in bold in the reading list. You will receive some reading before the teaching days and others will be given during your attendance. The module acceptance letter will explain further. Please contact if any problems.

Key Concepts

Through the online materials and the teaching days, you will become familiar with a series of key concepts. Towards the start of this module, you are also advised to check the Assignment section to see how the key concepts are used in the assignment brief.

With best wishes for a successful module.

Gill & Catherine