Module leader: Phil McCash
Module running in 2015/16 and 2016/17 (revised)
The CE934 Employer Engagement and Labour Markets (20 credits) and CE928 Employer Engagement and Labour Markets (Certificate) (10 credits) modules enable participants to:
1/ Develop understanding and skills in employer engagement and labour market intelligence in order to facilitate learning in at least one context (CE928) or two contexts (CE934).
2/ Develop confident and creative employer engagement practice linked to labour market intelligence and informed by key career development concepts.
3/ Develop and enhance effective practice appropriate to a range of career and employability-related roles e.g. management, education, marketing, employer-facing, information, advice, guidance or coaching.
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
1/ Comprehensively distinguish a range of aims, roles and contexts (including international) relevant to employer engagement.
2/ Systematically identify findings from labour market analysis and contrasting perspectives on graduate employability.
3/ Critically describe sources of labour market intelligence (including international) and relevant theoretical perspectives.
4/ Critically evaluate labour market intelligence and graduate employability.
5/ Carefully analyse employer engagement practices and stakeholder needs.
6/ Systematically apply the knowledge listed above to enhance delivery in at least in at least one context (CE928) or two contexts (CE934).
7/ Creatively use the knowledge listed above to design revised or new provision in at least one context (CE928) or two contexts (CE934).
8/ Carefully and thoroughly present material in clear written form by identifying, analysing and applying key texts and practices using appropriate and adequate structure, spelling, grammar, syntax, length and referencing.
1/ Introduction and overview.
2/ The contexts in which employer engagement work is undertaken.
3/ The aims and goals of employer engagement work.
4/ Relationship with career development theories (e.g. social learning, community interaction).
5/ Facilitating career and employability learning through employer engagement and use of labour market intelligence.
6/ Media influences and labour market intelligence.
7/ Comparing and contrasting sources of labour market intelligence.
8/ Understanding employer, student, graduate and institutional needs.
9/ Contrasting perspectives on graduate employability.
10/ Internationalisation in relation to employer engagement and labour market intelligence.
11/ Creating, recording and disseminating labour market findings.
12/ Policies and practices to maintain appropriate levels of labour market intelligence.
13/ Employer engagement case studies (internal-facing focus).
14/ Employer engagement case studies (external-facing focus).
15/ Internationalisation case studies.
16/ Evaluation (reaction, learning, transfer and impact criteria).
17/ Integration into existing and/or future working context.
Summary of teaching
15 hours (CE928) or 30 hours (CE934) of blended learning, predominantly distance learning-led with materials provided via a virtual learning environment, supported by online module reading and tutorial support.
Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs all year round. Participants are allowed 5 months to complete.
The assignment consists of a 2500 (CE928) or 5000 word project (CE934). Typically, this entails evaluating employer enagement and labour market intelligence in relation to one or two areas of work respectively.