Upskilling @ Strathclyde Identifying and Adapting Your Skills in mid/late career

What you'll learn

This module is offered by the Centre for Lifelong Learning and will be of interest to a wide variety of audiences – particularly those who are in mid/late career and are seeking new roles.

This course will cover:

 How to identify your current skills set and understand the transferability of these to new roles.

  • To identify current skills set (both work-based and personal) and understand the transferability of these to new roles
  • To create a change mindset which fosters a positive approach to potential new career developments
  • To be able to create a CV and personal statement showcasing your skills and experience
  • To be able to utilise a skills assessment report to cross reference skills to job application forms
  • To improve communication skills in articulating personal strengths and enhance practical skills via practical interview skills practice

Delivery

This course will begin on Friday 5 April and will run till Friday 24 May 2024 and will be delivered face-to-face on campus on Fridays 10.00am – 12.00pm for 8 weeks.

Assessment

This module will be assessed through:

  • Submission of a learning log demonstrating the ability to reflect and comment on the skills identified and developed during the class. (50%)
  • Submission of a CV and personal statement showcasing the skills highlighted through the online assessments (50%)
  • Participation in interview skills practice sessions

Who can apply?

This course is ideally suited to those who are in mid/late career and are seeking new roles because of furlough or redundancy as well as those who have taken time out from work (e.g. for caring responsibilities).

 

Funding available

Fully funded places are available for this module supported by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. 

What will I get at the end of it?

This course is worth 10 credits at SCQF Level 7. You'll receive a formal University Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate when you complete the module.

Sign me up!

To reserve a place on this course, or if you'd like more information, just get in touch with us at cll-upskilling@strath.ac.uk

 

Upskilling and Microcredentials modules are funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.

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