Upskilling @ StrathclydePresentation Skills for Work

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.

  • How to plan and deliver effective speeches and presentations
  • How to employ a range of appropriate vocal techniques to improve oral performance
  • How to critically evaluate vocal performance in a number of public speaking contexts
  • How to outline the characteristics of different types of audience


This course will be delivered face-to-face on campus at the University of Strathclyde with one additional session via Zoom.

The 8- week intensive course will begin on Wednesday 18th January until Wednesday 8th March from 9.30am – 12.00pm each week.

The timing of the additional Zoom session will be confirmed in due course.



This module will be assessed through:

  • Submission of a learning log demonstrating detailing the student’s contribution to class activities
  • A class presentation (6-8 minutes in length) on a topic of the student’s choice, which demonstrates effective planning, employs a range of vocal techniques, and clearly takes account of the type of audience
  • Submission of a circa 500-word discussion of the process followed to prepare the class presentation.

Who can apply?

This course will be of interest to adults of any age who are looking to enhance their interview skills and employability, particularly those who may regularly have to deliver presentations in their roles.

The content may also be appealing to those looking to enhance their own confidence in public speaking and personal development.

Funding available

Fully funded places are available for this module supported by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. Find out more on funding eligibility criteria.

What will I get at the end of it?

This course is worth 10 credits at SCQF Level 7. 

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

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