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Learn to use valuable skills you have achieved through personal, social or voluntary activities as a pathway to employment.


This module enables students to identify the transferable skills gained through personal, social and voluntary activities and demonstrate how these are applicable to employment. The module encourages students to produce an employability skills profile and articulate their skills in an interview scenario.

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About this course

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It is important to recognise that all experiences (both within and outside of employment) impact on our personal and professional skills base. However, individuals often fail to recognise the significance of their skills in relation to prospective employability. This module enables students to identify the valuable skills they have achieved outside of paid employment, for example, in a voluntary/citizenship role or through social and leisure activities and view these as a pathway to employment. By encouraging reflective focus on the entirety of their life experiences, students are given the opportunity to articulate the relevance of these skills to a workplace context and build the confidence to demonstrate their potential employability in an interview scenario.

This module complements and can be taken alongside the 10 credit point module Active Citizenship which recognises and accredits the contribution that individuals make to society in a citizenship role.

This undergraduate short course sits within the Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), which lets you study a variety of accredited modules (from 5 to 20 credits), regardless of your previous qualifications or experience.

CPPD modules are totally flexible study as many or as few as you want, with no time limit. Once you've accumulated 60 credits, you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Development from the University.

Of course, the modules can also be studied as standalone courses.

Linked programmes

CPPD Personal and Professional Development,


Face to face workshops and online delivery. Course can be adapted dependent on group needs.

Entry requirements

This course is open for direct application. There are no prior qualifications required, but we would suggest that applicants can provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent

Start dates

  • 1 March 2017
  • 3 April 2017
  • 1 May 2017
  • 1 February 2017
How to apply


Please contact the Centre for Flexible and Continuning Education to complete the Application Process

How to apply

Start dates

  • 1 March 2017
  • 3 April 2017
  • 1 May 2017
  • 1 February 2017

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Module is priced for applicants from Northern Ireland and EU. If you are a GB or International applicant, please contact us for pricing -

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at


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