20 credits at level HE5
The aims of the module are:
• to enable students to identify and apply skills that enhance employment prospects relevant to the legal profession.
•to increase commercial awareness and align career expectations.
•to identify the employability ‘work-ready’ skills sought by employers.
•to enable students to gain awareness of careers resources and advice.
•to increase awareness of the current commercial business environment, with emphasis on the legal profession, focusing on the need to gain and build the necessary skills to assist in the search for employment.
•Research based awareness of career opportunities and work experience
•Guidance and support from career professionals
•Development of communication, (particular focus on interview technique), time-management, presentation, group working and report writing skills
•Mock presentations and interviews.
•Associated recruitment and selection tasks e.g. report writing, group/team tasks
This module serves to develop employability skills with particular emphasis on the following:
(1). Communication Skills (T,D,A)
(2). Teamwork (D)
(3). Organisation and Planning (D,A)
(4) Self awareness (D,A)
(6) Initiative (D,A)
(6) Personal Impact and confidence. (D,A)
The content of the module will be delivered through a structured programme of lectures, (guest specialist and tutor-led), workshops and seminars.
All learning and teaching activities will focus on commercial awareness and employability. These will include the themes, communication, time-management, presentation, group working and report writing skills. Computer laboratories will be used where appropriate.
Assessment will be through
a) The production of a portfolio containing evidence of research and evaluation of careers opportunities, recruitment and selection techniques and competency- based curriculum vitae.
b) A mock interview
Lectures /Seminars/Tutorials 28 hours
Workshops 14 hours
Preparation for seminars/tutorials 40 hours
Directed reading 30 hours
Coursework 30 hours
Preparation for interview 30 hours
Career oriented research 28 hours
Total: 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Generic Learning Outcomes
Subject knowledge and understanding
1.Have assessed and initiated research into career possibilities using resources available within the University and other agencies
Generic Learning Outcomes
Subject knowledge and understanding
1.Be able to demonstrate the use of initiative and organisation and planning to assess your employment prospects and aspirations.
|2.||Cognitive skills in the context of the subject
2.Have acquired the ability to demonstrate written skills and have the ability to produce a suitable curriculum vitae
Cognitive skills in the context of the subject
2.Be able to submit a curriculum vitae which demonstrates self awareness and communication and written skills which may be attractive to potential employers
|3.||Subject specific practical/professional skills.
3.Have gained the necessary skills to perform competently in interview
Subject specific practical/professional skills.
3.Be able to demonstrate good communication skills, personal impact and confidence in an interview
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfoloio containing evidence of research and evaluation of career opportunities, recruitment and selection tachniques and a Curriculum Vitae||15 minute interview|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Billingham, J. (2003) Giving Presentations (One Step Ahead) Oxford University Press
Bright, J. (2007) What Employers Want To See And How To Say It Prentice Hall, London
Cottrell, S. (2008) The Study Skills Handbook 3rdEd. Palgrave Macmillan, London
Cottrell, S. (2008) Skills for Success 2nd Ed. Palgrave Macmillan, London
Innes, J. (2009) Brilliant Cover Letters 1st Ed. Prentice Hall, London
Innes, J. (2009) The Interview Book 1st Ed. Prentice Hall, London
Innes, J. (2009) The CV Book 1st Ed. Prentice Hall, London
Useful Web Sites
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