Professional Skills (Employability) Learning Outcomes Articulated at Level 6 – Mapped to Careers and Employability Resources and Self Development Activities

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Professional Skills (Employability) Learning Outcomes Articulated at Level 6 – Mapped to Careers and Employability Resources and Self Development Activities

Employability (Professional Practice) Learning Outcomes at Level 6

Skills to Succeed Academy Modules



    1. Consider your employability competencies and career management skills and outline your future development either in employment or enterprise

The following modules help learners identify their skills, interests and motivations; understand what opportunities there are to gain experience and how to create an action plan:

The following modules help learners see what employers expect when people start work and gives guidance on setting objectives and goals:

  • SIW – 5: Finding Your Feet

  • SIW – 6: Getting to Know You

  • SIW – 7: Knowing Your Job

  • SIW – 8: Having the Right Attitude

  • SIW – 10: Using Your Skills to Succeed

  • SIW – 4: Welcome to WurkyWorld

  • SIW – 9:Life at WurkyWorld

  • Get That Job: What Recruiters Say

  • Prospects Planner

  • Prospects: Jobs and Work Experience

  • Skills Health Check Tools:

  • Free online personality profile:

Profiling for success

  • Centre of Excellence for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CEWE)

UEL Paid Placements

  • UEL Mentoring Schemes

  • UEL Volunteering Schemes

  • Work Experience/Internships

  • Book appointment with Employability and Enterprise Team (EET) Careers Counsellor to discuss personal planning

  • If considering self-employment book appointment with Business Adviser based within EET

  • Join UEL Student Entrepreneurship Society

Enter E-Factor UEL’s annual business ideas competition

    1. Research and critically evaluate the graduate job market and behaviours prized by employers, distinguishing between different sectors and enterprises

The following modules focus on what jobs are out there (or will be in the future), business awareness, what experience opportunities are available and how to research and network to get information.

The following module helps learners identify what employers are really asking for in job adverts:

  • GAJ – 9: To Apply Or Not to Apply

  • Get That Job: Researching the Market

  • Get That Job: What Recruiters Say

  • Prospects Planner

  • Prospects: Industry Insights

  • TARGET Jobs

  • Inside Careers

  • Career Player

  • What do Graduates Do?

Websites of professional bodies

  • Attend UEL Annual Careers and Enterprise Fair

  • Attend other external careers fair e.g. London Graduate Fair - June

  • UEL Alumni role models

  • Employer visits

Identify networking opportunities through professional associations

    1. Critically reflect on your own working relationships using teamwork and leadership skills, recognising and respecting different perspectives

The following modules looks at how to build relationships at work and understanding how your attitude is perceived by others at work:

  • SIW – 6: Getting to Know You

  • SIW – 8: Having the Right Attitude

The following module helps people understand what motivates them and can in turn help them see what motivates others:

  • YAYC – 4: What Makes You Tick?

Keirsey: Free Personality Assessment

  • Complete Reflective Learning log based on previous work experience and team activities.

  • Invite feedback on performance from employer

  • Complete own personal development plan to address development areas.

*(each of the above to be developed)

    1. Engage in the requirements of recruitment and selection and consider your experience of that process

The following modules cover the variety and range of techniques employers use in their hiring process; the different stages in the application process: CVs, application forms and cover letters; how to communicate skills using the CAR technique; and interview preparation:

  • GAJ – 11: The Selection Process

  • GAJ – 10: The Call Out of the Blue

  • GAJ – 6: Create Your CV

  • GAJ – 13: Tailor Your CV

  • GAJ – 10: Test Drive the CAR Technique

  • GAJ – 14: The Application Form

  • GAJ – 15: A Better Cover Lettter

  • GAJ – 16: Prepare For Your Interview

  • GAJ – 17: Sam and FuturoSystems

  • GAJ – 18: Ace Your Interview

  • GAJ – 19: The Pearly Bank Panel

  • Get That Job: Interviews and Assessment Centres

  • Prospects: Jobs and Work Experience

  • TARGET Jobs

  • Interactive interview website:

  • JobApp

    1. Develop awareness of the environment in which you aspire to work, showing what is prized by employers in this area (e.g. self-management, creativity, motivation, problem -solving, dealing with cultural difference) and how you would adopt this identity.

The following modules help learners understand how to find information through networking and research and by understanding what opportunities are out there:

  • GAJ – 7: Work Your Network

  • GAJ – 8: Do Your Research

  • YAYC – 5: Find Your Future

  • Get That Job: What Recruiters Say

  • Prospects: Industry Insights

  • TARGET Jobs

  • What do Graduates Do?

  • Inside Careers

  • Career Player

  • UEL Paid Placements

Websites of professional bodies

  • UEL Mentoring Schemes

  • UEL Volunteering Schemes

  • Work Experience/Internships

Suggested Reading list

CBI (2009) Future Fit: Preparing graduates for the world of work. Confederation of British Industry.

CIHE (2008) Graduate Employability: What do employers think and want?

London: Council for Industry and Higher Education.

Cottrell, S.M. (2003) Skills for Success: The Personal Development Planning Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cottrell, S.M. (2008) The Study Skills Handbook, 3rd Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

De Grunwald, T. (2008) Dude, where’s my career?, Chichester: Summersdale.

Done, J. and Mulvey, R. (2011) Brilliant - Graduate Career Handbook, Harlow: Pearson Education.

Fanthome, C. (2004) Work Placements – A Survival Guide for Students, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU) and Association of Graduate Careers Advisory services (AGCAS) (2011) What do Graduates Do?

Herbert, I. and Rothwell, A. (2005) Managing your Placement – A Skills-Based Approach, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hind, D. and Moss, S. (2005 ) Employability Skills, 2nd Edition, Houghton le Spring: Business Education Publishers

Honey, P. and Mumford, A. (1995), Using Your Learning Styles, 2nd Edition, Berkshire: Peter Honey Publications

Kinton, B. (2011) Brilliant Workplace Skills for Students & Graduates, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kolb, D A. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Mellor,R.B., Coulton, G., Chick, A., Bifulco. A., Mellor.N. and Fisher.A. (2009) Entrepreneurship for Everyone – A Student Textbook, London: Sage.

Reeves, T. (1994) Managing effectively: developing yourself through experience, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Thompson, N. (2002) People Skills, 2nd Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Trought, F. (2011) Brilliant - Employability Skills: How to Stand Out from the Crowd in the Graduate Job Market, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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