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Employability Skills – Glyndŵr Graduate

The purpose of this course is to enable you to identify your own skills relevant to the job market, identify your own career development needs and identify opportunities to meet these needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from a wide range of industry speakers. From company directors and professional sports persons to actors, HR consultants, leading software development companies and recruitment specialists.

This course will develop research skills and professional reflective practice for career development.

What will you study?

The course will allow you to learn more about key attributes, attitudes and skill sets required in the job market:

Core Attributes:

  • Engaged -  To be able to take responsibility for your outcomes and embrace opportunities to participate and develop.
  • Enterprising - To be able to show initiative, resourcefulness and self-determination in achieving outcomes.
  • Creative - To be able to invent and develop original ideas to produce new and interesting outcomes.
  • Ethical - To act in a caring and principled way, with integrity and respecting diversity. A global perspective and a commitment to avoid harm to others and the environment.

Key Attitudes:

  • Commitment - To be able to decisively engage with activities and work towards your goals.
  • Confidence - To have self-assurance arising from an appreciation of your own abilities and qualities.
  • Adaptability - To be able to respond to changing demands and drivers, both personally and globally, and see yourself as a life-long learner on a continual journey.
  • Resilient - To be able to manage setbacks and recover from difficulties, and to recognize that is an attribute you can develop.
  • Curiosity - To have a desire to expand your knowledge and horizons, to understand to the world more fully.

Practical Skillsets:

  • Digital fluency - To understand and be able to select and use the appropriate digital tools and technologies to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Critical Thinking - To be able to apply logical principles, rigorous standards of evidence, and careful reasoning to the analysis and discussion of claims, beliefs, and issues.
  • Emotional Intelligence - To be able to identify, understand and manage emotions, both in yourself and others.
  • Communication - To be able to communicate effectively and appropriately, for the intended purpose and audience, in writing and orally, and across different media.
  • Leadership & Team working - To be able to work effectively within teams, giving effective support and leadership to your team members.
  • Organization - To be able to effectively and efficiently plan, time-manage and execute projects, and appropriately prioritize competing demands.

Course dates

1st May 2019 to 14th August 2019, every Wednesday, 11:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm

You are welcome to book on and join in flexibly during this period.

Location

Plas Coch Campus

Credits 

20

Assessment

Students are required to complete a portfolio demonstrating their understanding and knowledge of their own skills and attributes in relation to the job market and their own career development.

Fees

Free

To book 

To book your place, visit the online shop

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