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Skills for the Workplace (CertHE) - Daytime Delivery

Want to build confidence and progress in the workplace? Then develop the skills employers are looking for and step onto the career ladder!

Studies show that job successes comes from having well-developed soft skills. The Skills for the Workplace course is designed to give you the best shot at growth and success, both on a personal and professional level. This course will help develop your skills, improve your self-confidence and restart your career.

Designed to give you the tools to apply your personal transferable skills to the workplace; the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started… the skills that employers want!

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PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Once you have decided that you would like to study the Certificate of Higher Education in Skills for the Workplace programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.


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Institution Code: T80
Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
N/A (Overseas)

What you will learn

Course Overview

This programme is delivered in a blended approach with a mix of both online and face-to-face sessions that are both engaging and interactive.

The course is specifically focused on employability, ensuring that students are able to use workplace experiences to inform their studies throughout each module.

Explicit outcomes include the creation of digital portfolios, through which students can demonstrate their understanding of key skills, theories and methodologies for use at interview and to secure career progression.

Module Topics

The programme is specifically created in its content and flexible delivery to give you the confidence to anticipate and approach challenges independently or with others, to conduct research and strategic planning before you start and to complete tasks already started. In short to develop the skills that employers want!

All of the teaching is project-based, linking theory with practical application and ensuring that each module is contextualised within real workplace situations and challenges.

  • Academic and Employability Skills
    • Provide the student with the underlying study/research strategies and software skills to facilitate effective study in Higher Education.
    • Enable the student to take responsibility for their own learning.
    • Enable the student to gain confidence and competence as an effective employee by developing a range of employability skills such as reflection, time management and presentation skills.
  • Digital Skills and Research Methods
    • Improve the student’s digital skills within the workplace.
    • Develop awareness of the importance of effective analysis of information and its translation into knowledge.
    • Enable students to utilise digital skills and knowledge for effective and strategic working
  • Effective Team Working and Communication
    • Introduce the student to strategies for effective team working.
    • Develop the student’s awareness of the range of communication skills integral to success within the workplace.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
    • To be able to solve problems and make decisions in the workplace.
    • To be able to manage and implement change in the workplace.
  • Professional Career Development
    • Introduce the student to strategies for personal reflection and career development planning.
    • Gain confidence and competence as effective employees.
    • Develop the student’s awareness of enterprise, including self-employment and the skills required to set up a successful business.
  • Managing Enterprise in the 21st Century
Assessment

There are a variety of assessments such as presentations, projects, reports and blogs. There are no examinations.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses are by individual merit. Normally students under the age of 21 will have at least 1 A-Level or BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or equivalent. Mature Candidates – experience can often be taken into consideration in lieu of formal qualifications.

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Career Opportunities

This programme is specifically focused on employability, ensuring that students are able to use workplace experiences to inform their studies throughout each module.

Explicit outcomes include the creation of digital portfolios, through which students can demonstrate their understanding of key skills, theories and methodologies for use at interview and to secure career progression.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.