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Professional and Career Development

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.

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On this course you will be introduced toProfessional and Career Development.

The course aims:

To help students understand career paths and the skills needed for continuous personal and professional development

To help students to make informed decision about their professional and career development

To enable students to search for opportunities to reach their potential

To help students set career and life goals and develop an action plan to achieve them

Who is this course for?

This course is open to all with an interest in the subject.

Learning and Teaching

The course is taught in 6 x 3 hour sessions with:

Presentation on career paths; lifelong learning; continuous personal development (CPD); key skills needed for success career; inspirations and motivations to fulfil potential

Discussing personal and structural barriers to access appropriate education and training provisions and employment opportunities; research opportunities that fit need.

Empowering students and developing and boosting their confidence – you can do it; inviting role models to make presentation to inspire the students.

Gap analysis in progressing to chosen career; conducting personal needs (SWOT) analysis; developing appropriate personal action plan; monitoring progress against set plan and targets.

Presentation on Equality Agenda and Legislation; equal opportunity & diversity in work place and service delivery

Presentation by representatives from Career Wales, Jobcentre plus, Welsh Government etc .

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment for this module is:

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Your tutor will give suggestions for reading materials throughout the course.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use Cardiff University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.