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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
How you will study
January, May, September
International course fees
Course code: OLPAL Level: 7
In today's increasingly competitive employment market, it's important to be able to stand out from the crowd and present yourself to prospective employees in the best possible way.
This short course is aimed at equipping you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help you kick start your career, or even take it in a new direction.
On this course you will:
Learn to plan and manage your personal development and career path
Learn how to research industries and the job market
Learn how to present yourself appropriately to prospective employers
Develop communication skills to succeed at making a successful application
Experience post graduate study and develop digital literacy.
Enhance your employment prospects
Whether you're a recent graduate or you feel you could benefit from enhancing your employability and personal development, this course will enable you to plan and manage your career plans more effectively. You will learn some essential tools and techniques to increase your employment prospects and prepare you for the modern world of work.
This course is particularly suitable for graduates who may not currently be in employment or who feel they are underemployed. Alternatively, anyone with an undergraduate degree may wish to study this to improve their career management prospects.
Our online tutors will help you to critically evaluate your skills, strengths and attributes and identify and develop theoretical and practical knowledge to manage your career and personal development.
Building the confidence to push on with your career
During this 10 week course, you'll learn how to articulate and present your strengths and attributes during interviews and when making applications. These skills will help you to demonstrate how you can add value to an organisation and why you should be employed over other candidates.
You'll also learn how to:
Assess your experiences and competences, as well as your aims and ambitions, from which you will develop your career plan
Research and understand employers requirements during the recruitment and selection process.
* If you are a recent University of Derby graduate from the UK/EU who completed an undergraduate degree full time, you may be eligible for a free place on this course. Contact us or call on +44 1332 59 4000 for further information and to check your eligibility.
Notes about fees for this course
Flexible payment plans
Contact University of Derby Online Learning to find course entry requirements.
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