Essentials: Career Development

Essentials: Career Development



This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking opportunities to help boost career development and self-development, both academically and socially. The Essentials Study Programme is targeted towards colleges, with the understanding that learners will undertake selected sections of content and assessment in relevant areas to develop their skills for life and work.


Essentials: Career Development is split into three learning areas with a range of different sections:


Unit 1: Pre-employment

In this unit, learners will explore how to use LinkedIn in the job search, skills needed for job searching and how to apply for jobs. Learners will also look at how to develop their strengths, how to write a CV and the kinds of career options available.

Sections in this unit:

  • Using social media platforms to present yourself and search for jobs
  • Job Search Skills
  • Applying for jobs
  • Developing yourself and your strengths
  • Presenting information on a CV
  • Identify a range of career options

  • Unit 2: Interview

    Learners will learn how to effectively plan for different types of interview, and how to present themselves both physically and verbally in order to create a good impression.

    Sections included in this unit:

  • Planning for an interview
  • Presenting yourself

  • Unit 3: During Employment

    Learners will gain an insight into how to identify and deal with problems such as workplace issues and stress in daily life, as well as learning about digital skills and how to improve these.

    Sections included in this subject area:

  • Identifying and dealing with problems in daily life
  • Digital skills
  • The benefits of this course include:

  • Access engaging online content focused on the personal development, behaviour and attitudes of learners
  • Use as a flipped learning model to ensure tutors spend more time ob higher order, applied, contextualised learning to develop ‘depth’
  • Auto-assessed questions – no need for tutor marking
  • Auto-certification – personalise your students certificate
  • Huge cost savings on standard tutorial delivery.
  • Track, monitor and evidence student work
  • Support learners develop a breadth of knowledge for their future career and life
  • Key Information

    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment



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